The Cause “Stand Up For Zoraya” celebrates the love fathers have for their daughters, inspiring them to embrace the important role they hold in their daughters’ lives and to provide the love, nurture, and emotional support that only they can give.
Stand Up For Zoraya is the voice of the child Since January of 2009, we’re happy to populate the Internet with information that is helpful, supportive, and conducive to fostering father-child relationships, reducing or eliminating Parental Alienation, for the betterment of our children’s psychological and emotional health, and for the future health of our families and societies.
In addition, Stand Up For Zoraya hopes to shed light on and reform an antiquated loopholes in our Legal Adversarial system in Family Law that degrades a father’s role. My fight my battle is not mine alone. I will not stoop to your level God knows my heart. I refuse to live in sadness I know God will make things right. I leave it in God’s hand.
Celebrates the love fathers have for their daughters
Power UP for national Parents Day holiday – IT’S THE LAW!
Mothers Day, Fathers Day, etc….. but PARENTS Day is the most powerful of all for family rights, by express command of federal law!
Parents Day is an official federal holiday, just like New Years Day, Presidents Day, Christmas, and the rest. Every federal holiday is based on a particular federal statute authorizing/enacting said holiday… The *entire* statute for Parents Day is short and sweet, yet ultra-powerful for…
From the notion which a) ignores the rigid definition of their roles and b) insists they are culturally favored.
From the tendency to evaluate themselves and each other by the degree to which they meet an impossible ideal.
From conditioned competitiveness and the fear of sharing failures, anxieties and disappointments with one another.
From a mistrust of their feelings and instincts and an over reliance on logical thought processes.
From the notion that violent action confirms and enhances their manliness.
From a relative ignorance of their bodily functions and disdain for their body’s warning signals.
From their conditioning to pacify and protect women, thereby inhibiting them from expressing their true feelings.
From the pressure to be what they are not in preparation for their success role.
From an over reliance on their jobs for a sense of identity.
From conflict between their polygamous sexual conditioning as youths, and society’s expectation that they will overcome that conditioning after marriage.
From preoccupation with sexual technique and from imperatives to concentrate on satisfying their partners sexually, seemingly at the expense of their own sexual pleasure.
From the social barriers and pressures which stand in the way of their establishing close emotional friendships with other men.
From the inclination to turn their wives into permission giving mother figures.
From the need to prove their worthiness as protectors and providers.
From feelings of inadequacy in matters of child care and child rearing.
From feelings which inhibit them from developing a closer more emotional relationship with their children.
From divorce laws which presume the naturally superior capabilities of women to care for children and which stereotype men as wallets.
From national conscription practices which play on their traditional role as protector of the family and society.
From harsher treatment under law for criminal violations than the treatment accorded to women in matters of arrest, conviction and sentencing.
From the notion that as a class they oppress women any more than women as a class oppress them, or than society in general oppresses both sexes through stereotyping.
These cases highlight how justice systems fail families and children. From failures to see beyond facades, and a complete lack of understanding when it comes to children, as well as awful set backs to achieving just and fair hearings due to costs and imposed penalties thanks to an adversarial system, such stories are poignant examples of the pain poor child welfare practices and procedure inflict on vulnerable parties.
You can read the daughter’s statement here:
“I am 19 years of age born July 12th 1995.
At the age of four I was removed from the care of my mother by a Family Court Order. Her relationship with my father was brief. She broke a court order to protect me when she learned that my father had HIV/AIDS. He had not disclosed this to her and obviously didn’t use safe sex given that I was born. Furthermore, he had two convictions for child sexual abuse and others for violence. My mother was also aware that he had been accused of sexually abusing another close relative who was too afraid of him to make a statement to police. The charges involved his adopted daughter who had a restraining order on him. Because my mother left him, he applied for custody of me simply to punish her. This made my mother determined to protect me by moving interstate.
We were traced and I was physically removed from my mother by police to emergency foster care in WA and I can still remember the fear of being taken by strangers to live with strangers. Thereafter, Family Court Justice Murray knowingly ordered me to live with a single man who had no history of single parenting and had a history of sex offending, a man who would not be allowed to work or volunteer with other people’s children as he would be on the paedophile register. She discounted his criminal convictions saying that they occurred a while ago.
