THE APPEARANCE IN ILLINOIS WE ARE MAKING NATIONAL MOVEMENT IN PEOPLE WAKING UP THESE ARE ALL OUR CHILDREN AT STAKE HERE ?

April 3, 2014 § 1 Comment

 

Maybe someone should send this to their local State Reps and te Children & Family Law Committee and engage the Chair, Rep. Marybeth Walz?

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Push Shared Parenting Legislation in Illinois
By Michael D. Gerhardt, Esq., Member, National Parents Organization

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I keep getting asked, “What is going on in Illinois?” My answer, “A lot.” But I am sure most people really mean to know what is going on with our Shared Parenting Bill – HB5425. National Parents Organization wrote about it here.

A quick recap, HB5425: (1) recognizes that the involvement of each parent for equal time and not less than 35% of residential parenting time per week is presumptively in the children’s best; (2) presumes parents to be fit; (3) requires parents to come up with a parenting plan within 90 days; if not, then the judge has 60 additional days and should award equal time unless it is not in the child’s best interest, then a minimum of 35% parenting time should be awarded to each fit parent; and (4) requires clear and convincing evidence to impose any restriction on parenting time.

What to do? Email Representative Kelly Burke. Ask her not to bow to the threats of the Illinois Bar Association and to implement the recommendations of the Illinois Family Law Study Committee regarding custody and visitation.

But let me backtrack a little. In 2008, Illinois formed the Illinois Family Law Study Committee to “study the changes in law and society since the Act was enacted, and recommend how the Act should be amended to improve and update it.” The selected committee members consisted of well-respected lawyers, judges, legislators, and experts. The Committee spent years researching social science, laws of other states, interviewing witnesses, and reviewing data. The Committee approved a recommendation for a minimum of 35% parenting time. The custody subcommittee voted 6 – 0 in favor of these recommendations. The full Illinois Family Law Study Committee voted in favor 11 – 6. Read more…

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Colorado Dad to See His Kidnapped Daughters After More Than Three Years
April 2, 2014 by Robert Franklin, Esq.
It’s a different case, different countries, a different year, but the results are maddeningly the same. We’ve seen countless cases of parents abducting their children out of the country in which they’ve lived their whole lives, thousands of miles away to countries whose people, language and cultures are strange and confusing to them. Read more…

In Canada, Barbara Kay and Prof. Edward Kruk Demolish Arguments Against Shared Parenting Law
March 31, 2014 by Robert Franklin, Esq.
Having reported on the overwhelming support for equal parenting in Canada as demonstrated by surveys conducted in 2001, 2009 and now 2014, and having disposed of the opposition’s weak and quixotic arguments against bill C-560, I turn now to two National Post articles here (National Post, 3/19/14) and here (National Post, 3/25/14) that persuasively argue in favor of a presumption of equal parenting post-divorce. Read more…

Opposition to Shared Parenting in Canada Typically Weak, Dishonest
March 30 , 2014 by Robert Franklin, Esq.
So, if there’s an equal parenting bill before a legislative body, that must mean those opposed to fathers having real relationships with their children are coming out of the woodwork to make their thoughts known. And, since there is such a bill — C-560 — before the Canadian Parliament, the anti-dad crowd in that country must be ginning up their propaganda apparatus. Read more…

March 17 Poll: 72% of Canadians Support Shared Parenting
March 28, 2014 by Robert Franklin, Esq.
It’s getting hot and heavy on the shared parenting front in Canada. Conservative MP Maurice Vellacott’s bill, C-560, has moved to a second reading in Parliament which has prompted intensive commentary by the news media, mostly the National Post. Read more…

Manny Mehos Gets Custody
March 27, 2014 by Robert Franklin, Esq.
It must have seemed like a can’t-lose bet. An attractive blonde mother of two kids under the age of six divorcing a very wealthy banker she said was an abuser. Surely, that would add up to custody for her paid for by some hefty support payments by him. Read more…

Medical Investigator on Omaree Varela in New Mexico: Nine Referrals to DCFY; Over 20 Injuries
March 27, 2014 by Robert Franklin, Esq.
The Medical Investigator has completed his autopsy on the body of nine-year-old Omaree Varela and the results — for everyone — are far worse than previously thought. Omaree was the little boy whose mother, Synthia Varela-Casaus admitted to kicking him “too hard.” He died of his injuries last December. Read more…

