Here is the cover of the book, it is available right now in both the Kindle (electronic) format, and in a paper format on Amazon.com.
This subject is not taught in law schools and is not tested on bar examinations, so there is no guarantee for the parent, if the parent either hires an attorney or has an attorney assigned to him in court, that the attorney actually knows this area of law - because attorneys usually learn this law by either self-teaching or being mentored by other attorneys.
Buyers of the paper version of the book are allowed to get the electronic version of the book at a deep discount.
- analysis of what makes a court proceeding civil or criminal in nature, from a constitutional standpoint;
- analysis of several contempt and contempt-like statute that may be used against parents by Family Courts in order to put parents in jail for "non-compliance" with various court orders, a detailed analysis, based on mandatory precedents, of constitutionality of such statutes, and of constitutionality of Family Court practices in application of such statutes;
- verification what makes a contempt proceeding civil or criminal in nature, what is the difference in mandatory constitutional procedure, and how Family Courts often confuse or misuse criminal-in-nature contempt statutes under the guise of civil proceedings;
- constitutional issues involved in forced "evaluations";
- constitutional issues involved in forced drug-and-alcohol testing;
- constitutional issues involved in court orders giving social services a blanket authority to "supervise" parents and to order them to undergo any "evaluations" and tests at all, and procedures required by the Family Court Act and by the U.S. Constitution to be followed by courts to issue such orders;
- constitutional issues involved in branding parents "sex offenders" where they were never convicted (and often were never even charged) for a sex offense, the New York State policy of such branding that comes with a requirement to separate the so-branded parent from his children;
- constitutional issues of punishing parents for inability to pay for evaluations, or for asserting their true legal status as a non-sex offender;
- constitutional issues of punishing parents for any type of "noncompliance" by separating them from their children, or by threats of such separations;
- constitutional issues involved in forced speech of parents during the "civil" Family Court child abuse or neglect proceedings - in court-ordered evaluations and in forced testimony of parents, when they are called to testify against themselves at trial;
- constitutional issues involved in presence of criminal prosecutors in Family Court proceedings and of their access to record of such proceedings and of the central state child maltreatment register;
- constitutional issues and procedures related to three types of searches in Family Court - of the parent's home, body and mind.