I was court ordered to attend the Child Adolescent and Family Health Service when I was about 5 years of age. I was unable to talk in confidence because my father was always present. The same thing happened when I was aged about ten and my parents were in the same room. I am still having psychiatric treatment for depression and anxiety as well as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I am currently on 150mg doses of anti-depressants each day as well as requiring regular counselling sessions.
For nine years, I was restricted to occasional supervised contact with my mother and the time allowed amounted to a mere nine days a year. I had no opportunity to have any private conversation with her, not even when I was approaching puberty. I was also banned from travelling interstate until I was eighteen. For a very long time I blamed my mother for my predicament: I rationalised that if she hadn’t fled to Perth, I would not have been deprived of maternal care.
I lost my childhood as the sole carer of my father who was chronically ill as a result of HIV/AIDS from before the time that I was born. He was diagnosed with emphysema, he was hospitalized with pneumonia every winter, he had no spleen and eventually could not walk. When he died in June 2010, he was suffering from bone marrow cancer. I had to do all the shopping, household chores and gardening because he did not have the breath to engage in any physical activity. I had no assistance whatsoever from any of the services that should and could have helped. In ten years, on only one occasion did a social services person come to assess risk. The department was supposed to visit me to assess whether I was “at risk” of abuse or neglect and that never happened. A social worker was supposed to visit me every three months to check on health and hygiene but that never happened. It was not until I ran away from home at the age of thirteen and went to live with my sister that I knew how
to have a shower properly. I had to take sheets to my mother to launder because my father refused to let me use the laundry. Until I was about ten or eleven, my sheets had never been laundered. I used to get complaints from the school that I was dirty, malodorous and was infested with head lice and this related to the fact that I was never washed. Dad rarely bought clothes for me and my shoes were invariably too small. I walked around shoeless as a consequence.
I never had breakfast and rarely had money for lunch at school. There may have been bread in the house but nothing else. I never saw anyone visit dad from health services but I did accompany him to the hospital for blood tests. He hated needles and they took a very large number of vials. On one occasion, they could not withdraw any more blood.
I learned later that there had been many reports.. around 46, of child abuse and neglect made to Families SA by child care workers, Murray Bridge Police, teachers, family friends and contact supervisors as well as by my mother and Professor Freda Briggs AO. All of the reports were dismissed as having been instigated by my mother and they were never investigated.
When I was seven, my father took me to the Child Protection Unit at Flinders Medical Centre. I was told to lie on the bed and remove my pants and I was then examined vaginally by a male doctor for sexual penetration. I was not asked any questions about this. I wasn’t even told why I was there.. At that time I was being sexually abused but not penetrated by my older half brother Aaron who was then sixteen years old. I was asked no questions. The doctor then told me to leave the room and he then talked to my father alone. My father defended my brother and denied that I was being abused although on one occasion he caught him “red-handed”.
The sexual abuse continued for roughly six years from the age of five until my half-brother was jailed for the attempted murder of his drug dealer with whom he lived. When paroled, he was ordered to live in the same house as me and that is when I ran away because I was terrified that the abuse would start again.
My half brother sexually abused me at home and at his mother’s house. He was also involved in having me used for sex by his friend who was about the same age. This took place at the friend’s mother’s house at Elizabeth, South Australia.
My father used to take photos of me when I was naked and he showed them to his friends. This only stopped when I was aged 9-10 years. He then got his girlfriend to do it. She began to realise that he was a paedophile and left the relationship.
When I was thirteen I ran away from my father’s house because I was terrified of my brother who had been paroled to our house. I tried to phone Families SA at the regional office at Noarlunga but failed to get through to them. I went to stay with a friend of my mother but she couldn’t accommodate me and she phoned Professor Briggs for advice. She contacted the deputy CEO of Families SA who instructed her to tell Justice Burr that I had attempted suicide and had run away from home and was homeless because I was afraid of my half brother whose gun had not been found. I went to live with my sister in the Adelaide Hills and she took me to police to show that I was not a missing person. As we were leaving, the police officer asked, “Is there anything else you want to tell me?”. I then had the confidence to disclose the sexual abuse by my then adult half-brother Aaron. I was believed by the Family Court social worker Dr. Merrylyn Asquith, police and the child protection officer
from Families SA. Family Court Justice Burr ignored them and claimed that my mother had trained me to lie and he ordered me to see my father for Father’s Day. I collapsed and was hospitalised at the Adelaide Women’s and Children’s Hospital several times suffering from anxiety disorder, depression and suicidal ideation. Justice Burr dismissed me as a “drama queen”. My father broke into my locked diary and used it against me in court quoting me as saying that my self-harm was intentional and not emotionally driven by the trauma I had experienced. The judge accused my mother of training me to make false allegations when I had not had any contact with her for months.
