The parents of a kindergartener filed a complaint, with the mother as guardian ad litem for the child, alleging the child was sexually molested by another kindergartener at school. The school district sought an order compelling the plaintiff kindergartener to submit to a mental examination, which would include personal interviews of the child and his parents by a psychiatrist.
“Tired Mothers Find That Spanking Takes Less Time Than Reasoning And Penetrates Sooner To The Seat Of Memory.” — Will Durant.
A mother of two children, one born in 2007 and the other in 2010, disciplined the children “by making them do chores, by scolding them verbally, by denying them privileges. . . and by threatening to spank them. On rare occasions when these techniques did not work, she would spank the children on the buttocks with her bare hand or with a sandal.
Miranda Rights Eroded Again: Unusual Case All The Way Around.
Joseph H., age 10, woke up early one morning and shot his father in the head as he slept on the sofa. Joseph was a difficult child. From the time he was three years old, his paternal grandmother could not babysit him because she could not control his outbursts.
Condition Of Probation For Juvenile Overbroad.
A juvenile ward of the court admitted he committed second-degree burglary and was placed on probation. On appeal, he challenged an electronic search condition requiring him to “submit…any electronics and passwords under [his] control to search by Probation Officer or peace officer with or without a search warrant.” The Court of Appeal found the condition […]
In this case, the 24-year-old son has Tourette’s syndrome and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, which make it difficult for him to focus on a task. The evidence on his employability, however, is sparse. The trial court found the “child” lacks sufficient means, and even if he could obtain minimum wage work he could not reach his parents’ standard of living.
Failure To Launch.
A man’s child was emancipated when he turned 19 years old. The son was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, psychotic disorder, oppositional defiance disorder and cannabis abuse.
Order Changing Custody Of Children Reversed.
The Court of Appeal issued a peremptory writ in the first instance after the court issued a modification order changing custody to the noncustodial parent, thereby requiring the minor children to move in the middle of the school year from their California home to the noncustodial parent’s home in Alabama. The appellate court said the […]
Think Of The Children — The Coogan Law.
The Coogan Law was enacted in 1938 [now Family Code section 6750 et seq.] in response to the childhood star Jackie Coogan’s plight. Even though he earned millions as a child, Coogan was surprised to find out that when he reached adulthood that he was flat broke, because his mother and stepfather spent all his […]
Has The Law Caught Up With Science?
Probate Code section 6450 governs the relationship of parent and child, stating in part, “for the purpose of determining intestate succession,” the “relationship of parent and child exists between a person and the person’s natural parents, regardless of the marital status of the natural parents.” Under Probate Code section 6453, subsection (b), subdivision (2), a […]
“Most American Children Suffer Too Much Mother And Too Little Presumed Father,” Gloria Steinem.
By statute, a person is presumed to be the natural father of a child if he shows by a preponderance of the evidence that he received the child into his home and openly held the child out as his own. [Fam.Code § 7612 (a).] Here, the mother conceived the child through artificial insemination by an […]
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