Sunday, April 29, 2012

Breaking News: Federal Appeals Court to Decide Case in New York City

by Leon Koziol.Com

The United States Court of Appeals in New York City released its weekly calendar today which includes the case of John Parent v State of New York. This is a consolidated test case seeking to establish a privacy limit for parents and families subjected to abusive divorce, custody and support practices in state domestic relations courts. It is being argued by Dr. Leon R. Koziol, a parental advocate who spent more than 23 years in federal and state courts litigating civil rights cases on behalf of minorities, women and victims of government abuse.

It comes in the wake of the Founding Fathers March on Capitol Hill this past week and is set for Friday of Father’s Day weekend. Whether the June 15th date means anything for long discriminated fathers is already the subject of widespread speculation. Regardless, civil rights activists across New York’s metropolitan area are already organizing a rally at the Foley Square court in lower Manhattan. Although oral arguments are not scheduled, this is the date set to begin deliberations, and it affords Family Court victims an opportunity to express their support.

The plaintiff, John Parent, is not a real person. Like the case of Roe v Wade, it is a fictitious name allowed by a lower federal court on a sealed record to protect privacy interests. The name is also employed to represent the concerns of “parents similarly situated”. In this manner, the high cost and complexities of a class action lawsuit were avoided. In short, you may be an interested party to this action, and your personal and financial support is crucial to its success. The lawsuit and appeals brief can be found on line at Today’s news was received with guarded optimism given the uphill battle. However, Dr. Koziol had this to say:

“Shared parenting and family retention are the final frontier of civil rights to be defended under the American Constitution. When parents raise their children, they exercise virtually every human right contemplated by that venerable document. And so, this is where I draw my line against further invasions of family privacy. I will not back down.”

The case deals with a full range of parenting interests, including child alienation, attorney misconduct, oppressive collection practices and equal protection violations. A “separate but unequal” doctrine of custody laws is being challenged because it mandates superior and inferior classifications among separated paternal and maternal family units even when it harms parent-child relationships. Litigants are needlessly forced to fight over power and money awards which produce lucrative controversy for lawyers. Debtor prisons and other barbaric practices inflict greatest injury to minority fathers. The case is being defended by the U.S. Justice Department, New York Attorney General and law firms on behalf of named lawyers and municipalities.

See Complaint and Appeals Brief (Click Here)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Confessions Of A Divorce Kid: The Awkward Baseball Game

Andy Cambell writes:

When the game ends, win or lose, which parent will I go to first?

It might seem like a small-potatoes dilemma for a white suburban child of divorce. But awkward baseball games -- and all the divorce politics that come with them -- are some of my most vivid memories, mostly because they were the most stressful events of my young life. I mean, I could win a baseball game any time, but I had the emotional scarring and heart-breaking of two sets of parents to worry about.

Indeed, baseball games had so little to do with baseball, and so much to do with the divorce. It was as if two warring factions were meeting on the battlefield, and their tactics involved one-upping each other with better juice boxes at post-game snack time. My affection was the spoil of war.

They had their tactics, and I had mine. I took mental note of how many breaks I took with each parent, how many high fives I doled out and at what volume I called step-mom, "Mom." If I was on the mound, I made grinning glances at each of up to four parents between pitches. Seventh-inning stretch involved sitting and talking with each group for such precisely equal amounts of time, it made our supposedly "equal" visitation schedule look like it was organized by, well, children.

I'm not saying I had horrible parents. On the contrary -- both sets molded me into the all-around bad ass I am today. Sure, there were times when one parent would put me in the middle of an argument that wasn't mine to have. But overall my folks had no idea what stress-induced havoc they were wreaking on my young brain.

The awkward baseball game is a prime example of where divorced parents can go very right or horribly wrong with their children. I know that most divorce kids, like me, think about their parents' feelings way more than is readily apparent. I would try not to offend anyone, which weighed on me so heavily it would often bring me to tears.

And that's why the best divorced parent is the one who can see how hard it is for their kids to worry about such frivolous things. The best parent is the one who cares so much about their child that they don't care where the kid sits; one that will love their kid just the same even if he sits with the "other" parent at a thousand seventh-inning stretches.

The best parent is the one who can see that I'm not super excited about my game-winning shot to left-center. My dad approaches the field -- the first parent to see me after my big game -- and pulls a move that should be in every divorced parent's handbook.

