Thursday, February 6, 2014

Working with your Legislator to Change the Law

If you can answer YES to all these questions,
You just might be Ready to take on the Challenge**.
Need More Laws?
1. Can you identify where your State’s Statues concerning family are located on line?
2. Can you locate your state’s Rules of Civil Procedure are on line?
3. Can you identify where your State’s Rules of Evidence are on line?
4. Can you identify where your local county rules are on line?
5. Do you know where to find your own docket on line?
6. Can you identify the Amendment of the U.S. Constitution that places the right to decide matters of the family solely with the states?
7. Do you know the difference between a fundamental right and a Constitutional right?
8. Do you know who you state Senator or State Representative is? And where to find it?
9. Can you identify the exact language within your state law that is the problem?
10. Can you present the problem to legislators without talking about your own case?
11. Do you know the difference between the two types of child support?
12. Do you know how federal incentives really work and what they really give the states money for?
13. Do you read case law and do you know where to find it on line?
14. Do you know what questions will be asked of you by a legislator if you propose a change in family?
15. Do you know how to defeat the opposition’s stance when they bring it up?

(**List from post by Ray Lautenschlager. Thank you) 
So are YOU Ready??
 If you cannot answer the following questions, then you are not and need to do your research. 
  • Finally, Here are some Great Points to discuss with your Legislator>> Model State Legislation -Parental Due Process Act
    (Note: This is from CA, but was not approved. However, use this as a Checklist of Concerns that are missing in our Family Courts in most states. "Never Give Up" for what you feel is Right for the Strength of your Family)
BOTTOM LINE and hate to say this "It is Not about Justice, it is about the LAW. 
If you don't know your Rights, you have NONE 
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May you find Strength in Your Higher Power,GranPa Chuck
Researcher, Editor, Publisher