Police did not prosecute my half brother because he and my father denied the offences and it was my word against theirs. None of the people who had seen evidence of abuse or suspected abuse were interviewed. I have always been puzzled why someone would believe a convicted paedophile rather than a victim.
I eventually returned to live with my mother when I was thirteen. My father refused to give me my clothes and property. When I went to collect them, he refused to give me access. I pushed past him and I was later arrested for trespass by police who were called by my half sister. I was only able to remove two teddy bears.
An Independent Children’s Lawyer was appointed (Mr. Hemsley) to act on my behalf when I was quite young. He only met me once in nine years and on that occasion he did not ask where or with whom I wanted to live. He asked no relevant questions but advised the judge and others that I should not be allowed to live with my sister because she was a successful business-woman..
I understand that the then CEO of Families SA, Sue Vardon AO said that child protection services are unable to intervene if a Family Court Order is in place. This seems to be a widespread perception among politicians as well as CEOs and I am advised that it is wrong.
I suggest the following:
that Families SA should have realised that I was at risk of harm when some 46 reports of child abuse and neglect had been made to the Child Abuse Report Line, including a report of physical abuse by Murray Bridge Police and a report of physical neglect by Professor Freda Briggs AO who met me when accompanied by forensic psychologist Dr. Marie O’Neill AM. None of these reports were investigated. The Commissioner of Police confirmed that he was powerless to intervene as Families SA has sole responsibility for family related abuse.
That Families SA should have recognised that I was at risk of harm when I was the sole carer of a father suffering from HIV/AIDS and numerous related illnesses.
That Families SA should have recognised that I was at serious risk of harm when I was the carer of a father who had two convictions for child rape and convictions for violence that, knowing the above, Families SA should have checked on my well-being over the years.. and didn’t.
Families SA knew that my school attendance was poor because I was caring for my sick father.. and did nothing.
That Families SA should have provided assistance to protect me from HIV/AIDS given that I was sole carer of my father. There was none. I was having to deal with my father’s sores and there are no surgical gloves available for little children.
I should not have had to go to Flinders Medical Centre CPU for assessment for child sex abuse accompanied by my father. I was never questioned.
Families SA lied to complainants and said that I had been accompanied by a social worker, not my father. He had caught my brother sexually abusing me but my father protected him on every occasion. When I asked him why he did this, he said, “I’ve already lost you (I’d run away) and I don’t want to lose my son”. Throughout the 5 years of abuse, the perpetrator used threats on my life if I “told” (except when he was in jail for shooting his drug dealer). He also bribed me to cooperate and remain silent
I should not have been examined genitally by a male doctor at the Child Protection Unit. I should have been given a choice of male v female.
There should have been contact between health and child protection services. There was none.
Child abuse should have been investigated regardless of Family Court Orders and regardless of the assumption that all those reports to the Child Abuse Report Line had been initiated by my mother (when they had not). The CEO of Families SA, Sue Vardon AO told Professor Briggs that they could not intervene “unless it’s a matter of life and death” if a Family Court Order was in place. I understand that this belief persists and is erroneous.
I was denied the opportunity to talk to anyone about my life and safety. I felt alienated because decisions about my life and safety were being made by strangers. My father openly told everyone, except the judge, that he did not want to have to look after me ….he only wanted to get at my mother and the reason for that was that she put posters around his neighbourhood warning parents that he was a paedophile. The poster had a photograph of him and details of his convictions and HIV status. She did this because he had not told her that he was infected at the time of sexual intercourse and she was disgusted that he had put my life and hers at risk.
