BOOKS TO WIN CHILD CUSTODY AND GAIN FREEDOM FROM LEGAL ABUSE
Beginner's Guide to Family Law
A Simplified Path to Parental Rights
For a loving parent, a child custody suit can be a time of terror. The most important thing in your life is at stake and it doesn't take long to figure out that the system is rigged against you. This book provides simple straight forward and easy to understand ways to help ensure that your rights get protected. This is the starter guide for you to protect your rights.
NOT In the Child's Best Interest
The book that started it all.
There are many important arguments you need to get into the record. We have created a number of sample motions that give you solid examples of how you can make these arguments in your case. There are many important arguments you need to get into the record.
Lies Family Courts Tell
Have you ever heard a judge say that the constitution does not apply in your case because yours is a civil case between private parties and the state is not a party? This is a lie that family courts tell. If either party asks the court to make a court order, the state is involved and the constitution applies. This book reviews the state action doctrine and shows you what the United States Supreme Court directly said about child custody courts being state actors subject to constitutional limitations on their judicial actions.
Protecting Parent-Child Bonds
The 28th Amendment
A proposed 28th amendment to the United States Constitution that can also be incorporated into state constitutions. This book is designed to get our federal and state legislators focused on the issues and focused on solutions. This book is a call to action and an emphatic statement by parents and prospective parents that we expect our parental rights to be acknowledged and respected.
Motions to Win Child Custody
Ron and Sherry Palmer have created a comprehensive system that includes a number of sample motions to guide you and your attorney through the winning child custody arguments in support of constitutional rights. These trial motions, pre-trial pleadings, and post-trial objections can be purchased individually or in a package that offers considerable savings from the individual purchases.
These motions are a starting point not final documents. It is important to integrate the specific details of your case into the motions you file. We can help with this but you really need an attorney to at least review any documents you file before you file them.
One thing though, family law attorneys make a lot of money in the current system and don’t have proper incentive to do anything that might take that money away. Civil rights attorneys, on the other hand, earn their living promoting and protecting your rights. While our sample motions are not a substitute for an attorney, they are designed to give your civil rights attorney a great head start and save you thousands of dollars in basic research and constitutional argument creation.
Unlike your attorney who works in only one state and probably no more than two or three counties, we work all over the country, with many attorneys, performing under many different family codes. We see far more than your local attorneys. We have significant experience with defeating the many ways that judges use to keep the system working for them and not for you or for your child.
Your choice is simple, assert your rights or take what they give you.
Pre-Trial Framing Motion
Lay the Groundwork
This motion is a culmination of our work to date. It succinctly and directly moves the court to protect your
rights based on controlling precedent, cited in the motion, that the court cannot properly ignore. If you could
present only one motion, this would be the one to present.
This motion presents our most powerful arguments, the arguments with the most supporting precedent, and the easiest argument for you to present. The arguments raised here demand the highest level of rights protection available in any court and demonstrate that your court is required to apply this level of protection no matter what it may have done in the past.
Get the Bundle & Save
We highly recommend that you consider purchasing the motions package that contains the main sample motions and
pleadings that we offer for you to take to your attorney and have them apply their legal skill to customize them
for your case. Many of these motions are designed to be filed jointly and each contains valuable information
that will help you better understand how to protect your rights and win child custody.
Because we want you to have the benefit of all of this valuable information, we offer this package at a considerable discount over purchasing each sample motion individually.
Start on the Right Foot
Courts must prove their authority to infringe fundamental rights and this insert demands in specific detail that
the court do just that before infringing your rights. This insert is designed to be inserted into your original
petition to demand your rights in the first and most fundamental document in your case. Pleadings can be
amended. So if you have already filed your pleadings, you may be able to amend with this insert. Ask your
attorney or see your rules of civil procedure.
This is a sample document to demonstrate how we might use some of the materials from our book, to help make it easier for your attorney to understand.
Substantive Rights Motion
Identifying Your Rights
Substantive rights are those rights that the government cannot infringe at all unless the government first meets certain conditions. Family law courts rarely if ever meet these conditions. Your attorney is supposed to be requiring the court to meet these conditions before infringing your rights but so many attorneys have simply become cogs in the government machinery that they simply fail this essential task. With this motion, you put your court on notice that you understand your substantive rights, that you expect the court to protect your substantive rights, and that if the court fails to protect your substantive rights you will appeal this fundamental error on the court's part.