Irish Family Courts’ Treatment of Fathers a Violation of Human Rights
March 26, 2014 by Robert Franklin, Esq.
If it’s any consolation to fathers here, it’s worse in Ireland. A new study conducted by Dr. Roisín O’Shea and funded by the Irish Research Council revealed information on Irish Family Court practices that would horrify anyone who cares about fathers or children. Read more…

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PUSH SHARED PARENTING LEGISLATION IN ILLINOIS/STOP REP. BURKS BAD UNCONSTITUTIONAL PROPOSED BILL …

April 3, 2014 § Leave a comment

PUSH SHARED PARENTING LEGISLATION IN ILLINOIS
April 2, 2014
By Michael D. Gerhardt, Esq., Member, National Parents Organization

I keep getting asked, “What is going on in Illinois?” My answer, “A lot.” But I am sure most people really mean to know what is going on with our Shared Parenting Bill – HB5425. National Parents Organization wrote about it here.

A quick recap, HB5425: (1) recognizes that the involvement of each parent for equal time and not less than 35% of residential parenting time per week is presumptively in the children’s best; (2) presumes parents to be fit; (3) requires parents to come up with a parenting plan within 90 days; if not, then the judge has 60 additional days and should award equal time unless it is not in the child’s best interest, then a minimum of 35% parenting time should be awarded to each fit parent; and (4) requires clear and convincing evidence to impose any restriction on parenting time.

What to do? Email Representative Kelly Burke. Ask her not to bow to the threats of the Illinois Bar Association and to implement the recommendations of the Illinois Family Law Study Committee regarding custody and visitation.

But let me backtrack a little. In 2008, Illinois formed the Illinois Family Law Study Committee to “study the changes in law and society since the Act was enacted, and recommend how the Act should be amended to improve and update it.” The selected committee members consisted of well-respected lawyers, judges, legislators, and experts. The Committee spent years researching social science, laws of other states, interviewing witnesses, and reviewing data. The Committee approved a recommendation for a minimum of 35% parenting time. The custody subcommittee voted 6 — 0 in favor of these recommendations. The full Illinois Family Law Study Committee voted in favor 11 — 6.

Based on the Illinois Family Law Study Committee recommendations, HB1452, a complete rewrite of Illinois’ divorce laws was introduced. Included in the Bill was that there would be 35% minimum parenting time. As you can imagine, from here, things got contentious and tricky. The State Bar could not let minimum parenting time go unchallenged. And challenged it went. The sponsoring representative, Kelly Burke, did what legislators are supposed to do — bring in the opposing parties to negotiate a solution. The problem was that the Illinois Family Law Study Committee was no longer in existence. But who are we to let something as minor as that interfere with what the Bar wanted. (Note that the people most affected by the proposed legislation were never asked to the table, although they asked to be at the table.)

Apparently, and unbeknownst to members of the Illinois Family Law Study Committee, the now disbanded Illinois Family Law Study Committee somehow magically transported itself in time (Einstein would be proud) and conceded to the Bar. It accepted and adopted through testimony, Amendment 1 — the evisceration of minimum parenting time as the Illinois Family Law Study Committee’s now official position. A shock to members of the Committee who were not consulted. Their long and hard work and recommendations were ignored and discarded by someone claiming to be “representing” the Illinois Family Law Study Committee. With that, Illinois volunteers took action and introduced HB5425 — basically returning minimum parenting time to proposed legislation.

Presently, both HB1452 and HB5425 have passed out of the House Judiciary Committee and are on the Calendar for a Second Reading.

We also heard the usual arguments about judicial discretion and “one size fits all.” In HB5425, judges still retain discretion as to whether a parent is fit. If both parents are fit, then the judge is to follow the social science and recommendations of the Illinois Family Law Study Committee. Additionally, it can easily be stated that there is presently no judicial discretion and we already practice “one size fits all.” Ask any parent, lawyer, or judge, what is the “standard visitation?” The answer will always be the same: “every other weekend and a few hours one day per week.” There are even a few jurisdictions that actually put these words in their local rules; thereby removing judicial discretion and creating a “one size fits all.” And there are even Appellate Court cases calling every other weekend as “usual and customary” visitation. So the judicial discretion and “one size fit all” argument is a false argument.

