Ode to an Insufferable Advocate

What are you able to build with your lies
Integrity crumbles; trust withers and dies
Your boasts of endowment and feat
Beg Karma’s inscription on short term’s lease
From a charlatan’s pulpit you beat ire’s chest
Dragooning those of goodwill who decline your behest
Blow by blow, whack, thwack, wallop
Bellows the bark of narcissist’s trollop
Black and blue is the child whose parent you proffer
Contused the vocation that breeds ...
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Mommie Dearest? Prosecuting Cases of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy

13-WTR Crim. Just. 26

Criminal Justice
Winter, 1999
Feature
Lynn Holland Goldman, Beatrice Crofts Yorker a1

Copyright (c) 1999 by the American Bar Association; Lynn Holland Goldman, Beatrice Crofts Yorker

MOMMIE DEAREST? PROSECUTING CASES OF MUNCHAUSEN SYNDROME BY PROXY

*27 Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSBP), a form of child abuse in which a caretaker falsifies or induces illness in a child for the purposes of gaining medical attention, has gained public recognition. The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) ...

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Become a Sponsor of the 6th Annual Shoot for All Better

To my friends and colleagues:

I wanted to humbly request that you consider participating in or being a sponsor of the 6TH ANNUAL SHOOT FOR ALL BETTER on November 3, 2017, benefiting pediatric cancer research.

The event will be held at the Foxhall Resort and Sporting Club.

The hope is that through sponsorship from businesses and individuals that expenses for the event will be covered, whereby 100% of donations (the net goal is a $75,000.00 contribution) can go to the Read More →

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Deciding Custody Requires a “Forward-Looking Analysis”

(A review of Lowry v Winenger, a 2/23/17 Georgia Court of Appeals Decision)

In Lowry v. Winenger, No. A16A2133, 2017 WL 715956 (Ga. Ct. App. Feb. 23, 2017), Mother and Father divorced in 2013. They were granted shared physical custody of their son, although mother was the designated primary physical custodian. Neither parent was ordered to pay child support.

Just two months after their divorce was finalized, mother remarried, converted to the Mormon faith, and began taking the child to ...

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“Direct” v “Indirect” Contempt and Due Process Implications

Earlier this month, the Georgia Court of Appeals decided In Interest of K. J., No. A16A1501, 2017 WL 822471, at 1 (Ga. Ct. App. Mar. 2, 2017) At issue was whether the Lumpkin County Juvenile Court had the authority, sua sponte, to find a parent in criminal contempt.

The evidence before the Court of Appeals was that on January 26, 2016, a judicial hearing was held in a dependency matter, at which time the parties stipulated to the entry of a ...

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I don’t get it.

Written by Rachel Aliza Elovitz

I’m often told that I don’t get it because I don’t have children. I have canine children, but that aside – it’s true. I don’t get it. After almost 21 years of family law practice, I still don’t get…

  • How a parent feels it benefits his or her children to tell them the truth about their other parent’s infidelity or drug use…
  • How a parent thinks it appropriate to “discipline” a ...
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