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Children in Danger: The Terrifying X Factor in Family Law as Identified by Custody Calculations, a New Internet Web Site Company

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) June 2, 2006

A law enforcement officer for twenty-three years, Catherine MacWillie, Chief Executive Officer, of Custody Calculations, dealt daily with the issues pertaining to divorce and the family law court system. One of the more frightening results of the family law courts she came to witness was the ability of violent felons and convicted registered sexual offenders to receive unmonitored visitation, even obtain full custody of their children. Catherine identified the source of this loophole along with other revisions that should be made to the divorce process during the development of her company, Custody Calculations.

Catherine stated that it is her hope that the courts will implement the patented technology used in her new automated internet web site service to help the court recognize and rectify dangerous custody decisions that allow sexual predators to obtain custody of their children or have unmonitored visitation and other issues. She believes many of the changes that are needed in family law are simple and could occur now, today, without any change in the law. In some cases the reorganization of the court orders would be all that is needed. These small changes would have the added benefit of allowing families to recover faster from the divorce process than is now possible under the present system.

Ultimately these changes would also reduce the trauma, drama and devastation of divorce, minimize the number of valid court orders even provide for the use of such words as privacy and dignity in the divorce process. More immediate and pressing, these changes would act to protect and secure the safety of children.

Other changes would allow divorcing parties to control, for the first time who has what information and when during and after divorce just by reorganizing the court orders. By using the services developed by Custody Calculations, these changes and even more are now possible!

After spending many years on the front lines dealing with families, Catherine saw that the needs of families going through the divorce process were not being met. She sought answers. Research and development took ten years and included interviews both inside and outside the divorce process, business executives, judicial officers, and finance companies. She also reviewed issues related to workman’s compensation and interviewed hospital emergency room staff, evaluators, mediators, school administrators, families and children, police officers, detectives, including specialized and non specialized police units. During development, data and research was further pursued using books, tapes, video recordings and other periodicals and documents from the fields of psychology, parenting, social services, and even included statistics on bankruptcy and other related issues.

In the process of research, Custody Calculations, obtained a broader view of the true impact of family law on our entire social system. The company identified issues like the fact that twenty five percent of all crime in this country may be related to family law, including, homicides, suicides, abduction, kidnap, child abuse, domestic abuse, violation of court orders. Most of this has gone unnoticed by the general public and those within the family law court system.

So what is the loophole and how does it work? The current process of filing for divorce requires no submission of a criminal history. Why is this an issue? Many women have no knowledge of the background and/or criminal history of the men they marry or have children with something that became clear during interviews with specialized police units who deal with registered sexual offenders, rapists and pedophiles.

According to the detectives and officers interviewed these predators seek out – women with young children whom they can abuse, or they have children with women with the specific intent to rape and abuse these infants and children- even their own biological children! The woman with whom they live or those they marry do not have this information, therefore they are unable to provide it to the court during the divorce and custody process. Family law court needs this information as part of making an informed decision for the safety and welfare of the children.

While a majority of the time it is women who are victims of sexual predators, men would benefit from the submission of criminal history by the other party. Men marry women who have criminal backgrounds of which they are unaware of as well. While women are more often guilty of prostitution, drug, and alcohol arrests there are a very small number of women who are sexual predators or women who have been arrested for severe neglect or abuse of their children. Again without this information, the court cannot make an informed decision for the protection, safety and welfare of children.

While on the surface, this change would appear to be overwhelming and would require new legislation, it could be done with a minimum of effort and would ensure the safety of children protecting them from abusers which can hardly be argued against.

Criminal records, testimony or lack thereof, would be submitted by the parties at the onset of the divorce process without further costs or burden to the courts and would be notarized. Verification of the name, date of birth etc could be confirmed against the document. The information would become a part of the court record, to be filed and referred to with the rest of the necessary disclosures when determining custody.

