Obsessed Alienation – Severe Parental Alienation in Custody Cases

“I love my children. If the court can’t protect them from their abusive father, I will. Even though he’s never abused the children, I know it’s a matter of time. The children are frightened of their father. If they don’t want to see him, I’m not going to force them. They are old enough to […]

A few things you should know about CPS litigation

Because knowledge is power – This article is from the Texas District and County Attorneys Association at  http://www.tdcaa.com/node/2496 By Pamela Kemp Parker Special Projects Attorney with the Office of General Counsel, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Austin If you are new to CPS cases, the learning curve is steep. What follows is a […]

Poisoned Hearts – How Parental Alienation Hurts

I am going to focus my attention for a while on Parental Alienation Syndrome. I encourage comments and ideas from the readers. (From Wikipedia):Parental alienation syndrome was a term coined by child psychiatrist Richard A. Gardner.  He defines Parental Alienation Syndrome as “a disorder that arises primarily in the context of child-custody disputes. Its primary manifestation is […]

District Clerk’s Case Set for Trial

Source: Collin County Observer The pretrial hearing in the Collin County District Clerk’s case held on November 8, 2011 revolved around motions filed by former District Clerk Hannah Kunkle’s attorney John Charles Hardin. Watching Mr. Hardin in action, it appears he is nothing if not flamboyant, perhaps a cross between Richard “Racehorse” Haynes and Colonel […]

This is M.D. one of the children not forgotten…

Source of Stories: PLAINTIFFS’ ORIGINAL COMPLAINT FOR INJUNCTIVE AND DECLARATORY RELIEF AND REQUEST FOR CLASS ACTION in the recent lawsuit filed on behalf of 12000 foster children in the State of Texas against Governor Rick Perry, Thomas Suehs, Executive Commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission of the State of Texas and Anne Heiligenstein, […]

Breaking The Silence – Moms Losing Child Custody To Their Batterers?

This is the program that aired on Public Television in October of 2005. The documentary tells the stories of children who are taken away from their protective mothers. October is domestic violence awareness month This October – Listen. Breaking The Silence: Children’s Stories (BTS) chronicles the impact of domestic violence on children and the recurring […]


This ruling is an awesome show of the law and how it works.  CPS is rarely overturned.  In particular, to have the Third District Court of Appeals rule so specifically on the terms of what they can constitute “imminent danger” requiring the removal of a child, and also implementing the requirement to make every reasonable […]