It is clear to me that, in ignoring my plight, Families SA disregarded its own child protection protocols and guidelines and in so doing, exposed me to the significant risk of physical, emotional and sexual abuse and HIV/AIDS which has resulted in failure to complete my education to year 12 and mental illness.
The department’s documentation states that, “Children and young people have a right to be safe and protected at all times, including when accessing services in the community. The Children’s Protection Act 1993 requires all organisations providing health, education, welfare, sporting or recreational, religious or spiritual, child care, or residential services wholly or partly for children to develop policies and procedures to create and maintain a safe environment for children and young people. In this context, a child safe environment is an environment which is both child-safe and child-friendly, where children feel respected, valued and encouraged to reach their full potential”.
It does not say that children should not be protected if there is a Family Court Order in place.”
Many thanks to the National Child Protection Alliance for sharing these case studies with us.
“Justice is a part of the human makeup. And if you deprive a person of Justice on a continuous basis, it’s really an attack (and not to get religious or anything) but it’s an attack on the human soul. We have, as societies, evolved ideas of Justice and we have done that because human nature needs Justice and it needs resolution. And if you deprive somebody of that long enough they’re going to have reactions…”
At Researching Reform, we would say significant damage to a child’s healthy development at best, and at worst, the loss of that child’s life.
Important case studies presented at a 2003 conference held bythe Australian Institute of Criminologyhighlight the very real problems inside family courts which use similar models to our own.
In the first case study, a mother tells the story of how she abducted her young daughter to protect her from a then absent father who had been convicted of child sexual abuse. He returned out of spite to obtain custody of their daughter, and the daughter has since complained of being routinely abused by her father. But no one is listening.
The second case study, which is added below, is written by the daughter and tells the story of her family history, from her perspective.
These cases highlight how justice systems fail families and children…
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It is “TIME” to hold all judges accountable we are “NOW” venturing into a massive campaign to expose the out of control judicial corruption (RICO) across America. We will be serving “every” federal judge and filing in all 94 Federal District Courts across America simultaneously.
(1) Shutdown and radically correct both of the main unlawful “family court” systems nationwide because of multiple, grossly unconstitutional issues each; and,
(2) shutdown all of related federal HHS/ACF “carrot and stick” programs that are partial blame for causing #1.
This class action lawsuit also demands one secondary form of relief, a declaration (Order) from the federal court that the unlawful deprivations of child custodial rights from all registered class action plaintiffs are void, hence fully restoring the prior legal and physical child custody of all registered plaintiffs who qualify and join below.
This ability to directly restore fundamental rights is because of the legal nature in swearing under penalty of perjury that each such parent is actually qualified to receive all such relief. Further, all of the other millions of “similarly situated” parents out there will be able to use this same declaratory relief ordered by the federal court, and proceed back to their respective family courts (using an attorney of their choice if and as needed), to go through the process for essentially the same guaranteed results.
The difference is only that those other millions of parents were not already in this class action lawsuit, formally, by swearing their own qualifications to receive relief under penalty of perjury.
If you want to join now, just jump down to the registration form at the bottom of this Homepage, or first read the Overview just below, and/or learn about the very powerful constitutional Arguments that we’re going to use within the Complaint.
If you are hoping to find some power legal ammo for use in your own personal family court case, then you still want to see our Arguments page, also the upper areas of our F.A.Q. Page, and just added, you may now also check our free Legal Tips page.
Scheduled for filing during middle March 2016, this federal class action suit seeks two primary goals in court relief: (1) shutdown and radically correct both of the main unlawful “family court” systems nationwide because of multiple, grossly unconstitutional issues each; and, (2) shutdown all of related federal HHS/ACF “carrot and stick” programs that are partial blame for causing #1.
This class action lawsuit also demands one secondary form of relief, a declaration (Order) from the federal court that the unlawful deprivations of child custodial rights from all registered class action plaintiffs are void, hence fully restoring the prior legal and physical child custody of all registered plaintiffs who qualify and join below. This ability to directly restore fundamental rights is because of the legal nature in swearing under penalty of perjury that each such parent is actually qualified to receive all such relief. Further, all of the other millions of “similarly situated” parents out there will be able to use this same declaratory relief ordered by the federal court, and proceed back to their respective family courts (using an attorney of their choice if and as needed), to go through the process for essentially the same guaranteed results. The difference is only that those other millions of parents were not already in this class action lawsuit, formally, by swearing their own qualifications to receive relief under penalty of perjury.
