Keith Papini Files For Divorce
I spoke to @insideedition yesterday about the Papini divorce.
Keith Panini Files For Divorce less than 48 Hours After Sherri Pleads Guilty
Yesterday, Keith Papini filed for divorce from Sherri Papini. He also filed a Request for Orders set for 5/18 for sole custody.
Sherri pleaded guilty Monday to lying to federal investigators and mail fraud as part of her scheme to fake her own kidnapping in 2016.
She apparently lied to her kids as well.
Liars in Family Court
I’ve been a divorce attorney for 23 years. Nothing shocks me anymore. I’ve actually mediated a case where a mom dropped her kids off at school and ran off to Mexico for 3 years!
In cases where one parent abandons the children, sole custody is obviously granted to the parent remaining if they seek it. If the missing parent ever comes back, the courts must balance the hardships to the kids: is it better to have a bad parent back in their lives or NO parent?
In some cases where repentance is genuine, I believe increased step-up visitation can be ordered, AFTER reunification therapy.
Reunification therapy is always recommended in cases of estrangement or alienation. This is clearly a case of estragement, as the mother’s own behavior will be what causes the rift in the relationship with her children.
In family court, children are the cornerstone. Always protect the little ones.
“At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”
He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me. Matthew 18
And my 3 second sound bite:
“Lying to your kids puts you in a second level of hell.”