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Nebraska high court again rules father’s consent necessary for adoption

March 8, 2014 § Leave a comment

Nebraska high court again rules father’s consent necessary for adoption

23 hours ago  •  By MARGERY A. BECK / The Associated Press

For a second time, the Nebraska Supreme Court has ruled that a father who was intentionally misled about the birth of his child can stop the baby’s adoption.

In a ruling Friday, the state’s high court said the consent of the father, listed in court documents as Jeremiah J., is required by state law for the child to be put up for adoption. Further, the high court said the child’s mother, identified as Dakota D., failed to prove Jeremiah met any of the exceptions for consent because she did not show he had abandoned her or the child or that he would be an unfit parent.

Jeremiah learned in June 2011 that Dakota, his ex-girlfriend, was pregnant. Five months later, he was contacted by an adoption agency caseworker who told him he had been identified as the baby’s father and that Dakota planned to put the baby, due Feb. 18, 2012, up for adoption, according to court documents. Jeremiah told the caseworker he did not want that, then tried many times to reach Dakota, but she did not return his calls, records say.

The child was born Feb. 9, but Jeremiah was not told of the birth. He contacted Dakota on Feb. 13, but she did not tell him the baby had been born. Jeremiah also repeatedly called the hospital and caseworker to try to learn of the birth, but they refused to tell him, citing privacy policies. The adoption was put on hold after Jeremiah filed his appeal.

Dakota later testified in court that she did not tell Jeremiah of the child’s birth because she did not want him to know about it during the five days he had to object to the adoption.

A Hall County court ruled in the mother’s favor, saying Jeremiah could have hired an attorney sooner, but the Nebraska Supreme Court reversed that ruling last year, noting the mother’s deception. The lower court then ruled in Jeremiah’s favor, and Dakota appealed, arguing he is not a fit parent because he has an unstable work history, has used drugs and has a criminal record, among other things.

She also argued that Jeremiah neglected the child after she was born, and did not provide financial support for her or the child.

But the state’s high court rejected those arguments Friday, saying Jeremiah’s criminal record consisted of misdemeanor convictions as a teen. The court also noted that Jeremiah has denied any drug use, and that he has a stable job paying more than $12 an hour.

“And in any event, low income or an unstable job history does not alone establish parental unfitness,” Nebraska Supreme Court Justice Michael McCormack wrote for the court.

The high court also rejected arguments that Jeremiah did not provide financial support.

“Dakota clearly does not want to have Jeremiah in the life of the child, and she chose to not provide Jeremiah with a fair opportunity to offer financial support,” McCormack wrote.

Jeremiah’s attorney, Mark Porto of Grand Island, said the next step will be to file a paternity action in an effort to establish custody and visitation issues.

“He’s thrilled that he’ll be able to be a part of his daughter’s life,” Porto said.

An attorney for Dakota did not immediately return a message left Friday.

Weller children file lawsuit against state DSHS look for scrib link great pleading to educate for future ….

March 8, 2014 § Leave a comment

Weller children file lawsuit against state DSHS

Attorney says agency was told of peril many times before acting

By Paris Achen, Columbian courts reporter

Published: March 7, 2014, 1:50 PM

Updated: March 7, 2014, 7:28 PM

  • Buy this photoSandra and Jeffrey Weller enter Judge Barbara Johnson’s courtroom for sentencing in Clark County Superior Court March 20, 2013. The Wellers were convicted of imprisoning, starving and beating their adopted twins. Sandra received a sentence of 20 years, and Jeffrey received 21 years. (Steven Lane/The Columbian)

Five children who were abused by their parents in Vancouver have filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the state, alleging that the Department of Social and Health Services failed to adequately respond to dozens of complaints about their welfare over an eight-year period.

Jeffrey and Sandra Weller of Vancouver each were sentenced March 20, 2013, to two decades in prison for imprisoning, starving and beating their adopted twins. A Clark County jury found Sandra Weller guilty of nine separate counts related to the twins’ abuse; Jeffrey Weller was found guilty of 13, related to both the twins’ abuse and assaults against the couple’s biological children.

The children’s Seattle attorney, David Moody, filed the lawsuit on behalf of the children Friday in Clark Superior Court.

One of the children’s teachers alone warned the DSHS a dozen times about possible abuse of the children and urged that they be removed from the Weller home, Moody said.

“He has documents he kept,” Moody said Friday. “He has voice-mail messages. There are a number of educators from the local school district who voiced serious warnings to DSHS over a period of years.”

