As my next witness I call the 10 year old child of the parents. I will show, your honor, through a searing cross-examination that the 10 year old is a perjuring, vindictive, scumbag, and as such.. I will also call the child’s 11 year old sibling who is an absolute delight, and who will contradict all of their siblings testimony.
The California lawmakers propose that ten (10) year olds should testify as to which parent they prefer in custody battles. If the parents were married and living together, could a ten (10) year old testify that they prefer to live with grandma? When I was a kid, all my ten (10) year old friends lied, although I never did ;).
Senate Bill 170 states:
(c) If the child is 14 10 years of age or older and wishes to address the court regarding custody or visitation, the child shall be permitted to do so, unless the court determines that doing so is not in the child’s best interests. In that case, the court shall state its reasons for that finding on the record.
The Golden Rule of family law is protect the kids from the batcrazy parents. Child custody battles are the sole responsibility of the conflicting parents. No one, let alone a child, should have to learn about, or participate in the carnage of a custody battle.
For more on this topic an article posted in the San Diego Tribune.