SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., Nov. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2009, Tina Swithin stepped into the Family Court System with the preconceived notion that courts were designed to act in the best interest of the child. For five years, Tina acted as her own attorney and experienced over thirty court dates consisting of trials and hearings, two full custody evaluations, 900 hours devoted to court documents, trial preparation and research, twelve police reports and three Child Welfare investigations that were marked "unfounded" despite the fact that they were all substantiated. Tina was finally successful in protecting her children as of October 2014 when her ex-husband was stripped of visits with the children.
In a recent interview, Tina said, "I could not lay my head down at night unless I knew I had done everything in my power to protect my daughters. Whenever the court would issue an order that placed my children in danger, I would say to myself, 'this wasn't our month but I will be back again next month.' I redefined the term 'squeaky wheel' and while it took five years, giving up was never an option for me."
In October, the Judge referred to Tina's ex-husband as a "sociopath." "To hear a Judge call him a 'sociopath' confirmed that there is hope for the courts however, education is critical due to the high number of personality disorders plaguing the system. Hearing those words fueled my mission to educated attorneys, social workers, therapists and Judge's so other children do not have to endure the things my children have been through. It should not have been this difficult to protect my daughters," Tina stated after leaving the courtroom.
Tina Swithin has dedicated her life to assisting others in the Family Court System. She has authored two books about her journey and launched a non-profit called, "One Mom's Battle" along with a full-time consulting business which allows her to assist others following in her footsteps. "It is cathartic to be in a position to guide others who are navigating the system with someone who suffers from a Cluster B personality disorder such as Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)."
On November 13th, Tina will make an appearance on KCBX Radio alongside Rebecca Davis Merritt, PhD in Clinical Psychology, former Associate Professor at Purdue University and board member at One Mom's Battle to discuss her inspirational story and mission.
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