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Does looking at online pornography make you an unfit parent?

Does looking at online pornography make you an unfit parent?  At least one local family court judge seems to think so.

I had a motion to compel hearing earlier this week.  One of the answers I thought was evasive was a response to my question about whether there was anything about my client that made him unfit to exercise custody of the parties’ minor children.  The judge hearing my motion agreed the opposing party’s answer was evasive.  She told opposing counsel that my question was designed to provide me a listing of fitness issues that his client might raise about my client at trial.  She gave a few examples of issues that would make a parent “unfit.”  Most were the usual suspects: abusive, drug addled. One of the examples was “using online pornography.”

I’ve always understood the family court judges don’t approve of porno.  But I didn’t believe they thought it made a parent unfit.  Evidently at least one local family court judge does.

 

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