Family Law Archive

Crime

ASU philosophy professor Thad Botham leads an average life with one exception: his father has been in prison for 34 years. More specifically, Botham’s father, Ken Botham, has been imprisoned for more than three decades …

Abortion – No

     A subject that often generates more heat than light, for understandable reasons, it is unfortunate that the question is phrased so fallaciously.  It’s like that old question asked by one’s friend, ‘have you stopped …

Spencer Family Murdered with Axe

“We are all here, murdered with an ax night of Aug 2, 1877, at their home south by southwest from here.  Their bodies lay beneath this tomb.  Their virtues live above it.”  So reads the …

Age of Consent – No

Rules, rules, rules…just when you think America has enough of them, another one makes the headlines. Sure, the people who make them are generally well-meaning in their efforts but that doesn’t mean that every proposed rule is justified. …

Prop 8 Reversed in California

When Proposition 8 was approved by 52 percent of California voters in 2008, it added the following words to the state constitution: “Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in …

Fighting for Child Support – Yes

Absolutely, jail time needs to be a measure used to collect child support.  My husband’s case is proof without the threat of jail time he would have never received a dime from his ex.   My husband …

Statutory Sexual Assault and Age of Consent – Yes

Age of Consent in Pennsylvania: Statutory Sexual Assault             In the State of Pennsylvania, the statute Title 18, §3122.1 statutory sexual assault states any person who “commits a felony of the second degree when that …

Paternity Testing

Whatever romantic feelings an unwed couple has for each other can disappear with the sudden news of pregnancy. That much is true as there are millions of single moms who are raising kids under 18 …

Child Protection Policies in the UK

The United Kingdom has unleashed a barrage of new, reformed policies aiming to protect children.  Within the decade however there have been problems within the system that could be detrimental to the safety of children in …

Legal Issues Surrounding Gay Marriage

Over the past few years there has been a political war over the right of gays to become legally married. However, I have yet to see the collection of politicians to stop and take a …

Leaving a Child alone in a Car – Yes

“911 how can I help you?” “My car has been stolen and my baby is in it!” shrieks a hysterical mother. So begins yet another example of the tragedy that can happen when children are …

Child Support

The child support system in America is broken.  There is no doubt about that.  The fact that it is broken is often sugarcoated by saying that “it’s for the children.”  However, a system that pits …

Child Support Enforcement Fraud

There are a lot of fathers out there who’ve lost their jobs thanks to our government unconstitutionally interfering with and usurping the auto, banking and mortgage businesses, as well as using failed economic policies that …