“Those concerns were ignored every time,” he said.

The lawsuit follows a $54 million tort claim the children filed Dec. 18 with the DSHS. Tort claims give public agencies a 60-day notice of a lawsuit and allows them an opportunity to settle a case before litigation.

In this case, the children received no response, Moody said.

John Wiley, a DSHS spokesman, said the agency often does respond to and resolve tort claims prior to litigation.

“However, this case is complex, involving numerous plaintiffs alleging negligence based on activities that occurred over a number of years. As such, it requires more than the statutory 60 days to analyze and investigate the merits of the plaintiffs’ claim,” Wiley said. “It would not be in the taxpayers’ best interest to quickly make a settlement offer on a $54 million claim without a reasonable and diligent investigation into that claim by the state.”

Wiley said the agency has no other comment on the lawsuit at this time.

“We’ll let the court decide the merits of the case,” he said. “We don’t comment on the merits of the case.”

The lawsuit also alleges that the DSHS failed to obtain Sandra Weller’s Child Protective Services history in California, where she adopted the twins with her ex-husband. There were seven referrals about Sandra Weller’s possibly abusing and neglecting the twins and some other foster children who were in her care between 1998 and 2002, the lawsuit states. At one point, the state of California revoked her foster care license and took the twins into protective custody, according to the lawsuit.

Some of the complaints that Washington caseworkers allegedly ignored included allegations of threats against one of the twins’ lives and withholding food as punishment, according to the lawsuit.

For example, in April 2004, the DSHS received a complaint that Sandra Weller had told the 8-year-old female twin that, “If I had a knife right now, you would be gone,” according to the lawsuit. A month later, the agency received another complaint that the twins were “so stressed they are literally pulling their hair out,” the lawsuit states.

In September 2004, there was a complaint that the Wellers locked food cabinets in the house and locked the children in their room, which had an alarm on the door, the lawsuit says.

DSHS social workers visited the Weller home in October 2004. On Nov. 1, 2004, the social worker concluded that the allegations of negligent treatment or maltreatment were “unfounded,” according to the lawsuit.

The DSHS finally removed the children from the Weller home Oct. 7, 2011, after one of the twins left a note about their abuse at her therapist’s office.

“Please, help,” the twin wrote. “Behind the laundry room door is a big wooden stick covered in blood. They use it on me and (my brother) … If you leave without us, we’ll all ran (sic) away.”

The twins were substantially underweight and malnourished when they were taken into state custody, according to testimony at the Wellers’ trial.

They also testified at trial that Jeffrey Weller, often at the instruction of Sandra, regularly beat them with a 42-inch-long piece of scrap lumber. Police investigators found it stained with blood.

Moody, the children’s attorney, specializes in civil litigation against the DSHS related to the abuse of children or vulnerable adults. He said he won the largest jury verdict award against the DSHS — $17.8 million — in February 2000 in a vulnerable adult abuse case in Pierce County in which he demonstrated that the DSHS was negligent by inadequately investigating abuse allegations.

prenda at it again

March 8, 2014 § Leave a comment

Copyright, Child Custody and Cocaine in the County Courts

June 11, 2013 § Leave a comment

Copyright, Child Custody and Cocaine in the County Courts

Once upon a time there was  The Steele Law Firm LLC, IL SOS records show it was formed by  a 2006 University of Minnesota Law school graduate, John Lawrence Steele Jr. Esq.  Billed as a family law firm in 2008 -2011, the Chicago, IL practice, the Steele Law Firm LLC was fighting custody battles and purported pornography pirates. Yes, budding family law attorney, John Steele was devoted to saving children and the tranny porn industry! He started filing suits against 1000′s of John Does, dubbed himself the “pirate slayer” and set out to make cool millions! Despite John Steele having a fine ring to it for a porn name, perhaps the Steele Law Firm wasn’t catchy enough for copyright trolling; seems Steele decided to try on some other names: Media Copyright Group, Steele Hansmeier, Prenda, Anti-Piracy Law Group and the Chicago Family Law Group LLC.  Maybe it still wasn’t quite the right fit because in a rather complex web of “stories”, Steele claims to have retired, sold his family law firm to Peter R. Olson of the Peter Olson Law Firm and blogger extraordinaire Solo in Chicago.

Craigslist, where the finest lawyers come to but and sell law firms!

