No Legal Consequences for Child Abuser

by Elizabeth
(Orange County, California, USA)

Minor's Counsel tells Judge, Father was not aware of child abuse in his home: 
I would like to know how it is possible for a (alleged in the eyes of the court)child abuser not to have any legal recourse for abusing two minor children. What does it take to get someone to take responsible for her actions. My two children have seen a therapist with their father and have said that his current wife is physically and emotionally abusing them and yet nothing has been done except the fact that at the present time they are not allowed to go to father's home and no overnight visits at his current home.

Father does not believe both minor children and says that it me their mother who is brainwashing them and coaching them into what to say. Minor children are torn by the fact that their father does not believe them and our oldest is having trust issues with her father and does not respect him.
My youngest is in fear for her father's safety because she thinks that his current wife is going to hurt him.
I have sole custody of both minor children and the battle still goes on between father and me, but what about the current wife and step-mother what happens to her and how can this be prevented from happening in the future or retaliation.

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Sep 04, 2010
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

I have no answers for you. The system is broken, of that I have no doubt. Others have expressed the same frustration as you have for similar situations, because there doesn't seem to be any recourse. It IS a blessing that you have sole custody of your children. Thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me.

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Darlene Barriere
author. speaker. survivor. coach
From Victim to Victory, a memoir

Sep 09, 2010
Honesty from her heart to you:
by: maurice

My heart goes out to you and your two children: Great you have their custody: That is half the battle if not the full: You are a good woman: A good mother wanting what is the best for your children: Their father like the law is an Ass: He is not a man of substance: He is a weak man: he is only watching out for his own ego: He has a woman who is neither good nor bad for him who is equally a weak woman: Darlene spoke from her heart to you: ''WoW'' her honesty in speaking her mind ever so lovingly to you is huge: At least you know the reality of your caring and wanting to care so you can love and cherish your children: The truth in time ( hopefully a short time) will set you and your children free. Always believe in yourself:

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