• Petitioned California Governor

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Request to investigate Indio, California Family Courts

    1. maha abdel
    2. Petition by

      maha abdel

      SAN JUAN

The California Family Courts are abusing children in alarming numbers. Children that have been abused and or neglected by a parent, are being forced to continue to have unmonitored visitation, or worse, live with the abusive parent. Family Courts are battering protective parents to such an alarming rate, with allowing the trendy catch phrase “Parental Alienation” or other sugar coated wording that means the same, as a defense for the abusive parent and their attorney’s. Parental Alienation is not a real syndrome, and has never been recognized as one, however the courts are allowing abusive parents to use this as a defense in a custody case, where a child has been abused or made allegations of abuse. The protective parent has sought help within the court, to protect their children from further abuses, yet are met with a horrifying outcome. Protective parents are turned into the abusers of parental alienation, with no chance to prove they are innocent, while the abuse or neglect allegations are forgotten. This is a growing pandemic in the California Family Courts, who are by far the most financially driven courts of the country.  Protective parents, mostly mothers have become the target. We need immediate reform as our pleas have fallen on deaf ears far too long. Children finally find the strength to stand up and say, “Help me,” but then are re-offended by the courts. This is beyond unacceptable, and we need it to stop today. No more court appointed minors counsels, therapists, monitors, evaluators. All with whom seem to be driven by financial gain. Commissioners and Judges are also gaining financial security by allowing the corruption to continue. Cases involving abuse and or neglect allegations should be heard in criminal court. Force the abusers to defend themselves, not the victims. 
Our children are the future, and we need a change to make sure that their futures are bright, and that they want to live to see tomorrow. Clear cut laws need to be put into place, whereas attorneys and judges can’t manipulate the system to benefit financially. “Guidelines” have been written, yet they are not enforced because they are not laws. Complaints have been filed with the California Bar Association, yet no violations are ever found. We need an audit into the systems who are denying complaints against the courts, and the court appointed entities, attorneys, psychologists, evaluators, and monitors.
Do not allow the abuse to continue. If you or anyone you know, has been victimized by the courts after attempting to protect a child from abuse and or neglect, please sign this petition. Our children are counting on you. Request a investigation against the mediator EMELINDA MCGINNIS

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    Reasons for signing

    • Donna Townsend LA QUINTA, CA
      • about 3 years ago

      Request to investigate the mediator EMELINDA MCGINNIS Indio Court, California

      My formal complaint was not answered by the court.

      Emelinda MCGinnis ignored eye witness accounts of abusive behavior of my son's father and still awarded custody with devastating results. She gave custody to my son’s abusive and alcoholic father. Less then two weeks later my son lost part of his finger while in the abusive man’s custody.

      The court order reads that the father may NOT drink while his son is in his custody, and continue to violet the court order and drinks. Again eye witness testimony was ignored by EMELINDA MCGINNIS Indio Court, California and my son remains in danger.

    • Amira Al-Haj RAPID CITY, SD
      • over 3 years ago

      help children that been abused.

    • Kimberly Myers SOUTH FORK, UNITED STATES
      • over 3 years ago

      This is an epidemic in the family court system. These children who report abuse are ignored by the system designed to protect them. It's a financial incentive to keep these cases going on for years while children suffer and families become bankrupt trying to protect them. It's time for reform! We need the Parental Rights Amendment, and we need the Protective Parent Reform Act in every state.


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