Family Court Epidemic in Rural America

By Dr. Leon R. Koziol

Parenting Rights Institute

Would you like to save yourself thousands of dollars in legal fees and court costs? Would you like to save your children from the psychological harm arising at epidemic levels in our nation’s divorce and family courts? How about the drug industry which is reaping huge profits through excessive court referrals? Then this documentary is for you. It will provide a treasure trove of information thanks to the contributions of two concerned parents. It is important to view it to its conclusion for a surprise guest and shocking revelation.

As part of our continuing series of documentaries on the subject of divorce and family court abuses, I left the tropical climate of Hawaii earlier this year and the hectic environment of Manhattan, Washington D.C. and suburban Philadelphia this past summer to find myself pleasantly situated in a farm community in western New York. This community consisted of horses, cows, chickens and a pair of cuddly newborn kittens which greeted me at the country home of Melissa Hayes and Michael Bennett.

We are doing these documentaries because mainstream media is failing its duties to expose the vast harm which is occurring to our children, families and parents in America’s divorce industry. Shared parenting is the presumptive mandate under our Constitution but it is being suppressed in favor of the lucrative custody process mandated by federal funding laws. Family courts and their growing number of parenting substitutes are profiting from our misfortunes and turning our offspring against us. It is a trillion dollar epidemic at the root of our nation’s health, productivity and social ills.

Melissa and Mike are “non-custodial” parents from separate divorces who are struggling to maintain a horse farm and blended child rearing homestead under very trying circumstances. Both are victims of the industry, constantly under scrutiny to a human breaking point when every aspect of their parenting styles are reported to their “custodial supervisors” and socialist government agencies. All too often, as you will see, this is done not for our children’s “best interests” but for the ultimate goal of achieving “full custody” and government “kidnapping” as Melissa describes it. We are exposing the grotesque underbelly of a system that is destroying the moral fiber of an entire nation. Time and again I have gone all the way to the Supreme Court to do so.

Mike was understandably skeptical of any reform effort. He had seen it all upon being reduced to a non-entity in his son’s life. I had the pleasure of meeting his boy on my arrival,  witnessing immediately the wonderful father-child relationship which had developed there. It was not a show. It was genuine. His boy quickly fell in love with the two kitties left for dead on a nearby country road which a neighbor had brought to their home. But after dinner it was time for his single weeknight “visitation” to end, that offensive institutional term for child rearing condemned by veteran family jurists everywhere, see i.e. Webster v Ryan, 189 Misc.2d 86 (Albany Fam. Ct. 2001) at footnote 1.

Perhaps it was that separation anxiety which followed and the continuing abuse of his “joint custody” that motivated Mike to join this documentary with greater enthusiasm. Not a man with a lot of useless talk, he was a practical minded dad who knew the score but felt powerless to change anything. His partner, however, was not one to give up. In her commitment e-mail, she described her choices as “fight, flight or fall down.” She then declared: “The latter two have never been my style.” Come hell or high water, she was going to reform this corrupt system, and to my surprise she was doing it as a fathers’ rights advocate.

Melissa has been permanently alienated from her older children. She hangs on dearly to the teen she has left and hopes to prevent other moms and dads from becoming swallowed whole by this antiquated custody system. She was moved by a prior book and documentary completed this past summer in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania involving Tamara Sweeney. As a parental advocate and alienation expert, Melissa added valuable insights for families victimized in these courts. From her interview on those subjects we made a segway to Mike and his views on the drug industry which is also profiting greatly off the costly evaluations ordered by judges with little or no accountability.

Welcome to the New World Order of child rearing coming to a school, church, workplace or community near you. Learn of it through reports I have submitted to Congress, United Nations and these mainstream parents in the heartland of America. Far removed from the hustle and bustle of skyscrapers in the Big Apple, you will feel their patriotism, high flying flags and  9-11 reminders everywhere. They work endless hours to feed families in all parts of this great nation. Along roadsides in the backdrop of autumn farm fields extending to the horizon, you will even find an occasional Hillary campaign sign. But these are not folks you can fool easily. They all bear a circle-slash or “x” on the face of those signs.

This video commentary provides immense detail in a short period of time. It is worth your while to discover what the judges, lawyers and media are not telling you. It has a shocking ending which you should share virally so that reform can be made possible. Here at Parenting Rights Institute, we offer valuable programs, books and referrals. Look us up at You may wish to have a similar documentary of your ordeal in your home town. If so, contact me directly at (315) 796-4000 for cost estimates. We are are being monitored by high profile people, both in favor and against us. This is evidenced by Google searches of the judges and entities we target and a family court gag order which I had removed recently by suing a judge in New York Supreme Court.

We’re serious about our public message despite the extremes to which they have gone to discredit it. They’re our children. They do not belong to pedophile judges or the state. But we can’t do it alone. Our courageous work depends on your donations to this site. If you or someone you know can invest in our cause, kindly have them contact me directly at (315) 796-4000. Because when it’s all said and done, regardless of the powers abused against us, all our time on this earth is coming to an end. Through this reform effort you can have a long term impact. As they say, no hearse comes with a trailer hitch. Leave behind a real treasure for future generations.

God bless you, your family, our veterans, public safety officers, and God Bless America !

Melissa gave me a tour of her farm where I got to meet some of her horses.