I have met and heard the tragic stories of many parents. PA is a function, by and large, of a custodial ex-partner, although some alienation can start while the couple is still together.

This blog is a story of experiences and observations of dysfunctional Family Law (FLAW), an arena pitting parent against parent, with children as the prize. Due to the gender bias in Family Law, that I have observed, this Blog has evolved from a focus solely on PA to one of the broader Family/Children's Rights area and the impact of Feminist mythology on Canadian Jurisprudence and the Divorce Industry.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Protest Rally in Tribute to Gregory Eisenhauer Given the Death sentence by Judge Bensonnetta Tipton Lane


Dear Mike,

Some of the worst days at ACFC are those which include messages of the passing of parents whose lives ended prematurely as a result losing their children in custody battles. We have received many calls over the years from despondent fathers, mothers and grandparents. Tomorrow a protest over one such death in Atlanta is scheduled Details are below. Read more here.

Rest in Peace - Gregory Eisenhauer


For Immediate Release:

DECEMBER 3, 2008

Contacts: Erik A. Cooper (954) 336-9977


Fulton Superior Court Judge Bensonnetta Tipton Lane ’s

Pre-Thanksgiving Ruling Results In Father’s Suicide

Memorial Protest Rally Planned Friday, December 5th

( Atlanta , Georgia December 3, 2008 ) On Sunday, November 30th, following a three-year divorce and custody battle played out in a Fulton County Superior Court, Alpharetta, Georgia resident Gregory Eisenhauer committed suicide after he received a ruling from family court judge Bensonnetta Tipton Lane one day before Thanksgiving essentially stripping Eisenhauer of any decision-making authority for his three young children.

The case of Gregory Eisenhauer v. Anne Marie R. Eisenhauer was filed in February 2006. When Eisenhauer informed his wife of his plans to file divorce litigation, Anne Marie Eisenhauer filed ex parte charges against her husband for family violence and had him removed from the home, beginning the long and tedious road facing many parents who are victimized by their spouses and subjected to Parent Alienation Syndrome, or P.A.S. After being removed from his home, Eisenhauer's contact with his children was substantially reduced. Though Eisenhauer suffered diminishing relationships with his children, he faithfully pursued an amicable resolution through litigation before Judge Lane . Despite his efforts, Judge Lane taxed Eisenhauer with the substantial costs of litigation and incredulous hurdles to satisfy the court’s examination of his qualification to serve as the children's father. Only one day before the Thanksgiving holiday, Judge Lane essentially ultimately stripped Eisenhauer of his role as the father of his children. Sadly, Eisenhauer committed suicide days later.

The least seasoned human resource managers are taught to never terminate an employee’s employment during the holidays, such as Thanksgiving or Christmas, or on an individual’s birthday. While Judge Lane ’s authority as a superior court judge is not in question, her inconsiderate and unconscionable misconduct by issuing a ruling disassembling a family the day before Thanksgiving is. Despite her 22 years of judicial service, serving as a Fulton County Superior Court judge for 13 of those years, Judge Lane's conduct was, at most, wanton and intentional, or in the very least, an example of extremely poor judgment. Judge Lane’s misconduct undoubtedly contributed to the stress Eisenhauer faced while watching his family be torn apart by an unjust judicial system.

Mr. Eisenhauer was an educated man and seasoned business professional, employed in the pharmaceutical industry and rising to the level of Chief Financial Officer. His three small children have now lost a father due to the miscarriage of justice suffered behind the closed doors of Georgia ’s family courts. Judicial and Child Welfare Reform activists, many of whom have suffered similar miscarriages of justice in Georgian courtrooms, understood Eisenhauer's plight and offered him their support. A MEMORIAL PROTEST RALLY IN TRIBUTE TO GREGORY EISENHAUER has been organized by a group of Judicial and Child Welfare Reform activists to raise public awareness concerning tragedies, such as Eisenhauer's death, and the unbalanced judicial system many parents have or will face in divorce and custody disputes. The Rally will take place on Friday, December 5, 2008, beginning at 8:00 a.m. at the Fulton County Courthouse, located at 185 Central Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia.

For additional information, please contact Erik A. Cooper at (954) 336-9977.


Anonymous said...

I am living the same hell here in lewiston Maine Androscoggin county its a crying shame. I love my daughters, 3 contempts visitation, funerals holidays vacations missed. Nothing matters to the Judge as long as we pay our child support. I do I have a 3600.00 credit I can't even get. My contempt was now consolidated with her frivelous motion which was just heard, so NOW I WAIT Another 6 MONTHS OR MORE TO tell them I miss my daughter I haven't seen in 2 years. Thanks LEWISTON MAINE Family Court

Sad Father of Four

Michael J. Murphy said...

I'm sorry to hear of your pain. I know how it hurts us inside and unfortunately family courts just don't get it.

I am plugging away one day at a time to try and change the system in a very public way and encourage all dads to get involved in their local communities. There is great strength in numbers.

Anonymous said...

Ok so how did the protest rally go, I've now found nothing about it anywheres. What happened and how did it go, anyone?

Anonymous said...

I had the exact same thing happen to me, by the same Judge Lane. Everyone got rich as I got poor, and this once stay at home father has now had his children taken away, and am ordered to pay money I could never earn.

Michael J. Murphy said...

Its criminal what goes on but read Stephen Baskerville's recent piece here and it sums it all up better than I can do. http://parentalalienationcanada.blogspot.com/2009/01/divorced-from-reality-stephen.html