To obtain additional information on this issue as well as all of the services of the Custody Calculations web site for attorneys, individuals, evaluators, mediators and others visit their promotion web site at http://www.custodycalculations.com or call them at 702-375-9389. Watch for their highly anticipated launch date of July 31, 2006.


Keeping Children Safe, Happy and Healthy on TV’s ‘Real Moms’! What Can Britney Spears Do To Prevent Losing Custody of Her Kids?

New York, New York (PRWEB) July 26, 2007

It is an all too common story: innocent children finding themselves in compromising situations and parents not having the proper tools to face these challenges. Celebrity mom, Britney Spears is often criticized for her parental techniques. And though no-one can totally protect their children from every emotional upset, accident or illness, preventative measures can be taken to minimize the kids’ suffering, nonetheless. The award-winning series Real Moms, Real Stories, Real Savvy offers parents insightful solutions in this weeks’ episode with a segment entitled, “How to Keep Kids Healthy” and investigate the “Effects of Divorce on Families” in an upcoming episode.

“Divorce is supposed to be the second worst trauma to a child – second only to the death of a parent”. States Dr Laurie Zelinger, Child Psychologist. This may well be a trauma Britney’s children have to face. LA County Department of Children and Family Services was called to Spears’ house twice recently in a two week period. Although, a stalker was thought to make the calls, it did send an alert to soon-to-be ex-husband Kevin Federline. “Kevin is prepared to go the distance in order to do what he feels is necessary to protect and safeguard the children and will not be intimidated or dissuaded from pursuit of those goals,” said Michael Sands, spokesman for Federline’s attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan.

How to Keep Kids Healthy provides tips and advice on how to help parents take care of their kids’ health and prevent the spreading of germs. Dr. Lillian M. Beard, featured expert and Pediatrician, says there are many things that parents can do in order to keep their kids happy and healthy. Starting with Breastfeeding, keeping newborns away from colds, washing hands for at least 20 seconds and limiting direct contact when older siblings have sniffles and sneezes are all steps towards keeping children healthy.

Real Moms is bridging the gap between the experts’ knowledge and caring for young children in the hope of minimizing the factors that make children suffer unnecessarily.

“Real Moms, Real Stories, Real Savvy” airs Nationally on PBS affiliate stations (check local listings) and in New York on WLIW, Channel 21: Fridays at 2:30 pm EST and Saturdays at 7:00AM EST.

About “Real Moms, Real Stories, Real Savvy”

“Real Moms, Real Stories, Real Savvy” is an award-winning series made for Public Television. The content spans from Pre-Conception to Pre-K for both new and expectant parents with important social, life-style and health and wellness information. The series is supported by a community website at http://www.realsavvymoms.com featuring blogs, forums videos and the highly popular “Ask an Expert” section.

The series is produced by Morphogenix, LLC. ‘An Evolution in Brand Communications’. http://www.mgxmedia.com


Custody Calculations Announces A Contest For The Brilliant Who Want to Strut Their Stuff

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) October 11, 2007

Background: Custody Calculations announces a unique job search and contest. We are seeking a brilliant marketing person who missed an opportunity to be on the ground floor of Microsoft, Apple, Amazon or Google. Someone who wants that “big break” so they can strut their stuff.

When Custody Calculations is a multi million dollar company, words like, could have, should have, but didn’t is not something than anyone is going to want to say to themselves. For someone this is that big break so we encourage participants to grab onto and strut their stuff!

CEO, Catherine MacWillie, stated we are a young start up company, with the next big, really big idea for the internet. So we decided to get creative ourselves and have a contest of our own. Past interviews and a resume we are looking someone with the ability to obtain results, using creativeness, contacts and any other sensational ideas that may be of value. The goal is to launch our company and to locate the most brilliant and creative PR person out there.

The winner receives a cash prize of $ 1,500.00. If the winner is as brilliant as we hope and we are as successful in our pre sales as anticipated there may also be a job in it for the winner, employment is not guaranteed. But Custody Calculations would be crazy to let an applicant go if they can advertise without a budget, call on friends and associates and get us huge media attention.

