MN Constitution: Domestic Assault and Custody Laws

MN Constitution: Domestic Assault and Custody Laws

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Nicole Lackas started this petition to Minnesota State House and

We must make MN a safe state for the innocents involved in domestic violence!  Minnesota is an extremely progressive state in terms of equal rights and the law.  Unfortunately, we are behind in creating state laws in regards to providing safety for the children who are caught up in a divorce dispute concerning a parent who has a domestic assault conviction.

We need to create a safety net and provide assurance for victims of intimate partner domestic assault so that their children will be protected from their abuser if they choose to leave their partner.  Right now, victims are able to leave, but as it stands, a parent with a domestic assault conviction can still fight for sole legal and sole physical custody.  Unfortunately, according to statistics, once a victim of domestic assault leaves the relationship, the offender will then turn their attention towards the children.  Due to current MN state statute limitations, there is no assurance of safety for these children.  In fact, if the victims report abuse against their perpetrator pertaining their children to the officials, they will end up losing their children 90% of the time to their abuser due to "alienation."

Minnesota needs to create a law to protect the children that are left behind in a family where domestic assault is the reason for divorce.  In order to protect these innocent children, we need to ensure that these perpetrators are not allowed sole legal or sole physical custody of their children.  Please sign and share so that we can make a difference!

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