Now, according to a Solo in Chicago  blog post by Glenview,  IL native and Domestic Relations attorney, Peter R. Olson Esq. – in October 2008 he was checking out Craigslist,  looking for God knows what; and he found a law firm for sale.  By golly, it just happened to belong to his buddy, John the Pirate Slayer Steele! Despite the fact that Peter Olson had his own law firm and his Des Plaines condo was being foreclosed on and he was being sued by multiple creditors the purchase of a family law firm associated with pornography must have struck him as a solid investment.

No offense to Craigslist! Craigslist is great! Everyone knows that you can get some wonderful and affordable items on Craigslist: intimate encounters, a dorm fridge, slightly used slipcovers, re-homed lawn gnome, law firms – you know, really important stuff!  A quick look at the Cook County docket shows that Mr. Steele seems to have dropped all but one or two of his special  family clients in the summer / fall of 2011. But who needs clients when you’ve got a *found it on Craigslist* law firm to control! There is still no clarity about who actually owns the Steele Law Firm turned Chicago Family Law Group. Court documents show over a year of changing names, attorney, and firms numbers and stories with no end or truth in sight. Surely, NO ONE has ANY suspicion that they are laundering copyright money through that family law firm. No, doubt the Criminal Investigations Unit of the IRS won’t have any questions about Steele or Olson’s explanation about THAT firm. <cough*cough> Especially after that deposition about not paying any taxes! Nevis? St. Kitts? Offshore accounts? Trusts? Really? Come on guys who owns the CFLG?

So what happens when lawyers go rogue? 

Despite Steele’s claims of retirement and the Prenda was solely owned by attorney, Paul A Duffy, Steele seemed to be popping up all over the country at all sorts of court dates. As Steele showed up in court room after court room, some other things seemed to follow.  Yes, it was an outcry from many of extortion, lies, belligerent pleadings, threats in the hallway, improper service, questionable rulings in questionable places, and altered states.  Claims of identity theft, forgeries, and out and out lies.  It seems everyone affiliated with Steele stands accused of being involved with fraud. In time it seems most of the country caught on to the tricks and were no longer going to be fooled by troll games. On May 6th 2013, the Honorable Otis D Wright II issued an order for sanctions against Steele and some his minions in the form of 81k, a referral to the IRS criminal investigations unit and United States Attorney Office and the state and federal bar associations. Further, Judge Wright used words like “moral turpitude” as he described Steele, his minions and their business model. Still Cook County and St. Claire County seemed to be very willing to indulge the same behaviors that other federal court judges felt to be possibly criminal in nature.   Oh the men of Prenda fought hard to sue the internet or anyone that dared to speak out about their experiences with Prenda or Steele and they fought to do it in St. Claire County. Gosh, hate much?

Rut-Ro-Raggy! The Feds want to talk to ya!

But it seems that there is a little problem, the Feds are in St. Clair County. Moreover, it seems that a buddy of Steele, James Fogarty was dealing some coke to some judges, Cook and Christ. Christ  died of an overdose of cocaine allegedly provided to him by Fogarty. It looks that the drugs and mess don’t begin or end there or with those three people or that court system.

Bloomberg News and fightcopyrighttrolls.com both touched on the Steele  – Forgarty connection or at least what they knew about at the time. But is there more to that story? Read the news of the impact that cocaine had in the St. Clair court cases, is it any different in Will County or Cook County?

There were a lot of questionable rulings and the cocaine / dealer connection now explains much of how those rulings came to be in St. Clair Co. but what about the other counties?

Great! We’ve got judges on drugs making rulings for their dealer and Steele is sending dealers to do his dirty work.

How can the average litigant stand a chance of receiving any sort of justice when they are up against attorneys that are allowed to practice despite the overwhelming evidence of their abuse and misuse of the legal process. Seriously, what sort of world do we live in where it’s okay for a lawyer to send a drug dealer to someones home to “serve them” legal papers. Papers which are now really under-fire because a tsunami of evidence has surfaced to show that the “pirate slayer” is really the honeypot pusher. Could it get anymore disgusting?

How can anyone get a shot at justice when the judge is indebted to their dealer; to keep them supplied with cocaine and heroine and to keep their drug problem a secret?   It’s an environment where blackmail and extortion flourish and the innocent suffer the worst consequences. St. Clair news has already reported on how rulings were made in favor of the dealer. If you look at Cook County and Will County, is any different? When judges and lawyers get caught up in child porn, trafficking, drugs and dirty money – it’s clear that rulings are made based on vices, not the law.

