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Charlie Sheen's kids removed

2011-03-03

Queen’s University family law expert Nick Bala is available to talk about the legal reasons behind a judge’s order to have actor Charlie Sheen’s two sons removed from the actor's home after his ex-wife obtained a stay-away order.

“One of the concerns is when there is a rapidly developing and potentially volatile situation, there is an understandable tendency to err on the side of caution – especially when the children are so young -- that undoubtedly influenced the court in this case. The stories of drug use and the potential for harm were some of the factors that made the judge react,” says Professor Bala.

Professor Bala is an expert in family law and child abuse cases and has co-authored reports for Government of Ontario on the Office of Child Advocacy.

To arrange an interview, please contact communication officers Michael Onesi at 613.533.6000 ext. 77513 or michael.onesi@queensu.ca or Christina Archibald at 613-533-2877 or Christina.Archibald@queensu.ca at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, Ont., Canada.

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