Picture yourself a little girl whose parents are divorcing. Scary enough, right? But now picture that social workers accuse your mom of turning you against your dad, and you are ripped away from you mother for thenext six years. Now picture yourself a grown-up woman who has just been awarded more than $6 million beause of that outrage.
That is the situation with a California woman, and it may just be an award that will change things for thousands of children across the country. Barry Goldstein, a nationally recognized domestic violence author, speaker and advocate; and Paul Griffin, Legal Director for Child Justice and practicing lawyer in Maryland and the District of Columbia, join us to talk about this award, the case, how it might change custody decisions, and why it really matters.