What about the children in family court? Is this why so many rulings appear to defy both man and God’s law? If it’s not because of a vice, why are so many people crying out with nearly identical stories about their children being sent to live with their abuser? How does the court justify cutting off all contact with the protective parent? Now that the court has embarrassed “Parental  Alienation”, how come they always seem to accuse the non-alienating parent of alienation?  What is seen frequently is that the alienating parent pretends to be the “friendly parent” and accuses the other parent of PAS. The court then places the child with the REAL PA parent on the grounds that that parent will foster a relationship with the child and the other parent and then the REAL PA parent joins the court in cutting  off all contact with the other parent akin to a termination of parental rights. Why isn’t THAT parental alienation?  Why are children so frequently turned over to abusers despite the overwhelming evidence?  There are cases where the parent is clearly involved in drugs, child pornography, sexual abuse, and other harmful behaviors and the judges punish the parent that offers the court proof. It almost seems like the more evidence the protective parent has, the worse the ruling. The parents with no evidence of abuse and false allegations win.  The parents with pictures of the other parent watching child porn on the computer and witnesses of physical abuse lose. Good parents are disposable. Unlike coke and porn, good people and good parents just don’t seem to have much value anymore.

Looking at the fall out in St. Clair, the news lists some rulings that were not made because of the law or the merits of the case, the rulings were made based on vices and personal issues. This has to be eradicated. The very purpose of the legal system is to enforce the law for the betterment of society.  When lawyers are allowed to use forged  documents, extortion and break the law   – justice is denied. Evil prevails. When judges are beholden to their dealers, the law becomes useless. The best pleading or the most skilled lawyer won’t help the case, because it’s decided on a drug deal, not the law. We might as just cancel court and send the judges home, because noting good comes of this situation.

It’s great that the FBI is investigating St. Clair, but they need to come take a look at why Judge Pornlito was allowed to sit on the bench in Will County watching porn on the county computer on the tax payer dollars while making decisions about the futures of children and families. They need to look at why the Cook County Judge(s) in the Lucy Vega case doesn’t want to see the evidence of the father allegedly watching child porn. They need to look at why so many complaints about Due Process and abusive and erratic behavior are posted on the Robing Room about Judge Raul Vega in room 3001 at the Daley Center. They need to look at why Child Representative Jerry S. Goldberg used someone with a history of domestic violence to provide “professional supervision” between alleged abusers and their children. How about the DOJ coming in to take a look at the blatant ADA violations?

It wouldn’t take a big fancy sting. It just takes sitting in a few court rooms for a few days and taking a look at the records. (The complete record)

A check on the ARDC web site shows that John Steele, Peter Olson, and Paul Duffy are still free to practice law today. The judges of Will and Cook County go unchecked.

WHERE ARE THE CHARGES?

We need more Judge Wright’s – to judge right. We need eyes on the court and people to speak out about it and not shut up until the problems are fixed. We need the FBI to look at the similarities in judgments in Will, Cook and St. Clair Co. – maybe that won’t be the only similarity they find.  The common threads might be right in front of their eyes. Really, right in front of your eyes.

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Read more about Judge Otis D. Wright II and his outstanding command of the law and justice: 

 

http://www.popehat.com/2013/05/06/does-prenda-believe-in-no-win-scenarios-because-judge-wright-just-gave-them-one/

Read more about Lucy Vega’s battle to save her son:

 

http://www.change.org/petitions/justice-for-alexander-we-the-people-ask-the-illinois-cook-county-chief-judge-not-to-place-an-innocent-child-back-in-the-hands-of-a-sex-abuser

 

Read more about Prenda and his purported porn piracy shakedown: 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prenda_Law

 

Read more about the man child rep, Jerry Goldberg used to provide professional supervision between parents and children: 

 

http://murphymilanojournal.blogspot.com/2011/02/bernadette-avila-wife-of-chicago-police.html

 

http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/officers-in-trouble/Content?oid=873519

 

Read more about the rulings St. Clair Co, IL judges made in favor of their drug dealer:

 

http://madisonrecord.com/news/256358-traffic-charges-against-alleged-heroin-dealer-dropped-by-christ-day-before-becoming-judge-cook-approves

 

Read more about the suspected collusion between Prenda attorneys and opposing counsel in Cook co and St. Clair co.:

 

http://madisonrecord.com/news/254907-more-john-does-ask-judge-to-quash-subpoenas-in-lw-systems-suit

 

http://fightcopyrighttrolls.com/2013/04/23/lw-system-v-hubbard-from-adam-urbanczyks-signed-agreed-order-to-the-new-breed-of-demand-letters/

 

*Be sure to read the “Agreed Orders” linked in the FCT web site. Look familiar?

