NOFSW Honors Richard Ducote with Sol Gothard Lifetime Achievement Award

On April 17, 2012, the National Organization of Forensic Social Work (NOFSW) honored Richard Ducote with their second annual Lifetime Achievement Award.   Mr. Ducote was chosen to be this year’s Sol Gothard Lifetime Achievement Award recipient based on his life-long efforts to help victims of child abuse and domestic violence have a voice in […]

ABC Radio National – Parental Alienation Syndrome

Transcript: The anger and hurt of divorcing parents often spills over into custody and access to children. Accusations of child abuse are defended with claims of lies and alienation using Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) resulting in the accusing parent losing custody. PAS has been discredited in America but there’s concern that it’s still being used […]

Protecting the Kids in Family Court Cases

There is ample documentation of the difficulty parents, and particularly mothers, encounter when they seek to protect their children from domestic violence or physical/sexual abuse in child custody cases.  However, there are some encouraging developments within the legal system upon which we can build when litigating these cases.  For example, with the help of attorneys from […]

Richard Ducote Drafts Letter to the Honorable Bob Casey