Equal Protection Motion
The Same for Everyone
Family law courts seek to classify or label you as a different kind of parent, as a conservator or noncustodial
parent, with lesser rights simply because you divorce or separate from the other parent or you never marry the
other parent, and are a single parent. This is a violation of your equal protection rights because your rights
as a parent are individual and independent of your marital status. They get away with this because everybody
naturally assumes that divorce is cause for the state to intervene and deprive you of rights. This presumption
is legal error.* The court may not use your choices regarding marriage as a trigger to invade your individual
parental rights. They continue to do so because parents have not fought back with the proper tools and
arguments. This motion provides you a tool and well formulated arguments to fight back, to tell the court that
enough is enough, and to preserve your right to appeal the court's violation of your equal protection rights.
This sample motion comes with a legal treatise—a white paper explaining the arguments—that can easily be made ready to file in support of the equal protection motion.* Because of our deeply held beliefs about marriage and the authority of the government, our equal protection rights in divorce are difficult for people to get their heads around. This paper explains what we have learned these rights are and where they come from in language the court can understand and in language that helps with any appeals you may need to file.
Procedural Rights Motion
Even when the court meets the substantive rights bar to infringe your parental rights, the court is duty bound
to provide fundamentally fair proceedings. This sample motion addresses what we believe are the specific
requirements on the court to provide fundamentally fair proceedings.
There are specific actions the court must take and there is a specific test the court must apply before the proceedings can be considered fair. Every case is different and this test must be individually applied by the judge to the specific facts of your case. This is the judge's duty and only the judge's duty.
Your judge is simply not allowed to say that the legislature performed this function in establishing the law because your state's legislature simply lacks jurisdiction to perform this function. Determining whether or not the processes a court provides meets federal minimum standards of due process is a function that only the court can perform.
In our federated legal system where there are both federal and state sovereign governments, no state legislature has any jurisdiction of any kind to establish or alter minimum federal standards on anything.
Pre-Trial Conference Motion
Eliminate the Chaff and Focus
This sample motion is intended to protect you and your child. It attacks the problem at its core. Family courts
are regularly violating the rights of children and their parents by blowing past the very laws that limit their
discretion. This sample motion provides explanation and training for getting this in front of your judge before
the court makes you bankrupt and takes over your life.
The family courts have created a scheme to skirt the protections that your rights provide you. This sample motion peels back these layers by revealing to you and your attorney what they are doing and how they are avoiding applying your rights in your divorce or child custody trial. This sample motion tells them to stop and protects the record. Use arguments like this or lose the protection of your rights. Use this sample motion to help you provide to your attorney information that might help you get justice in an unjust process.
Motion to Remove the GAL
Don't Pay the GAL to Speak Against You
Having a Guardian Ad Litem is generally a bad idea as you can often find yourself being prosecuted by them and
having to pay for them to argue against your interests. Fortunately for you, it is blatantly unconstitutional
for them to force you to pay for someone to speak against your interest. The Supreme Court just recently
reiterated that you cannot compel people to pay for speech because it violates the First Amendment. If you are
being compelled to pay for a Guardian Ad Litem the information in this sample motion can shut it down quickly.
Even if you aren't being required to pay for the Guardian Ad Litem, their existence in your case violates the constitution in multiple ways and the information in this sample this motion will help you shut them down.
If you are being hurt by a Guardian Ad Litem and you want to get rid of them, you need the information in this sample motion. If you have an attorney, give them this sample motion and ask them to use the information in it to get rid of the Guardian Ad Litem for you.
Compare the cost of this motion against the thousands of dollars you will be forced to pay the GAL in your case.
Motion In Limine
Blocking Improper Testimony
A motion in limine is a pre-trial motion designed to limit or prohibit certain types of testimony from being presented. If you are asserting your constitutional rights as we teach, then you have raised your First Amendment rights and told the judge that the United States Constitution prevents them from limiting your fundamental rights based on the judge's opinion of your parenting of your child. This motion raises those issues in the context of blocking any testimony where the only purpose is to attack your speech with your child, your relationship with your child, or to attack any lawful parenting choices you have made for your child. Getting that speech blocked drastically alters the nature of your trial and if the judge does not block that speech, you have a specific written error the judge committed that can get the judge's orders overturned.
