When emotional abuse exists, one parent is routinely and systematically pushed out of their children's lives by the opposite parent, and usually with our system supporting it. These parents have been stripped of their parental rights, their financial resources, and their dignity. Courts rely on investigations that are often incomplete to help one parent push the other parent out of their children's lives. Children need both their parents and their relationships should be protected.
Please sign the petition to let our legislators know that we are serious about stopping parental alienation and emotional abuse, and we expect them to take action to stop it.
Doctors, lawyers and therapists work in professions that are insufficiently supervised. Even though these are supposed to be in “caring” professions, they are able to ignore abuse, disregard information, do incomplete investigations, and pass personal opinions off as professional as they please without sufficient oversight. Many professionals are conscious of these issues; however, those who are not cause a tremendous amount of damage to families. The only recourse to remedy unprofessional conduct is a complaint, which, if the professional is found guilty, only serves to punish the professional, but does nothing to fix the problem that they created. These professionals are harming the very people they say they are trying to help; the children.
My husband has been fully committed to his children since their birth. He has been forced to fight to keep his children in his life against the wishes and relentless deceitful actions of his ex-spouse. He has been repeatedly accused of physical abuse, which has been investigated and found to be untrue. His ex-spouse's emotional abuse and alienation has never been properly investigated or followed up on by the proper investigative bodies, even after other professionals reported having seen it in action. This abuse has torn our family apart, and our system has been supporting it by failing to appropriately intervene during the process. Despite his ex-spouse's actions, my husband still supports her custodial privileges and seeks amicable joint custody settlements, as this is what is best for the children involved.
It took the collapse of Enron to hold the accounting profession accountable for their actions. Now it is time to hold the legal and medical professions to the same standard, and stop allowing them to participate and assist one parent to push the other out of their children’s lives.
Parents nationwide have fallen victim to having their children ripped away from them due to these issues. As our elected officials, we expect that you will act to stop this form of abuse.