Fighting Over the Kids: Battered spouses take aim

Updated 2019 03 17: Added links to related articles.

Newsweek’s September 25th article “Fighting Over the Kids: Battered spouses take aim at a controversial custody strategy” (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14870310/site/newsweek) attempted to sell the American public an impossible theory: abusive fathers are successfully winning custody of children by claiming that the mother alienated the children from them.The article highlights the case of Genia Shockome, who lost custody to the father in her divorce. A study of case facts reveals that the judge made the correct decision. More,  excerpt follows:

Newsweek Bashes Dads; CBS Covers
Shared Parenting, PAS

September 20, 2006

 

Newsweek Bashes Dads

Parental Alienation Syndrome occurs when one parent has turned his or her children against the other parent, destroying the loving bonds the children and the target parent once enjoyed. Opponents of fathers and the shared parenting movement often portray PAS as a nonexistent fraud used by abusive fathers to win shared or sole custody.

Now Newsweek has joined the fray on behalf of alienating parents and the feminist activists who love and make apologies for them. In the new article Fighting Over the Kids: Battered spouses take aim at a controversial custody strategy [aka “Why Parents Who Batter Win Custody”] (Newsweek, 9/25/06), reporter Sarah Childress highlights the case of Genia Shockome, who is portrayed as a battered spouse who lost custody to an abusive husband who successfully employed PAS. However, the Shockome case is questionable, to say the least–see “What Newsweek Didn’t Tell You About the Genia Shockome Case” below….(More)

RADAR ALERT (Relating to the issue touched on by Glenn Sacks):

Tell Newsweek to Tell the Truth about Parental Alienation and Domestic Violence

Newsweek’s September 25th article “Fighting Over the Kids: Battered spouses take aim at a controversial custody strategy” (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14870310/site/newsweek) attempted to sell the American public an impossible theory: abusive fathers are successfully winning custody of children by claiming that the mother alienated the children from them.

The article highlights the case of Genia Shockome, who lost custody to the father in her divorce. A study of case facts reveals that the judge made the correct decision. (http://glennsacks.com/enewsletters/enews_9_20_06.htm)

  1. Genia had joint custody of the children 60% of the time. The father filed for change of custody due to chronic custodial interference.
  2. Allegations of child and spousal abuse made by Genia against her ex-husband were never substantiated by the court.
  3. Abuse allegations made by Genia against her husband coincided perfectly….(Full story)

R.A.D.A.R. — Respecting Accuracy in Domestic Abuse Reporting — is a non-profit, non-partisan organization of men and women working to assure that the problem of domestic violence is treated in a balanced and effective manner.


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