Child Custody Laws
Child custody is not complicated. What happens in child custody cases, and you’ll hear things like he said, she said. It’s not.
It’s an abuser versus a safe parent or a non-offending parent.
Right now, in our family court system, we have unskilled, untrained professionals who don’t know the difference.
It’s very easy to identify who the abusers are when you know what abuse looks like.
Sadly, most judges, attorneys for the children, evaluators, and other court officials do not know about child abuse.
They are making life and death decisions without the proper skills and training.
All of our bills, at the heart of it, are training to understand child abuse so that you can identify it and quickly protect a child.
One of the best examples I can give you is the Gabby Petito video that many of us watched over the summer.
And you saw her with the police, and you could see she was crying.
She wasn’t talking in complete sentences, and then you saw her abuser, and he was smiling and having conversations with the police officers.
To the untrained eye, you might look at Gabby Petito and think that perhaps she’s the one that needs help, and she’s the one who’s being abused.
Child safety is not complicated. Abuse victims, we’re traumatized.
Whether you’re a child or an adult, we don’t communicate well, but abusers tend to come across as calm, cool, and collected.
If you aren’t skilled and aren’t trained, you could very easily side with the abuser and not the victim.
In the majority of my bills, we call for training, and better ways to identify these types of abuse, child abuse, and family violence, so we can quickly protect children.