Acronyms that will change your life
Child abduction is committed, most frequently, by someone the children know, usually the mother.
There are laws governing the criminal acts that lead to the breakup of a family. Before you get trapped by a departing spouse who has taken the kids, familiarize yourself with these terms.
UCCJEA. The UNIFORM CHILD CUSTODY JURISDICTION AND ENFORCEMENT ACT of 1997.
In general, it has always been against the law to abduct children. Before the UCCJEA was enacted, feminist groups, dominated by women with a serious chip of misandry on their shoulders, had organized state family law statutes and decided where the best locations were to abduct your children should a woman need to get away from a battering spouse. Therein lay the ruse.
Women who wanted to ensure that they would get custody of the kids, even when the woman was the batterer, were the most likely to take advantage of these services, often funded by tax dollars in non-profit organizations claiming to be domestic violence shelters. So these women would take their kids across state lines to shop for the most divorce friendly jurisdictions.
Now, the UCCJEA says that this practice is illegal and while a woman may legally take her kids to a shelter in her own state, when she takes them across state lines, it is a federal crime.
PKPA. The PARENTAL KIDNAPPING PROTECTION ACT of 1980.
The purpose of the act was to establish national standards for child custody jurisdiction. For example, if your wife abducted the kids from Virginia to Hawaii after you had lived in Virginia for nearly ten years and had significant connections with the community, Hawaii has no right to assert jurisdiction and legal matters cannot be heard in their courts.
In my case, I accepted an invitation to see my kids for my daughter's birthday and my now ex-wife promptly slapped me with a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO). This permitted Hawaii to have jurisdiction over my kids. It is one of the dirty techniques used by women in divorce to eject the father from the children's lives.
TRO. TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER.
The "I'm afraid. And you're going to jail" order any woman can get. More to come...
VAWA. The VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMENS ACT.
VAWA proponents act incensed over gay marriage and "Violence Against Women." What they have neglected to inform the public about is the anti-family legislation that has torn families apart and has been very profitable for their constituent's pocketbooks at the father's expense.
Check out this interview with Glenn Sacks and Phyliss Schlafly.
HIPPAA. The HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY & ACCOUNTABILITY ACT.
"HIPAA" is the acronym for the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996, Public Law 104-191. In addition to the improvement of electronic record sharing and keeping, the law was supposed to clarify the protection of confidentiality and security of health data through setting and enforcing standards.
Now Hipaa is one more tool in the arsenal of perpertrators of domestic violence. In conjuction with VAWA, a perpetrator can fire one health professional and refuse to allow records to be permitted in court. Then, asserting VAWA, require another health professional to be admitted without any review of their qualifications. Then, asserting Hipaa, the perpetrator can require that all professional health therapists involved in your case be required to talk to one another before you are permitted visitation with your son or daughter.
Once you realize the depth and breadth to which this scheme is used, you begin to see the power and control that abusive women have.