Mother Jailed For Alienating Daughters From Dad

In a highly unusual move, a judge ordered a mother jailed for interfering with ex-husband’s visitation with his children. In Lauren R. v Ted R. Justice Robert Ross ordered to the mother to report to jail for repeatedly violating the terms of the court orders regarding the father’s parenting time.

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I think courts should take this step prior to the relationship being irreversibly damaged, as is seemingly the case in this instance.  I would imagine that once parental rights have been interfered with more than 3 or 4 times, courts should look seriously at jail time for this type of flagrant contempt, perhaps starting with one night per instance of interference. Please share your comments.

 *Special Thanks to Family Law Attorney Janne McKamey for her contribution to this article.

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