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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2006 11:34 am    Post subject: MOTHER"S OF WISCONSIN NEW LAW, PLEASE READ Reply with quote

On february 4,2004, the Wisconsin senate passed ASSEMBLY BILL 279 (AB 279), which ended the presumption, in cases where domestic abuse exists, that joint custody is in the best interest of the child.
Although the criminal justice system in Wisconsin has long taken seriously the risks posed to victims and children of domestic abuse, the family court system has continuded to award joint and sometimes sole custody of children to perpetrators of domestic violence and abuse. Studies show fathers who batter mothers are more likely than non-battering fathers to seek full custody of their children and that they are most likely to prevail in their efforts.
That a batterer is more likely to seek sole custody is another example of trying to exert power and control over his victim- power and control being the two issues at the center of domestic violence.
AB279 will require Wisconsin courts to recognize the ongoing danger to victims and children posed by estranged domestic abusers. This bill provides for the safety and well-being of the children and the victim by allowing the court to impose conditions on custody arrangements, such as requiring:1(a third party exchange of the children;2)supervised physical placement;3) the abusing party to complete a cerified batterers treatment program;4)the abusing party to abstain from possesing or consuming alcohol or drugs; and 5)mediators and guardians ad litem appointed to represent the best interest of the child to be trained in the dynamics of domestic violence.
The bill helps address issues such as the very real dilemma many women find themselves in when trying to decide what to do about an abusive relationship. Because of the former presumption of Wisconsin courts that joint custody was in the best interest of the child, many women have chosen to stay in abusive relationships, not wanting their children to be alone with the abuser.
Mother's of Wisconsin Unite!!!
Take your children Back, Let's go for it!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2006 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mothers of Wisconsin, if you are a victim of domestic violence and facing a custody battle, demand that this bill work for you and your children's protection! Do not allow this bill to be silenced any longer.
The sad thing about it is, a wife batterer and child abuser do not change what they are no matter how many programs they attend. It works on paper but not in reality. We must talk a little louder.
Mothers Unite!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2006 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


I sure hope each and every state passes a bill to protect the victims/children and actually honor it. Abusers don't deserve justice, victims do!

No victim/child should have to be silenced, they have every right to have a healthy, happy and wholesome life. It's all too true that those that are appointed in charge have created serious risks and damaged lives for the almighty dollar.

They are the ones that need to take "anger management", "sensitivity classes", be checked for urinalysis, hair tests, drug tests, polygraphs and honor all evidence (police reports, psychologists reports, photographs etc).

It's a vicious cycle and it just keeps getting worse as it circles around. It's a big money making business---no ethics or morals and most definitely not in the best interest of the children. Our children are being used as pawns in their sick game of getting rich scheme. It needs to stop NOW!!!

Our children are NOT allowed to voice their opinions, they are not considered people, but merely property. The Constitution states ..."To the people, by the people and for the people".

My friend's son name is ERIC and it stands for Equal Rights Include Children. So, for his sake and all the other children, we need to unite.

Mothers of America---UNITE! United we stand, divided we fall. Take care all and GOD bless you.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My daughter is in the process of trying to change the placement orders for her son, as her ex-husband is a batterer. So far, everyone (lawyer, legal advocate, G.A.L.) says the Wisconsin law ACT 130 (AB279) won't help her because it has never been used here (Eau Claire County). Is anyone aware of the law being successfully used anywhere in Wisconsin?

Thank you!
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