"Awesome game, Andy, you kicked butt out there," he says with a smile. "Go say hi to your mother -- I'll be around if you wanna play catch before you go. If not, no problem, we'll play catch on Thursday."

Thanks, pops. Weight lifted.

My two cents...

Kudos dad!! This dad did what most 'good' parents (male or female) would do... however, if there was parent alienation going on... this dad would have risked being shut out of his son's life.. and the kid would have thought that dad didn't want to go to his games, or be a part of the child's life- because that would have been what the child would have been brainwashed into believing!

Sad huh?

Dominating, controlling, covert or overt abusive parents- open your eyes! Do you see what you're doing to your children?

Oh yeah, for a moment I had a brain fart... alienators don't give a rats ass about the kid[s] or anyone else it's all about them!

Young adult children, or adult children of abuse... maybe your absent parent was forced out of your life - by the dominating, controlling, selfish abusive parent and the equally abusive corrupt courts!

If you think you may have lost out on an absent parent's love because of the 'other' dominating, controlling, self centered, 'only worried about them self parent'... take a look at this web site and ask for a free session...

Kudos to all the great parents out there... you know who you are!

Original article below

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

George Zimmerman in Custody, Faces Charges

NBC News: George Zimmerman in Custody, Faces Charges

NBC News reports George Zimmerman is now in custody. Florida State Attorney Angela Corey is expected to announce criminal charges against him for his role in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. WATCH the press conference live here, scheduled for 6 p.m.

Complete details from NBC New York:

Thank you Dear God!


George Zimmerman to Be Charged With Second-Degree Murder

George Zimmerman is being charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, Florida State Attorney Angela Corey has announced. 

Complete details from NBC New York:


Breaking News and Commentary from Citizens For Legitimate Government

11 Apr 2012
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Breaking: Zimmerman charged with second-degree murder 11 Apr 2012 George Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the February 26 shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, a Florida state attorney announced Wednesday. State attorney Angela Corey said that Zimmerman has surrendered to authorities and has been arrested. Police say Zimmerman fatally shot Martin, a 17-year-old African-American, on February 26 in Sanford, Florida, after Martin began walking home from a convenience store.

Breaking: George Zimmerman charged with 2nd degree murder and is in custody 11 Apr 2012 (Jacksonville, FL) Angela Corey, Special Prosecutor in Trayvon Martin murder case: George Zimmerman has been charged with 2nd degree murder. Zimmerman is in custody, in a secret location. [This story will be updated.]

Breaking: UC Davis pepper spray report critical of police action 11 Apr 2012 A newly released report on the November 18, 2011 pepper spray incident at UC Davis says the incident "should and could have been prevented." UC Davis police pepper sprayed a line of students sitting on the ground during an Occupy protest on the campus. Video of the incident went viral and both the police and the administration were heavily criticized in the days that followed.

Zimmerman to be charged in Trayvon Martin case 11 Apr 2012 CBS News has confirmed that neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman will be charged in the February shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla. State Attorney Angela Corey is scheduled to hold a news conference at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the state attorney's office in Jacksonville, Florida related to the Martin investigation. According to a senior law enforcement official, Corey is expected to announce that Zimmerman will face state charges.

Trayvon Martin: Attorneys say Zimmerman contacted prosecutor, Sean Hannity 10 Apr 2012 Like two worried parents with a wayward child, George Zimmerman's lawyers stood puzzled in front of the Seminole County Courthouse on Tuesday and admitted they'd lost control. Zimmerman has not talked to or communicated with them since Sunday, said Craig Sonner, one of his lawyers. Worse, Zimmerman has done two dangerous things, his lawyers said: He telephoned a special prosecutor who's trying to put together a criminal case against him, and he called Sean Hannity of Fox News. Both were bad ideas, said Sonner and co-counsel Hal Uhrig.

