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The Effects of Family Court Can Be Traumatic.

The volunteer staff of Leon Koziol.Com wishes to extend our heartfelt sympathies to the family of Thomas J. Ball as we were just informed that he took his own life in front of a family court building in New England.
Here is a sad story that came to our attention by one of our many nationwide. June 2011. followers:
We would encourage anyone reading this blog who may be in contact with the family to share Civil Rights Advocate  Leon Koziol, J.D.’s “National Father’s Day Message” found at:  .
It’s important the family know that Mr. Koziol is working diligently within the system to secure long overdue reform in domestic relations matters given the related escalation of violence. A more ominous sign may exist here in our own small community in Upstate, NY, where a number of of law enforcement officers were victimized both on duty and off duty by domestic relations abuses.
According to research[1] approximately 330 people commit suicide monthly in the U.S. in response to the way family courts and CPS handle divorce, domestic violence and child support. The study points out that the suicide rate for divorced men is 9.94 times higher than the suicide rate for divorced women.
[1] Augustine J. Kposowa, “Marital Status and suicide in National Longitudinal Mortality Study”, Journal of Epideiology and Community Health, Vol. 54, April 2000, p. 256.

The Myth of the 'Primary' Parent

Children affected by divorce fare worse, on average, on nearly every measure of health and emotional well-being including a greater risk of academic problems, alcohol and drug use, poor social skills, depression and suicide, delinquency and incarceration, and poorer physical health and early mortality. The reason for all this has much to do with the fact that one of the two most important people in a child’s life is often relegated to the role of an infrequent visitor, as the above examples illustrate.
This problem may have far-reaching repercussions for all of us. Adam Lanza, the Sandy Hook school shooter, is reported to have gone downhill when divorce separated him from his father. One leading researcher calls this issue “a serious public health problem.”
These cases are based on the myth that one parent is the primary parent. Judges often decide cases this way even though there is no legal or mental health basis for it. More than three dozen studies over the past 20 years have found that when both parents are loving and competent, which is the case most of the time, a shared parenting arrangement -- with joint decision making and near-equal parenting time -- provide the best outcomes for their children.
This myth seems to have arisen from a legal presumption called the “approximation rule,” which was proposed more than 20 years ago and eventually rejected. Nonetheless, many lawyers, psychologists and judges still follow it because of its superficial neutrality and simplicity. Like many simplistic solutions, however, it’s simply wrong.

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