Ability to Pay Motion
Defend Against UnJust Child-Support Enforcement
If you are facing child support enforcement proceedings and you do NOT want to go to jail, you need to know how
to either meet your burden of proof or how to demonstrate that the standard is unjust and illegal.
In the case of child support enforcement, we have a direct Supreme Court opinion that imposes direct limits on what child custody judges can and cannot do. As usual, the Supreme Court is less than clear in how they express bright line rules in child custody cases, but the Court did, nevertheless, provide us with bright line rules that can keep you out of jail.
Just don't expect your attorney to know these rules or to force the court to apply these rules in your case. That wouldn't be in the attorney's financial best interests. You need this motion to compel your attorney to make these arguments and to measure your attorney's performance in protecting your interests instead of their own.
This Motion provides a strong defense against your being put in jail if you cannot pay the full amount of child-support that you owe. It calls out the BS games judges play to illegally punish you when you can't pay your full child-support amount and it sets the performance bar for attorneys.
Did your judge move the goal posts on you regarding child support and purge amounts? This Motion calls the judges out on their not providing a pre-defined published standard for what is and is not an ability to pay. The court must provide you with adequate notice of the standard it will use because the constitution demands fair proceedings. Judges place the burden of proving inability to pay on you but they keep from you the standard to which you must prove your inability.
Even worse, judges don't even make up the standard in their minds until after you have completely made your case. In other words, they move the goal posts on you after you have already kicked the ball ensuring that, if they want your defense to fail, it will always fail.
The game is rigged against you. Just as Penn and Teller expose how magicians trick you into believing the magic is real. We expose how judges trick you into thinking they are acting lawfully when they are NOT.
If you are facing a child support enforcement hearing and you are unable to pay, you are going to need to do much more than just going in to court and saying that you are unable to pay. First, you have to ensure that there is a fixed pre-defined standard against which your proof will be measured. You need to make them actually show you the goal posts, before you kick the ball, and agree NOT to move them on you while the ball is in the air.
For instance, is there any dollar amount set aside for your actual physical survival before you have to pay the excess towards child support? If you have $10 dollars at your disposal are you permitted to spend it on your one single meal that day or must you pay it to the state?
If you have an attorney and you expect your attorney to raise these simple common sense issues with the court, you are in for a great disappointment. You have to remember that the current vague standard serves to put money in their pockets. Fixing the system isn't in their financial best interests.
To protect yourself from the abuse, shock, and devastation of going to jail because you were not prepared for just how evil a child custody court can be, you will want to get this Child Support Ability-to-Pay motion before your attorney right away.
Use it to start a dialogue with your attorney and to guide your attorney towards the kind of legal protections you know you are entitled. Use it as a standard by which to measure your attorney's performance in your defense. Perhaps you need a better attorney.
Divorce & Child Custody Services
Are you confused by the process? Is your attorney not giving you enough information? Do you want help understanding what is being done to you? Do you need help figuring out the laws and rules that are being used against you? Do you even truly understand what your orders mean? We can help!
Are you emotionally overwhelmed? Is the stress getting to you? Are you afraid? All of these issues are reduced when you understand the process better. We can help!
The FFC Coaching Service is designed to fill the human gaps that your attorney just isn't filling. You need confidence that you can manage this and we can help!
Our professional services are designed to support attorneys seeking to protect their client's constitutional rights.
We provide detailed and fully cited constitutional argument designed to be applied in family law.
We work across all states and have seen every dirty trick. We can provide powerful defenses against these dirty tricks. Get instant nationwide experience.
We can integrate with your team, even sit at the table with you providing exactly what you need at exactly the right moment.
We provide strategy expertise from a wealth of military, corporate, and family law strategy experience uniquely suited for the complex emotionally charged battlefield of the family law courtroom.
Take a few minutes to speak with us, we will not fail to impress.
We can help you craft and format almost any kind of legal filing you might need related to your divorce and child custody legal needs whether its a simple trial motion, trial brief, or a petition for certiorari to the United States Supreme Court.
