03/07/2012 - Due process decision in the Fourth District Court of Appeal: S.M., the Mother
v. R.M., the Father. "The [family court] judge's denial of the mother's request to be heard during the shelter hearing was a departure
from the essential requirements of the law... so serious that it amounts to a miscarriage of justice. Further, this
October 2010 - AP article: Is Parental Alienation a Mental Disorder?
Experts Grapple With Whether to Classify Debated Syndrome as a Disorder in Upcoming Edition of Psychiatric Bible
June/July 2008 - New article publication:
Kates, E. J. Why Therapeutic Jurisprudence Must Be Eliminated From Our Family Courts, an article about family lawyer ethics problems, published in 13 Dom. Violence Report 65 (2008)
09/19/2007 - I am gratified to have participated in the important case of Lohman v. Carnahan, which reconfirmed the sanctity and privacy of marriage.
The initial decision of Florida's 4th DCA, affirming a trial court's ruling that a putative biological father may demand a paternity test of a child born to the wife,
was resoundingly reversed on rehearing. (Read the successful brief here).
Now, the Florida Supreme Court has let the decision on rehearing stand.
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