Re: [tips_and_tricks] Re: California presumptive joint child custody bill
- On May 2, 2005, at 5:14 PM, wlspence1 wrote:
> The state asserts that anyway if, married or not, you have children,Whatever the state may assert, it has to do it through a live human
> under the doctrine of _parens patriae_.
being acting as its agent.
If one who didn't like being the subject or object of state assertions
was really serious, (s)he would not permit unqualified or unauthorized
persons to speak or act for the state. But the decision to waive
rights to due process is a decision everyone is free to make, that's
for sure. And by all evidence, it is a very popular course of action.
- --- In email@example.com, Frog Farmer <frogfrmr@f...>
> Whatever the state may assert, it has to do it through a live humanTheir humanity and vitality is indeed questionable, but child
> being acting as its agent.
protective services and the child support IV-D agencies do have their
`counsel' who do show up in court. . . . In family court it's more a
matter of the power the Legislature has given the judge.
Yeah, too many give up too fast, but there are things like the
Domestic Relations Abstention that preclude due process that we all
should be working together to defeat.