On the bright side the applicant might just come out of it with $ 1,500.00 in your their pockets and significant media attention for themselves – if they do it correctly that is the key. Whether or not the job is with Custody Calculations is to still to early to tell. That’s more than most job applicants get for their trouble.

So here is how it works. Whoever can provide Custody Calculations with the most media coverage, and business, notice both are required to win, over a sixty day period of time. Contest commences November 1, 2007. Contestants will be encouraged to try television shows like, 24 Hours, Oprah, or morning shows, like The View, radio shows like Rush Limbaugh, NPR, KFI, Tom and Ken, articles in magazines such as Time, W Magazine, Forbes, stories in newspapers, such as Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco wins. Points are assigned based on visibility of PR and additional points for sign ups, on our various web sites.

Now here is the part where we get serious. The services of our company will save lives. A retired law enforcement officer, CEO, Catherine MacWillie, spent ten years in research on the issue of family law identifying that perhaps as much as 25% of all crime is related to family law; homicides, suicides, kidnappings, abductions, domestic violence, child abuse, violation of court orders. Ultimately this contest is really more about saving lives. Lives like Samy and Lindsey who were only 7 and 8 years old when they were murdered by one of their parents. Angry and mad over their divorce and wanting to punish the other parent, a parent killed their own children. This contest and search is really more about making sure that we never have to bury more children like Samy and Lindsey because of the divorce process ever again! So whether people participate for the possibility of the contest money, job or just want to make a difference and save lives we welcome their participation.

Participants can download articles from our web sites to learn more about the company; brochures, video, press releases, contestants may also contact the CEO for interviews in the media etc. However articles must be original to the contestants. We do not want thirty applicants all contacting the same producers with the same story. Articles must reflect that they are part of contest submission and were not reviewed by the company prior to submission to the producer or media outlet.

We have three web sites, Custody Calculations, http://www.CustodyCalculations.com. This is our promotion web site. We are in beta testing now and expect to launch soon. Our two additional web sites, Teens Against Bad Divorces, http://www.TeensAgainstBadDivorces.com, and The Power Of The Ten Dollar Bill Campaign, http://www.TenDollarBillCampaign.com.

We are putting together a link that you will be able to obtain further contest rules and information, but in the meantime contestants can email/contact us at the company with any questions until the link is posted. Pre-registration is required.

Custody Calculations is seeking Heroes. Heroes is the name to describe volunteers at our company. Heroes are people who want to save lives, protect children, help families recover from the divorce process ad reform family law. To learn more about Custody Calculations, go to http://www.CustodyCalculations.com or contact them at 702-375-9389.

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Suspect Who Allegedly Stole Puppy from San Francisco SPCA Now in Police Custody

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 03, 2011

One of the two suspects who allegedly stole a puppy, James, from the San Francisco SPCA on November 8 is now in custody and may face felony charges. A surveillance camera inside the Adoption Center captured photographs of the suspects, a couple accompanied by a young child. Shortly after the crime was committed, the SF SPCA released the photographs to the media, and a California parole officer recognized the male suspect as one of his parolees.

“We hope this case serves as a lesson to anyone who considers committing such a crime in the future,” said SF SPCA co-president Jason Walthall. “Abducting an animal is a serious crime that can result in felony charges.”

James, a mixed breed puppy, was 8 weeks old when he was abducted from the SF SPCA. He had already been adopted and was scheduled to go home with his new family just hours after he was stolen. The following day, he was returned unharmed by a woman claiming to have purchased him outside a grocery store.

James and the family who rightfully adopted him were reunited the day that he was returned. He’s healthy, happy, and enjoying life at his new home.

The San Francisco Police Department is handling this case. The SFPD police report number is 110-902-526.

About the San Francisco SPCA

The San Francisco SPCA is a community-supported, non-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to saving, protecting and providing immediate care for cats and dogs who are homeless, ill or in need of an advocate. The SF SPCA also works long-term to educate the community, reduce the number of unwanted kittens and puppies through spaying and neutering, and improve the quality of life for animals and their human companions.

