Family Court Enabled Ex to Take & Turn Kids Against Her
“He said if I divorced him, he’d take full custody of our kids…His words paralyzed me…”
Alex Kasser, former Connecticut State Senator
Connecticut State Senator Alex Kasser resigned yesterday citing Family Court proceedings and painful memories of her children, who she says the father has estranged from her.
Alex says her ex threatened he would take their three children away from her if she left him. She must have understood Family Court would help him to do just that, so she stayed for a while longer, trapped in the marriage, until the children were older.
She left a few years ago, and apparently Family Court did enable the father to follow through on his threats to take and estrange the children from her.
Kasser helped get Jennifer’s Law passed, which she says will help women trapped in abusive situations like hers. But, unfortunately, it will not because it cannot stop judges from deeming women liars or mentally ill.
As long as judges have the power to discredit us, they can take our children and give custody to the father. New DV and child safety laws won’t make a dent in the crisis. And there is no way to hold judges accountable or abolish judicial immunity.
The only way women will regain the power to keep and protect our kids is to demand an entirely new system that does not allow for male entitlement. Custody cases must be removed from Family Court and heard in a REAL court. Juries must be the factfinders, not judges, and other due process protections ensured, as provided for in the Child Custody Act:
Many women don’t know that men can still punish and subjugate “their” women through Family Court.
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Cindy Dumas, M.A. has been researching, writing, and raising awareness about the Custody Crisis since 2003, when she was unable to protect her children from their abusive father. She fled into hiding when Family Court failed her and was tricked into returning home, when her children were given to their abusive father.