Mich. teacher: I was fired over Trayvon fundraiser 10 Apr 2012 A teacher fired from a Michigan middle school after encouraging students to raise money for the family of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin said Tuesday she is confused by the dismissal and wants the school's administration to explain. Brooke Harris was dismissed in March from Pontiac Academy for Excellence after she supported students' efforts to plan a wear-a-hoodie-to-school day. Martin was wearing a hoodie on Feb. 26 when he was shot to death by a neighborhood watch volunteer.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

RIP Jayne Major PH.D

Jayne A. Major, Ph.D. 1938-2012
 'Breakthrough Parenting' Author and Pioneer in Parental Alienation Education Transformed the Lives of Countless Parents and Children Over the Course of Her 50-year Career

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Jayne Major passed away on March 14th in Los Angeles at the age of 74 after a valiant struggle with cancer. She is best known as the author of the acclaimed book Breakthrough Parenting: Moving Your Family from Struggle to Cooperation. Dr. Major was an active speaker and educator and personally taught parenting classes based on her Breakthrough Parenting methods continuously for 50 weeks a year over the last 30 years. Through her books and teaching, Dr. Major created famous phrases that are now in our everyday language, such as "catch them being good," "teachable moment" or "give them a gift in the way they can receive it."

Her Breakthrough Parenting methods revolutionized parenting education around the world by creating the "manual" for raising children. She taught over 20,000 families on how to successfully raise their children. Her methods have been used around the world.

Dr. Major was the owner of the non-profit, Breakthrough Parenting Services, Inc. In 2011, She founded a new company with other professionals, Major Family Services, Inc., for the purpose of continuing her legacy through the teaching of her new curriculum and publishing of her new and revised writings.  

"Dr. Major positively affected the lives of over 20,000 families and reunited parents with their children under very difficult circumstances. She was admired by many. Through Major Family Services we will continue her legacy to educate everyone in what Dr. Major called the most important job on the planet: parenthood," said Plinio J. Garcia of Major Family Services.

Dr. Major also remained an active writer and just recently completed the editing of a new book entitled Parenting with Discipline and Love: Major Breakthroughs for Raising Successful Children. The new book will be published soon through Major Family Services, Inc. Parenting with Discipline and Love includes an extensive collection of practical parenting situations based on Dr. Major's over thirty years of teaching and consulting with parents on techniques for raising children who are disciplined, but confident, compassionate, and, ultimately successful in all aspects of their lives.

In November of last year, Dr. Major conducted her last speakership session at the 2nd Annual Conference of Parental Alienation - A Community Responds, in Santa Monica, California, where she led her own workshop entitled Parents Who Have Successfully Fought Parental Alienation Syndrome. Dr. Major was a pioneer in identifying and educating parents to the devastating effects of Parental Alienation; a behavior most often found in high conflict divorces when a disturbed parent turns a child against the other parent and family members to gain psychological control and the advantage in custody battles, often with the encouragement of their legal counsel.

"Parental Alienation is one of the worst kinds of child abuse," claimed Dr. Major based on her many years of observation. "These children often grow up to be socially maladaptive and with serious psychiatric issues. If the child is left to be raised by the disturbed parent and has no contact with the healthy parent there is no one to offset the damage that is being done to them."
Over the course of her career, Dr. Major authored several articles on the subject of Parental Alienation and presented at numerous conferences, including the Children's Rights Council in Washington D.C. She promoted widespread education and awareness of the phenomenon of Parental Alienation in her attempts to end the active and passive legal sanctioning of these behaviors so detrimental to the well being of children.

Dr. Major advocated, "We all need to educate ourselves about this serious problem and do all that we can to stop Parental Alienation from happening." She believed that the best way to prepare for and combat Parental Alienation was through parenting classes and parenting education. She explained that victims of Parental Alienation need to be educated before they can undergo traditional psychotherapy.
She had recently re-edited her collection of articles on Parental Alienation and these will also soon be published and made available as a booklet through Major Family Services, Inc.
Dr. Major's passion for teaching spanned over fifty years, beginning in the 1960's as an Instructor with the United States Army, Department of Defense Schools in Germany and then as a Teacher with the Los Angeles Elementary Schools from 1966 to 1982. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Arizona State University in 1959, a Masters of Arts in Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education from California State University in 1972 and a Ph.D. in Education from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1982.

Her legacy shall continue through Major Family Services, Inc. and the Major Foundation for Breakthrough Parenting and Parental Alienation. Memorial contributions may be made to Major Family Services in the name of the Major Foundation for Breakthrough Parenting and mailed to 12405 Venice Blvd. #172, Los Angeles, CA 90066. Contributions may also be made online by visiting
A Memorial gathering for Jayne Major is being planned for Saturday, April 21, 2012. For more information, please email

My two cents: Dr Jayne Major was an amazing woman, she will be missed dearly, not only by her friends, family & colleagues but by people she didn't even know! She had a major impact on so many people, her legacy will continue for years to come... RIP!

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