Basically, if you are a parent of one or more natural/biological children, you also were unlawfully victimized by either above-described American “family court” system within the past four years (whether still currently or not), and you currently live in one of the 50 States/Commonwealths, you qualify to be a Member of CAPRA and fully participate in everything described upon this website. However, there are per-geography limits.
For various reasons, the total membership of CAPRA will be limited to a maximum of the first 51,764 qualified registrants, which is population-density based, including up to twelve (12) Members allowed to join and participate from the very least populated, most rural Localities, and likewise by different population-density thresholds, up to a max of twenty-eight (28) Members from each of the many most populated Localities.
About 95% of all such 3142 U.S. Census “Localities” are called “[something] County” while the rest are county-equivalents, like “boroughs” and “census areas” in Alaska, “parishes” in Louisiana, and even “independent cities” like St. Louis, Baltimore, and others, which are cities not part of any counties, with their own borders, etc. Using different population thresholds, each different Locality is shown with either three (3), five (5) or seven (7) CAPRA membership slots on this example spreadsheet. We are using four (4) of those (real) spreadsheets together, each with 12,941 slots, for a grand total of 51,764 maximum CAPRA membership slots available across the nation, hence “three” slots shown on the single spreadsheet for a Locality is actually twelve slots available, “five” is actually twenty slots, and “seven” shown is actually 28 slots.
UNCHECKED AND UNBALANCED.
Judge Manno-Schurr continues to look the other way and allow it to continue. The judge has not followed Florida law or Florida case law in making her decisions. She is blatantly biased towards dads. She has allowed severe parental alienation and assisted my ex-fiance to permanently damage my once close and loving relationship with my daughter by enabling her to alienate me for an extended period of time.
Who polices the police? Who judges the judges? Where is the ACCOUNTABILITY?!?!
It is SHAMEFUL what is allowed to go on in family courts ALL OVER THE WORLD. Abuse of power, Abuse of discretion, Connections, Control, Perjury, Parental Alienation (STOCKHOLM SYNDROME, TRAUMA BONDING, BRAINWASHING, EMOTIONAL CHILD ABUSE). As long as it continues to go on virtually UNCHECKED, it will only get worse. The abusers become emboldened when they continue to “get away” with it. That is why our founding fathers knew that “checks and balances” were crucial. It is SHAMEFUL that here we are in 2014 with a family court system as UNCHECKED and UNBALANCED as it is.
Find Court Qualified “Supervised Visitation Monitor” – Once a week (for one hour) in Miami-Dade or Broward County. As Ordered by Judge Manno-Schurr on February 2nd, 2015. WILL PAY – Contact Stuart H. Abramson, Attorney at Law at (305) 270-7796
This Father’s Day, and every day, all across America, there are children who are being denied access to their fathers, and most of these fathers were in their children’s lives prior.
People must awaken to the truth and the horrors of family law and see how it’s the other parent and the family courts that have bankrupted and broken them down.
Changes must be made to these systems so the court-induced parental alienation immediately ceases from them doing more harm to our children.
How is it in the best interests of our children that their fathers’ driver licenses are suspended, and they are eventually thrown in jail for inability to pay?
Here are fathers who are already broke, bankrupted, and brokenhearted and now without any ability to pay, they order him to pay or go to jail.
Where is someone supposed to come up with that kind of money when they’ve lost everything? Tell me, people. How is this in the best interests of our kids? (Yes, I am not disputing that there are some parents who don’t deserve to be parents — moms and dads.)
But most often, these are loving, “fit” fathers who have been engineered by a system designed to break them down in every way, until all they can do is run.
They are hopeless and the cycle then goes on! What happens to them when they run? They become despondent and commit suicide, like Chris Mackney, or get shot at, like Walter Scott!
Does it make sense to suspend a parent’s drivers license so now they can’t work, can’t get money to pay?
Does it make sense to throw a parent in jail because of an inability to pay, so that while he’s locked up his arrears get worse?
It’s up to us to break the cycle!