In In re the Marriage of John and Angela Bell, (CA App., Nov. 18, 2011), a California appellate court upheld a trial court’s order in a marriage dissolution case preventing the father from continuing taking the couple’s young children to Mormon religious services and Sunday School without the mother’s consent. The order would expire when the children reached 12 years of age. The mother was Jewish, and during the marriage the children had been raised in the Jewish religion. An expert who conducted a child custody investigation concluded that the children were confused because they thought their father had become Jewish, that involving the children in Mormon education was being used as a weapon by the father to intimidate his former spouse, and that continuing it would cause psychological harm to the children.
By Admin ~ November 23rd, 2011 @ 3:42 am