Crisis In The Family Courts

Jacqueline Costadura needs your help to protect her daughter (Austin TX)

Posted in Uncategorized by abatteredmother on May 10, 2010

Be There: 200th Judicial Court, Austin, TX on June 7 @ 7:45AM

Posted by Anne Caroline Drake 

Brooklyn Jones

Jacqueline Costadura needs your help to protect her daughter Brooklyn from her wealthy, powerful abusive father.  

Gloria Cherry, the executive director of the Texas Council on Family Violence, has set up judicial education for Texas judges on the evils of Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS).  But, it isn’t going to happen before June 7.   

What’s PAS?   

PAS is an insidious manipulation of the legal system as an instrument of abuse.  Fathers quickly realize they’ll go to jail for physical assaults on mothers.   

When they get out of jail, these guys are out for blood.  It doesn’t take them long to figure out that a much more effective way to terrorize and punish the mother is to launch a custody battle.  These monsters use their vulnerable, defenseless children like expendable pawns in a high-stakes, brutal game.   

Little Brooklyn must be absolutely terrified.  She witnessed her father try to kill his ex-wife.  She knows her daddy spent only two hours in jail for attempted murder.   

Because Ms. Costadura refused to drop the criminal charges against her ex-husband, he carried out his threat to gain custody of little Brooklyn.   

Jacqueline Got Creamed by the System

Ms. Costadura’s ex-husband has the wealth and power to manipulate the legal system as an instrument of abuse.  He has a network of fellow PAS monsters to help him craft a brutal strategy to destroy his ex-wife.  

The mothers in PAS cases, however, have no place to go for shelter from this horrific abuse.  Most mothers lack the financial resources to fund litigation.  Most judges don’t recognize a PAS strategy.  

PAS cases are complex.  Most mothers get creamed by the system.  Ms. Costadura has contacted all the non-profits and legal aid organizations that are supposed to protect her in a futile quest to seek justice and help. 

Alone is a very terrifying place to be in the midst of a brutal PAS assault.  PAS monsters use every weapon in their exceedingly huge arsenal to terrorize the mothers until they have a nervous breakdown.  Then, they use this as evidence the mothers are unfit. 

Ms. Costadura’s only “crimes” are that she is fiercely protective of her daughter and she doesn’t have the money to fund a custody battle against her wealthy, powerful ex-husband.  She has sacrificed everything ~ including her health ~ to try to protect little Brooklyn. 

Be There to Stand Tall with Jacqueline on June 7

It is time to take a stand against the injustice and brutality of PAS.   Ms. Costadura is making a statement on behalf of all mothers who valiantly fight to protect their precious children from abusive monsters.

Some of you know about Vernetta Cockerham’s victory after RitaAnita Linger, the former executive director of the NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence, packed the Yadkin County courtroomClaudine Dombrowski followed in her footsteps and finallygot a small measure of justice in her own PAS custody battle. 

Texas is a rugged state for women seeking justice.  I’ve asked Gloria Cherry at the Texas Council on Family Violence to support Ms. Costadura. 

If you live in the Austin, Texas area, please show up on June 7 at the 200th Judicial Court at 7:45 AM wearing purple and white.  Purple is the color of domestic violence.  White is for “silent no more.” 

If you have a web site or blog, please publish this post ~ help get the word out that Brooklyn Jones needs our protection.

Look for Dawn with Purple and White Balloons

Ms. Costadura’s friend Dawn will be outside the courthouse at 7:45 holding purple and white balloons and passing out ribbons.  The hearing to modify temporary orders will start at 8:35 AM ~ please click on the name of the courthouse to link to driving directions:

Travis County Courthouse
1000 Guadalupe, 5th Floor
Austin, Texas 78701

Please be there if you can to stand tall for justice and to protect Brooklyn.  Thanks in advance!

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