Support the San Francisco SPCA by adopting, donating, volunteering and becoming a client of the state-of-the-art SF SPCA Veterinary Hospital at the Leanne B. Roberts Animal Care Center. SF SPCA has San Francisco volunteer opportunities to care for shelter dogs and cats, conduct adoption counseling, assist clients and veterinary staff at the Leanne B. Roberts Animal Care Center, provide foster care, help with the Feral Cat Program, and enrich the lives of people in the community through animal-assisted therapy.

For more information about San Francisco pet adoption and veterinary services, call the San Francisco SPCA at (415) 912-1742 or visit sfspca.org.

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Lisa Beth Older, Esq., a New York Custody Lawyer, Analyzes Post Partum Depression and Child Custody

New York, NY (PRWEB) February 19, 2013

Lisa Beth Older says that “New York Divorce lawyers should be cognizant of Post Partum depression” in arguing all New York custody cases dealing with mothers that just gave birth. Marital dissension or custody battles often require that parties seek professional psychiatric help. Availing oneself of psychiatric services during transitional stages such as custody battle should not be used against a party.

Lisa Beth Older, Esq. states that issues surrounding post partum depression often arise in her child custody cases. In analyzing post partum depression, she alludes to a case she read in the New York Times. According to a New York Times article published on February 2, 2013, in the case of Sporn v New York City Administration, (Index No.100091/2013, New York City Supreme Court) the alleged underlying facts were that the Mother had undergone in vitro fertilization with an anonymous donor and was raising the baby with one Dr. Sporn. Allegedly the Mother thereafter underwent treatment for post partum and other psychiatric issues but left treatment early took the child and rented an alternate apartment, thereafter committing suicide on New Year’s Day. According to the article, her alleged condition leading to her death was aggravated by post partum Depression. After the Mother’s suicide, the child was placed in the custody of Child Protective Services and the acting father is seeking custody.

Parties in New York with mental illness often avoid seeking mental health services for fear of losing custody of their children. U.S. statistics show that as many as 70-80 percent will lose custody if mental illness is proven in the case. (See Joanne Nicholson, Elaine Sweeny, and Jeffrey Geller. Mothers With Mental Illness: II. Family Relationships and the Context of Parenting. May 1998. Vol. 49. No. 5.) Divorces are often started because mothers of new-born children find themselves in a temporary state of depression, a state which may pass with familial support psychological care, medication and time. Katherine Stone is the founder and editor of Postpartum Progress, the leading blog on postpartum depression. She states in part that statistics show that around 11% to 20% of women suffer from postpartum depression, or 1.3 million Women per year suffer post partum depression. Dr. Ruta Nonacs of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School ads, Postpartum depression is far more common than gestational diabetes.

Lisa Beth Older, Esq. says that “there must be a growing awareness of post partum depression and how it might affect a client in a custody case” because post partum depression can mimic other, more serious psychological issues.” Lisa Beth Older maintains a family law practice in New York City and has represented many women who have suffered from post partum depression. “New York Divorce lawyers should be cognizant of the issues surrounding Post Partum depression” in arguing cases dealing with mothers that have just given birth. By: New York Divorce Lawyer Lisa Beth Older, Esq. http://www.nycdivorcelawyer.net

California Family Law Attorney Sheldon E. Lee, of Wallin & Klarich, Helps Client to Attain Primary Custody of Minor Child

San Bernardino, CA (PRWEB) May 15, 2013

Recently, a Wallin & Klarich client gained primary custody of her minor child, allowing the two to reside together in Texas according to court record. The childs biological father filed a motion to modify the current custody and visitation orders. If granted, the motion would have prevented the minor child from residing with the client in Texas.

Custody and visitation are two of the more important family law issues, explained Mr. Lee. It can be very frustrating when these issues are seriously litigated. I give each case my full attention and focus. Understanding the facts, parties, and children involved is important when representing a parent battling over custody and visitation.