We do this to help parents who share the common interest of protecting theIr constitutional rights to their children, when nobody else will, and where the judges are the ones acting against your constitutional rights. We do this as exercise of protected First Amendment right.
We have a wealth of experience across many states and work across all states. That nationwide experience provides a unique value that local attorneys can never offer, except in partnership with us.
We pride ourselves on our ability to find unique solutions to complex problems. Family law courts have come up with many unique ways to unlawfully take your rights from you. We have had success defeating them. We are happy to try to help you.
Tell us about your unique circumstances and lets investigate if it is something we can help with.
About Our Services
We understand that these issues are difficult to understand and it is easy to be afraid that you are doing the wrong things. Perhaps you are frustrated that you cannot get your attorney to take protecting your rights seriously. Perhaps your attorney is worried about doing something new and different in your county and needs some assurance that all issues are covered and supported.
We provide everything from full service packages where we join your attorney's legal team and assist them in crafting all documents up to and including arguments for appellate briefs, mandamus, religious suits, and United States Supreme Court Petitions for Certiorari, to hourly consultations with you and your attorney helping them conform the constitutional arguments to the facts and circumstances of your case.
We have expertise in helping keep children out of the middle, helping you understand how your rights provide protections against prevent parental alienation, helping you find the resources that you need to defend yourself, helping you with a narcissistic ex, helping you with parental alienation, helping you defend against alimony and child support enforcements, helping you defend against false allegations, and supporting you in your time of need.
We are dedicated to changing the system through application of constitutional limitations on divorce and child custody courts. However, our mission always takes a back seat to our client's unique needs, so long as those needs do not conflict with the mission. You and your child come first, to the extent that we share association towards a common mission, that mission comes second.
Before we can provide any services or speak with you directly about your case, it is vital that you go through our contact form and be sure to check the box indicating that you know WE ARE NOT ATTORNEYS and WE ARE NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR AN ATTORNEY.
Providing this confirmation helps protect you and us from government officials who are very unhappy about the help we are providing parents in dismantling their horribly destructive system.
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Divorce & Child Custody Membership
We offer enhanced child custody & divorce information, training, and services for pro se parents and attorneys through our membership site. For a low monthly fee, you can receive more specific and detailed information your attorney or you as a pro se parent can customize to use in your case. This site is ideal for those parents who are looking to maximize their divorce & child custody outcomes. Whether you just want the information from our membership site for your own knowledge as a pro se parent* or to use with your attorney, you are welcome to learn from the knowledge we provide, validate its accuracy from the definitive sources we provide links to, and choose how you want to apply this information to the facts and circumstances of your case.
Much of our detailed training is provided in the membership site including our sixteen hour protecting family rights video course. This training is essential to winning child custody. We also ask those parents who seek our help through our consulting services to get a membership so that they can get the most benefit for their money.
This membership site provides First Amendment protected knowledge and information to those people who join with us in seeking to compel the divorce and child custody courts to follow the law and to perform their non-discretionary federal duty to protect the rights of the litigants before them.
If you would like to sign up to our Divorce & Child Custody Membership Site, you can do so by clicking the button below:
*NOTICE TO PRO SE PARENTS: If you are acting pro se, we will always advise you to seek the assistance of an attorney licensed in your state to review the materials you create following our training. Don't expect that they will think highly of you asserting your rights. What you need them to do is to ensure that you are properly following all the state and local procedural ruses with your filing and the way you file it. We cannot be experts on the rules in each of the 50 states and we do not try to be. While attorneys may have a vested financial interest in delaying our mission to apply constitutional law to the divorce and child custody courts, they are experts at the required procedures in your state and in your county. Make sure you follow the local rules of your area that are supposed to be rules of due process.
We are happy to review what you create under our consulting services to validate your understanding of our materials and the federal minimum constitutional standards. To the extent that we are familiar with your state's due process rules, we can offer layperson feedback based upon our experience but WE ARE NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR AN ATTORNEY for application of state or local rules.
We are happy to work with attorneys who are willing to present the constitutional arguments we provide and we have worked with many attorneys all over the country. However, attorneys generally have to be convinced by their clients to hear us out. The vast majority agree with our materials and NOT a single attorney has ever proven our materials to be wrong even when they hate what we have to say.