Blame indulgence of the feminist establishment by legislators, judges’ putting personal interest before principle, or the blindness of a rooted convention to its own defects. The iniquities of restraining orders and their administration have gone unchecked for too long.

“Unbelievable Emotional Abuse”: A Mom’s Appeal for Legal Aid

September 17, 2014

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Tammi is struggling for custody of her son and trying to raise money to secure the help of an attorney who understands the manipulations of high-conflict spouses. Please contribute to her fundraiser if you’re able: “Fund Initiative: Legal Abuse.” Her story: My son and I have both been subjected to unbelievable emotional abuse and crafty […]

A Circle of Moms Reports on False Allegations to CPS (and Says the Same Things That Father’s Groups Say about the Abuse of Restraining Orders and Domestic Violence Laws)

September 16, 2014

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Here’s a group of women on a forum for mothers with school-aged kids responding to a conversational prompt that deserves the attention of those who believe false allegations made out of spite are rare and that the report of such allegations is overblown and only originates from father’s rights groups (or what one notable polemicist […]

Facts and Fairness: Using Arizona’s Policies to Expose Restraining Order Iniquity

September 13, 2014

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I live in Arizona where I was issued a restraining order in 2006 petitioned by a woman I nightly encountered hanging around outside of my house. The restraining order said I was a danger to her husband and shouldn’t be permitted to approach or talk to him. If you receive a restraining order in my home state, […]

Battering Women to Protect Battered Women: Using Massachusetts’s Policies to Examine Restraining Order Publicity and Its Damages

September 10, 2014

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“In the event a Restraining Order is issued for any period of time (initial 10 days or subsequent extension/dismissal), you will be listed in the statewide Domestic Violence Registry system. This could impact your ability to obtain or maintain employment in government, law enforcement, certain medical fields, or social services, or to work with/coach children. […]

Big Money v. No Money: VAWA and the Men’s Rights Movement

September 7, 2014

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The previous post was a response to research conclusions published this year by Dr. Kelly Behre, director of the UC Davis Law School’s Family Protection and Legal Assistance Clinic. In a paper titled, “Digging beneath the Equality Language: The Influence of the Fathers’ Rights Movement on Intimate Partner Violence Public Policy Debates and Family Law […]

Responding to a Feminist Law Professor’s Perspectives on Men’s Rights Activism

September 4, 2014

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“I had a false allegation of domestic violence ordered against me on June 19, 2006. It was based on lies, but the local sheriff’s office and state attorney’s office didn’t care that he was a covert, lying narcissist. I doubt they ever heard of the term, in fact. I made the mistake of moving back […]

“The PPO Destroyed My Career”: Grant’s Story of Restraining Order Abuse

August 25, 2014

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Grant Dossetto has a degree in finance he can’t use. That’s because a personal protection order (PPO) was petitioned against him in 2010 by a friend, and the law mandates that all restraining order recipients be registered in the FBI’s National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database—indefinitely. The Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 requires those […]

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