Justice For Fulton Families: Judge Edwards - Keep Rowles Kids in GA!!
Robyn Rowles doesn't know if she'll ever see her children again after May 7, 2018.
Tell Judge Belinda Edwards to keep Robyn's kids in Georgia, and with their mother!
Robyn's former husband, a rich and powerful corporate executive who obtained full custody of their two youngest children last year, has recently filed a motion to move their son and daughter to Baltimore, MD. None of this would have been a reality if it weren't for Judge Edwards' baffling rulings. Robyn and her attorney now race against the clock to get her children back and justice, before it's too late. Will you help them by signing our petition?
Even after disclosures made by the children of their father's allegedly inappropriate sexual behavior, Judge Edwards limited the admissibility and her consideration of evidence of the father's history of violence, abuse, multiple mental health diagnoses, and alcoholism. Judge Edwards did not deem this information as relevant when determining sole legal and physical custody of the children.
Yet Robyn, who has never been arrested, has no history of violence, has no mental health issues and does not suffer from alcoholism or a drug addiction, only sees her children every other Saturday for four hours of supervised visitation. A stranger sits in her home, watches her every move, and notes every word she speaks to her children for a report that is sent to the court after every visit.
So why is Judge Edwards allowing this, as well as considering letting Robyn's kids move out of state with their father?
Because Robyn has been accused of having Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS). In short, PAS is claimed to be a syndrome that creates the psychological manipulation of children to induce unwarranted fear, disrespect or hostility towards a parent or family members.
However, PAS is no longer recognized as a disorder by the scientific community and PAS has been extensively criticized by legal and mental health scholars for lacking scientific validity and reliability. So much so that the admissibility of PAS has been rejected by an expert review panel of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales, in the UK, and Canada’s Department of Justice. In 2012, the American Psychiatric Association decided to reject PAS for its catalog of mental disorders.
Judge Edwards, who was removed as a judge from juvenile court before getting elected to the superior court, based her ruling on PAS from the report produced by the custody evaluator, Dr. Andrew Gothard, in this case, which is even more troubling. Dr. Gothard has a past history that includes a reprimand, the requirement of taking ethics classes, supervision by the state psychological board, a determination of not being credible by a Cobb County Juvenile Court judge, and a prohibition against being used as a custody evaluator in certain Cobb County cases.
Yet, Judge Edwards continues to rely on his recommendations, not just in Robyn's case, but in others as well.
This nightmare has to stop -- Judge Edwards needs to start ruling in the best interests of children. Tell her to keep Robyn's kids in Georgia by signing our petition!