Abuse through the courts, revictimization, parental alienation, women lie, children given to abusers, judges who think that just because a woman is frantic there is something wrong with her, guardians ad litem, lawyers, psychologists, and a system that arguably makes more things worse than it makes them better, So what’s going on in our family courts?
Two experts who really know the experiences, the reasons, and the truth behind the crisis in the family courts join us for an in-depth look at where we are, how we got there, and what we can do about it.
Barry Goldstein, co-author of “Representing the Domestic Violence Survivor,” and author of “Scared to Leave Afraid to Stay,” among other books and articles, has been an attorney, educator and expert witness in domestic violence and custody cases. His latest book, “The Quincy Solution” Stop Domestic Violence and Save $500 Billion,” details reducing domestic violence. Maralee McLean is a child advocate, protective parent, domestic violence expert, and author of PROSECUTED BUT NOT SILENCED: Courtroom Reform for Sexually Abused Children. Her work has been published in the ABA Child Law Journal, Women’s E-News and other publications on the problems of family courts not protecting abused children.
Both discuss the problems with family court and family court judges on our next show. Listen Here, or go to the website and listen to all our archived programs whenever you like at 3 Women 3 Ways podcasts.