According to San Bernardino County Superior Court Central District, the custody dispute between the minor childs biological parents was heavily contested and proceeded to trial. The family court services mediator was then subpoenaed to testify. Through extensive cross-examination, Mr. Lee had the mediator state that she did not object to the current custody and visitation orders. The mediator added that she believed the mother to be a more than adequate and stable parent. Ultimately, the biological fathers motion for modification was denied and Mr. Lees client was awarded primary custody of her minor child.

Mr. Lees diligence throughout the representation ensured that his client would not be unjustly deprived of primary custody. His vast knowledge of the custody dispute process and attention to detail helped to resolve this stressful situation in a smooth, timely manner.

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About Wallin & Klarich

As a premier criminal defense and family law firm based in California, Wallin and Klarich ( http://www.WKLaw.com and http://www.WKFamilyLaw.com) has been assisting clients from across the country for over thirty years. The firm believes that every person is entitled to the highest quality legal assistance when it comes to facing difficult situations and has committed all of its resources to aggressively defending its clients. The firm has established itself as one of the most successful in the nation when it comes to defending against charges of DUI, criminal matters and sex crimes, and is acknowledged for successfully handling divorce and child custody cases. By making certain that our clients legal rights are always protected, we take the fear out of the legal fight.

Wallin & Klarich: A Law Corporation

505 N Arrowhead Ave #105

San Bernardino, CA 92401


David R. Cohn, California Criminal Defense Attorney, Assisted Client to Avoid Federal Prison and Custody Time Following Charges of Conspiracy to Launder Drug Money

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 17, 2013

A Wallin & Klarich client recently avoided decades in federal prison and custody time after agreeing to probation and community service according to court record. After successfully presenting evidence of manipulation and duress by her boyfriend, the client was able to avoid this harsh punishment and eventually start her own business in San Francisco. The client was represented by experienced federal criminal defense attorney David R. Cohn of Wallin & Klarich.

This is an amazing feat in lawyering, claimed Mr. Cohn. My client has moved on to bigger and better things, including her own business in San Francisco and furthered education, which would have been lost with any custody time.

According to court record from Southern District of California US District Court, attorney David R. Cohn used his expertise to prove that his client was a good person undeserving of such a harsh sentence. He introduced key evidence to show that the client was manipulated physically, mentally, and emotionally by her boyfriend at the time of the crime. Mr. Cohn persuaded the court that the client had attempted to remove herself from the marijuana distribution operation for some time, but was unable to as a result of the manipulation. He also arranged for his client to cooperate with the government by providing critical information about the boyfriends involvement in the marijuana ring. The client avoided decades of federal prison and custody time by agreeing to 3 years of probation and 500 hours of community service.

Mr. Cohns commitment to defending his clients right allowed her to avoid a life-altering sentence and to move forward with her business and education according to court record.

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About Wallin & Klarich

As a premier criminal defense and family law firm based in California, Wallin and Klarich (http://www.WKLaw.com and http://www.WKFamilyLaw.com) has been assisting clients from across the country for over thirty years. The firm believes that every person is entitled to the highest quality legal assistance when it comes to facing difficult situations and has committed all of its resources to aggressively defending its clients. The firm has established itself as one of the most successful in the nation when it comes to defending against charges of DUI, criminal matters and sex crimes, and is acknowledged for successfully handling divorce and child custody cases. By making certain that our clients legal rights are always protected, we take the fear out of the legal fight.

Wallin & Klarich: A Law Corporation

17592 Irvine Blvd

Tustin, CA 92780


Heath Newton Attorney Pens Article Reflecting On The Steve Nash Child Custody Battle

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 05, 2013

Health Newton Attorney Alison K. Grcevich authored a piece reflecting on the Steve Nash child custody battle currently taking place in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) star is hoping to be absolved of paying child support for his three children.

