Custody ruling

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by PeterBale, Jan 7, 2007.

  1. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    I thought I'd share this news item, hot off the press:

    Federal Court Ruling from the Melbourne Age, Australia (AP) -

    A seven year old boy was at the centre of a courtroom drama
    yesterday. When he challenged a court ruling over who should have custody of

    The boy has a history of being beaten by his parents and the judge
    initially awarded custody to his aunt, in keeping with the child
    custody law and regulations requiring that family unity be maintained to the
    degree possible.

    The boy surprised the court when he proclaimed that his aunt
    beat him more than his parents and he adamantly refused to live
    with her.

    When the judge suggested that he live with his grandparents, the
    boy cried out that they also beat him.

    After considering the remainder of the immediate family and
    learning that domestic violence was apparently a way of life among them,
    the judge took the unprecedented step of allowing the boy to propose who
    should have custody of him.

    After two recesses to check legal references and confer with child welfare
    officials, the judge granted temporary custody to the English Cricket Team,
    who the boy firmly believes are "not capable of beating anyone."
  2. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    Aha... class Peter, class.
  3. MRSH

    MRSH Supporting Member

    I assume, therefore, the boy is going to open the bowling in the upcoming one-day internationals ;)
  4. Pops2501

    Pops2501 Active Member

    Ouch - painful - very painful!!
  5. meandmycornet

    meandmycornet Active Member

    'scuse me for being a bit thick... I mean... I get the joke like... but thats not a real story is it? :tongue:
  6. needmorevodka

    needmorevodka Member

    :lol: :lol: :lol: nice one
  7. robcav

    robcav Member

    And I thought family courts and the like were against institutionalisation at any cost!