Articles from January 2009



States begin to boost child support payments (need more funding)

[Note: This is a start and escalation of states assaulting the poorest of the poor, which will ultimately create many non-custodial parents to be jailed………thus increasing incarceration grants for states along with revenue from child support collections for states to generate income because of losses that they are having due to the down-turned economy. States are beginning to make adjustments in their operations folks during this slow economy to make up for losses and they are implementing a full force attack towards and on us citizens. This is the beginning of the end I fear and things will get very bad and worse than they have been concerning the WAR ON FAMILYS……..they have to maintain their profiteering and federal incentive monies somehow!, this is just one way. Notice below highlighted in red….I fear we will begin to see all states start inplementing changes such as these to maintain their crooked federally funded incentive programs, which are in danger of showing losses due to the bad economy. There is only one way for these crooks to maintain revenue and that is to further drain the people of the United States……..us folks!]

 
Commission: Boost child support payments from low-income parents
By Mary Garrigan, Journal staff

Child support obligations for non-custodial parents will start at $216 per month for even the lowest-income South Dakotans if new guidelines proposed by the Governor’s Commission on Child Support are adopted by the 2009 Legislature.

Every four years, after public hearings held throughout the state, child support guidelines and statutes are reviewed by the commission, which issues a report and recommendations to the governor and the Legislature. The laws are used to set child support amounts among divorced, separated and never-married parents and parents in situations that otherwise involve a continued absence of the parent or child from the home, such as incarceration.

This year’s report included 10 recommendations, any or all of which would become state law if approved by the 2009 Legislature.

The recommendations include: (more…)

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Divorced from Reality

From: Stephen Baskerville <sbaskerville@cox.net> to newsletter@stephenbaskerville.net
7:30am

Touchstone is a prestigious and influential magazine of Christian thought.  So this article, headlined on the cover, is an important event.  It could not have come at a better time, with the possibility of Taken Into Custody going out of print.  Please use this article to get media attention, particularly in the Christian media, which is what we need more than anything.
The outpouring of support over Taken Into Custody has been very gratifying and successful.  Yesterday the book rocketed up above the 5,000 Amazon rating and was #1 in several catgories.  This article should assist in getting a reprieve for TIC.  Please send it to your church leaders and members, media, local officials, and other opinion leaders. (more…)
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SOS Taken Into Custody may go out of print

Received the following from Stephen Baskerville:

Cumberland House Publishing is being sold, and unless action is taken soon, Taken Into Custody will go out of print.  This is serious for two reasons:  First copies will no longer be available.  Second, if this book does not succeed, no other book on the abuses of family court and the divorce industry will be published for a very long time.  Publishers make decisions based on what sells. If you want your own book published, please help with the success of this one.
This is urgent, as it could go out of print in a matter of days.
Two things must be done: (more…)

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Banned dad agonizes at loss | Herald Sun

Banned dad&squo;s agonising loss | Herald Sun

Laurie Nowell

December 07, 2008 12:00am

“STEVE” has been barred from seeing his daughter for seven years.

He has never harmed his only child or her mother. He has never threatened them and a court has accepted he is of good character.

But last week, after a tortuous 10-year journey through four courts, more than 20 hearings, 12 psychologists and six lawyers, he was told he could not see his daughter until she came of age.

Steve, whose real name cannot be revealed for legal reasons, has gone through more than 20 intrusive psychological examinations, while daughter “Molly” has endured seven.

He says he has spent more than $100,000 in 10 years.

His wife twice raised sexual-abuse allegations, proven false after months of investigation.

But the court accepted she would “shut down” emotionally if Steve was allowed to see his daughter and that her distress would affect her parenting skills. (more…)

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