A report from the leading Austrian Website for fathers rights. I did not know this before but PA is not acknowledged by the courts there! Even though clinical experts accept that it does exist.
Austria has a long way to go!
As an aside there is also a confirmation of what I have been looking for a long time – The situation in France: wo gezielte Kontaktverhinderung ein Strafdelikt ist – Where targeted prevention of contact is a criminal offence.
via Vatertag: Entfremdete Väter haben wenig Grund zum Feiern | Familie & Familienrecht
Unbelievable story from Austria.
A mother kidnaps her daughter and takes her to her native Poland in December 2013, but the father manages to bring her back to Austria. He gets full custody for the daughter.
In October 2014 the partner of the father is attacked with pepper spray as she brings the daughter to the Kindergarten. She obviously brings her daughter to the grandmother in Polen and then after an international arrest order is issued the mother hands herself into the police. Leaving her daughter in Poland with the grandmother.
She is given a three-year jail sentence, which she is then able to serve out in Poland, where she is released on bail after a short while.
After following her they manage to find out where the daughter has been hidden (one of three hiding places in the time). They manage to free the daughter from the hiding place that is only rudimentary.
What on earth was this parent thinking of? The girl has not been to school in this time. Probably not even been to the doctors!
Luckily the alienation between the father and the daughter was able to be broken down a little after a couple of visits.
And after all this, the father still believes that when the dust has settled his daughter should see her mother.
Every child needs both their parents.
via Kritik an Behörden – Doppelentführung – Kind Lara gefunden! | Familie & Familienrecht
Positive signs are coming all of a sudden from Austria. This article forwarded from Famile & Familienrecht reports on an interview with a state judge (Bundesrichter) in Austria that is for shared-parenting. He even goes on to say that it should work, and should be supported even in cases where the parents (or one as we well know!) are in a conflict situation.
Wow – in Austria as well. Damages awarded to a father due to PAS. Follow the link here to Väter ohne Rechte
Incredibly moving epitaph from an Austrian father who hasn’t seen his children for years due to PAS.
via Vaterschaft in Österreich | Familie & Familienrecht
Something quite common in German and Austrian law is for the judge to request an expert assessment/report (Gutachtung) on which he or she will use to reach a decision in custody/access cases.
Quite a few of these have in the past been found to be incorrect, simply to not reflect the facts. Here is a case in Austria where a case is being made against an expert for thirteen (!!) incorrect reports. In addition the judge hearing the case has now been dismissed due to prejudice.
All the time the victims are being denied justice.
via Gutachterprozess Dr. Egon B. – Befangenheitsantrag gegen Richterin | Familie & Familienrecht
Excellent Example of PAS in action. The father arranges to meet the mother to hand over the Christmas presents, and she refuses them – in front of the child!
via PAS – KM verweigert Annahme der Weihnachtsgeschenke | Familie & Familienrecht