PAS Case Law
The purpose of this page is to provide the visitor with an overview of important PAS case law. The citations are in Blue Book format and are followed by a short explanation of the case. Need for Proof in PAS Cases *Coursey v. Super. Ct.*, 194 Cal. App. 3d 147; 239 Cal. Rptr. 365 (Cal. Ct. App. 1987). Alienated fourteen-year-old daughter refused to visit her father pursuant to the terms of a stipulated order. The mother was found in contempt. On appeal, the court found that absent evidence of intent, it could not be inferred that failure of visitation was willful on mot… more » at www.Causes.com/ChildrensRights ~~
By now, you have probably heard about the case out of Michigan where a family court judge sent three siblings to juvenile detention for refusing to visit their estranged father. The children’s parents divorced five years ago and have been battling in court ever since over custody. On June 24, the children—ranging in age from 9 to 15—were deemed in contempt by Judge Lisa Gorcyca for disobeying her order to “have a healthy relationship with your father.” All three children were…
Complaints Regarding Suspected Child Abuse or Neglect Call 911 if the child is in an urgent life-threatening situation and requires immediate intervention by the police or sheriff’s department. Call the 24-Hour Child Abuse Hotline to report any suspicion of child abuse when there is no immediate life-threatening incident that requires law enforcement on the scene. Provide any information about the suspected child abuse to the CPS social worker. The information you give is confidential. You are not required to give your name when speaking on the hotline.