Texas Legislature
United States of America

There is no U.S. or state governing organization or law deterring the negative behavior demonstrated through Parental Alienation.

Currently, when Parental Alienation is practiced it is not a crime because it is not against the law, therefore no law is broken and it easily continues despite the known peril of negative actions/results. Parental Alienation is catalyst for: destroying parent-child relationships, various health issues for child/victim, domestic violence, neglect of law, increased tension between parents, and radical behavior.

In addition parental alienation overshadows Judge/Court ordered visitation schedules thus completely undermining our family justice system, judgments, and instructions of state and local officials therein.

The statistics for children whom are raised without both parents being involved are seriously alarming. Dysfunctional and unsuccessful are nice words for how they end up. Early pregnancy, incarceration, and suicide are closer to the truth. This brings the most important factor of Parental Alienation to the forefront.

Parental Alienation is not in the best interest of the child. The fact is it has immeasurable negative and damaging effect(s) on children and people of the state. If our children are unsuccessful what will our country soon be. Loving parents should not be stopped, they should allowed to be loving parents. It is what every child needs, deserves, and has a right to. Our country and government should support parents with interest in their children. There are enough cases, where sadly some parents do not desire to be involved with their children.

85% of all children that exhibit behavioral disorders come from fatherless homes (Source: Center of Disease Control).

90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes (Source: US.D.HHS..Bureau of the Census).

71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes (Source: National Principals Association Report on the State of High Schools).

75% of all adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers come from fatherless homes (Source: Rainbows for God's Children).

63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes (Source: US.D.HHS..Bureau of the Census).

80% of rapists motivated with displaced anger come from fatherless homes (Source: Criminal Justice and Behavior, Vol. 114. p. 403-26. 1978).

70% of juveniles in state operated institutes come from fatherless homes (U.S. Dept. of Justice. Special Report. Sept 1988).

80% of all youths sitting in prisons grew up in a fatherless homes (Source: Fulton Co. Georgia Jail).

71% of teenage pregnancies are to children of single parents (Source: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services).

The answer is now turned on. An alienating parent demonstrates that they are against the co-parent, and in these cases the " other parent " is left to be vunerable and continually take on a winless battle over and over again. There has been no legal action with enough impact to deter this behavior. We are not helping children by ignoring parents whether women or men because [by ignoring the role in [parental alienaiton] we are ignoring numerous negative results from and of the paradigm. Personal feelings of scorn, revenge, malice need be left behind for the child(s) interest/sake.

The Criteria:

1: Access and Contact Blocking - Active blocking of access or contact between the child and the absent parent. The rationale used to justify it may well take many different forms. One of the most common is that of protection. It may be argued that the absent parent's parental judgment is inferior and, therefore, the child is much worse off from the visit. In extreme cases, this will take the form of allegations of child abuse, quite often sexual abuse.

2: Criteria II: Unfounded Abuse Allegations - False or unfounded accusations of abuse against the absent parent. The most strident expression of this is the false accusation of sexual abuse. It has been well studied that the incident of false allegations of sexual abuse account for over half of those reported, when the parents are divorcing or are in conflict over some post dissolution issue. This is especially the situation with small children who are more vulnerable to the manipulations implied by such false allegations

3: Deterioration in Relationship Since Separation -Established parental relationships do not erode naturally of their own accord. They must be attacked. Therefore, any dramatic change in this area is virtually always an indicator of an alienation process that has had some success in the past.

4: Intense Fear Reaction by Children - It is the installation of fear by the alienating parent to the minor children that is the fuel by which this pattern is driven; this fear taps into what psychoanalysis tell us is the most basic emotion inherent in human nature--the fear of abandonment

We need to enforce the rights of all parents and children. It is our "right", and no one has the authority to take that away without hard evidence/reasons.

We, the undersigned, call on the Texas Legislature to convene and outlaw the practice and occurrence(s) of Parental Alienation. We the people invoke our right to have access to our children as it has been deemed by the courts or naturally through common parental rights.

These rights are not to be controlled, manipulated, destroyed, or negated by either parent whether custodial/non-custodial. Visitation shall be granted in all cases where visitation has been outlined by Family Court Judges/Attorney General, or mutual documented mediation unless hard evidence has been introduced to courts and found to be real enough where access to child by the parent or guardian being denied access is deemed to put child in uncommon danger or at uncommon risk.

Potential details of the policy should address that previously ruled out allegations, unsupported claims or malicious/fraudulent statements will not be considered but found as discreditable. Any parent making such allegations, unsupported claims or malicious, fraudulent statements in an attempt to confuse/slow the court process, Judge, State Institution(s), or Family Court Service(s) personnel may be prosecuted by the state to further deter this behavior not in the best interest of case, or children.

We view this as unethical, and waste of time/tax payer funds/dollars. Local law enforcement can document claims of parental alienation and denied visitation via common reporting procedures at visitation transaction times thus carrying the law officials word via the report.

After three claims the parent denying the visit shall have a warrant issued for their arrest or be arrested on sight/at scene after or at third denial.

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