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Aug 25, 2007
Another failing grade for the system
by: Darlene Barriere

Sounds as though the system has failed both you and your children, Stephanie. I can only hope that the results will end up favourable at some future point. In the meantime, continue to be supportive of your children. They need you more than ever.

Darlene Barriere
Violence & Abuse Prevention Educator
Author: On My Own Terms, A Memoir

Aug 25, 2007
Please HELP save these kids!
by: Anonymous

Please help save these kids and give some peace to their mother! Is this America or what??? Brainwashing the children against their mother who has done no wrong? and the judge and child case workers not believeing what they are told by the children? This is just so unfair and blind of everyone who is working for the "law". Who can give this family justice? Hurry before it is too late!

Aug 25, 2007
horrible man......
by: Anonymous

Your ex should be thrown in JAIL FOR LIFE!!!!!!!!!! You sound like a wonderful parent because the daughter feels safe around you, and not your ex. The ex is a horrid man who should be locked up for life.

Aug 26, 2007
child abuse
by: Marty W

I just can't understand how a judge and lawyers can be so stupid. When a child is scared of a parent why can't they see it. Do they not think there is a reason for that?? Or do they just go the easy way out and wait for the child to be hurt beyond repair. One of these days the father is going to just flip out and then it will be too late to see just what he is capable of doing. Will it take a murder for the courts to see what is going on??? I guess all you can do is pray the little girl survives her life with her dad.

Aug 26, 2007
stay in the fight!!
by: Sylvia

Stephanie, Do not give up the fight no matter how tough it seems at times. You will prevail and your kids need you to be there for them. We have to believe that somewhere in this crazy system there will be justice for you. Stay strong.
Sylvia

Aug 27, 2007
in whose best interest?
by: Sarah

I have personally witnessed physical abuse from this man to Stephanie. After 20 years of working with adult and juvenile domestic abuse survivors, I continue to be furious that our legal system awards primary custody and placement to convicted abusers. How are kids to grow up with any faith in our legal system when the people who are acting as their lawyers, in their best interest, are not believed? How can an educated GAL not recognize, or not care to take into account, dynamics of abuse? My understanding of this situation is that the GAL has a financial interest in the abusers lawyer's business. I'm no lawyer but it seems to me he should recuse himself.

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