Nashs lawyer argued that he pays for almost all the medical expenses, child care, school and activity costs for the children, while his ex-wife, Alejandra is already pulling in a hefty income to the tune of $ 30,000 per month, although it comes nowhere close to her famous ex-husbands haul. In addition, Alejandra also received around $ 5 million in the divorce settlement. That money should not play into a support decision, seeing how that money is strictly allocated for her, while support money (alimony) is supposed to be dedicated to the childrens well-being.

In addition, Alejandra is reportedly trying to move the children from Arizona to California, while Nash fights to block them.

California is known for having higher child support orders than many other states, says Alison K. Grcevich, an attorney with Bay-area family law firm Heath Newton. Because the cost of living in California is one of the highest in the nation, the result is higher child support orders than many other states, where living expenses are naturally lower.

To read the full article visit: http://blogs.lawyers.com/2013/05/steve-nash-ducks-child-support-payments/.

About the Company:

At Heath-Newton LLP, they specialize in family law, asset protection and estate planning services. Based in San Francisco, their boutique firm has earned a reputation for managing their clients cases well, reaching successful resolutions, and minimizing costs and disruption to their clients lives.

They have handled a long list of family law cases, including a broad range of issues facing new families (such as domestic partnerships, premarital agreements, adoption and more), as well as divorce mediation, asset division, child custody and child and spouse support. They also have extensive experience in estate planning, wills, probate, mediation, living wills and trusts.

Collectively, their attorneys have thousands of hours of experience, allowing them to be both efficient and effective. They are guided by a practical approach that emphasizes avoiding litigation to minimize costs and disruption; however, they can and will be fierce litigators when all other strategies have proven ineffective. For more information on their divorce lawyers, please visit their website at http://www.heathnewton.com. To discuss a situation with one of their attorneys, please call them at (415) 398-1290.

Review of the New Child Custody Bill: Rapists Should Not Get Custody

Miami, FL (PRWEB) June 06, 2013

Theodore Enfield, a Miami Dade county attorney, announces – the bill which would prohibit a convicted rapist from having any custody rights if the rape resulted in a child has been unanimously approved by the states Senate Criminal Justice committee. The Florida House unanimously passed the bill, SB 964, which will be going to Governor Rick Scott and will take effect upon his expected signature.

In attribution to CBS Miami news April 2nd 2013, the bill (SB 964) would allow for a fathers parental rights to be cut off if his child was conceived during an act of sexual battery. Previously, rapists could seek custody of the child born from their attack. In some cases, this can even be used as a backdoor bargaining chip to discourage the victim from reporting the incident, testifying, or participating in sentencing hearings.

According to Theodore Enfield, besides making what some have called modernizing changes to the law, the bill will also bring victims of rape to the forefront so they can protect themselves and their children from any interactions sought by the alleged perpetrators. In this case, the victims may consider a legal consultation. Choosing a good child custody lawyer may be difficult, particularly because of the many highly emotional issues that emerge during these cases.

About T. Enfield: With more than 30 years of experience helping Florida families deal with family law issues such as divorce, equitable property settlement, child custody, child support and domestic violence, Theodore Enfield, a family law attorney, has guided his clients through all issues that are likely to arise during those difficult times. He has a wide industry experience and knowledge that enables him to cater to all specific requirements of all his clients by protecting their rights. For further convenience of his clients, Ted Enfield provides a free consultation service to understand his practices prior to taking action on the process. Moreover, throughout the case trials and hearings the clients are updated with their case status.

Ted Enfield, a Fort Lauderdale divorce lawyer, is broadly acknowledged for providing quality and affordable legal services across South Florida, while all his efforts are directed towards handling all cases with great determination and complete diligence. So far he has successfully handled cases of all family, divorce and Florida Paternity laws which have made him the first choice of his clients.

Theodore Enfield practices include Divorce Alimony, Annulment, Dissolution of Marriage, Equal Distribution of Marital Assets and Liabilities, Child Support, Parental Responsibility and Time-Sharing.

Visit Theodore Enfield online at Theodoreenfield.com or his Family law office today 305-933-9592, 800-733-5299