 

Read more about what happened to The Steele Law Firm LLC and Chicago Family Law Group LLC: 

 

http://fightcopyrighttrolls.com/2012/05/25/who-and-where-is-prenda-law-what-happened-to-john-steele/

 

Read more about how “SJD” (Sophisticated Jane Doe) and Die Troll Die successfully kicked off a movement to fight back against abuse of the legal process: 

 

http://fightcopyrighttrolls.com

 

http://dietrolldie.com

 

View the interactive timeline, map and cartoons of the evolution of IMHO fraud:

http://johnhenrydocreview.wordpress.com/

 

The timeline has some links to some documents that you might not have expected. Over 360 & growing!

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Crook County Judges Strike again now attacking for their benifit it has this appearance of more than just impropriety?

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November 2013 NewsletterHello Illinois Fathers,
Mik Gerhardt is being detained at Cook County Jail for Contempt of Court with NO BOND amount for not quitting the practice of law as ordered…

This cannot and will not be tolerated. We are preparing a Judicial Inquiry Board Complaint against Judge Naomi H. Schuster which we will circulate for you to print and sign or hand in anonymously, but we should hit the JIB with at least 20 – 25 complaints on Monday morning;also we must pack the courtroom when he is returned to court. The details are:

Monday,  Nov. 4, 2013
9:30 a.m.
Richard J. Daley Center, Room 3001
50 West Washington Street
Chicago, Illinois 60602
312-603-5031
Judge Naomi H. Schuster

Mik is a strong advocate for reform in the domestic relations court system which is why he has been targeted, but for us there must be No Surrender, No Retreat!

As mentioned in our previous newsletter I am sending out the link to the demographics survey again. If you did not fill it out last time please take five minutes and do so this time. The survey is going to help us secure grants in the future, as well as help us identify the areas of the state where we have strong membership and expose areas where we need to launch a recruiting campaign.
Please copy and paste the following link into your browsers search bar and fill out the form.
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We have decided to postpone the protest at the Capitol for the Watkins cause. With the hearing still at least a year away we have decided to wait until we know an exact hearing date to begin planning the event. In the mean time we can show our support by filling out the petition asking for denial of clemency for Shirley Skinner. Please click the link below and sign the petition.
“Deny petition for Shirley Skinner to be granted clemency. Shirley Skinner was tried and convicted of 1st degree murder in the death of Steven Watkins. Her family would now like for her to be granted clemency so she can live out her life with her family. We would love to have been able to spend our remaining years with Steven. Please deny this petition.”
http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/justice-for-steven-watkins.fb40?source=c.fb&r_by=9225192
The mainstream media has been running some very gender biased stories lately. Please help us boycott these news outlets until they stop running these stories. Sign the petition follow the link below.
“We are offended by 20/20’s repeatedly offensive reporting of men as violent, as aggressors, as ‘deadbeats’ and as the oppressors of women. We are boycotting the television show until they start to present the facts as they are. Men want to be with their children. We suffer most of domestic violence. There are nearly no systems to support us. We are underrepresented in research, in mental health services, in education, and in families.”
http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/abc-2020-gender-bias.fb40?source=s.fb&r_by=9359848

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Dear Advocates,
Mik Gerhardt is being detained at Cook County Jail for Contempt of Court with NO BOND amount for not quitting the practice of law as ordered…
This cannot and will not be tolerated. We are preparing a Judicial Inquiry Board Complaint against Judge Naomi H. Schuster which we will circulate for you to print and sign or hand in anonymously, but we should hit the JIB with at least 20 – 25 complaints on Monday morning;also we must pack the courtroom when he is returned to court. The details are:
Monday,  Nov. 4, 2013
9:30 a.m.
Daley Center – Room 3001
Judge Naomi H. Schuster
Mik is a strong advocate for reform in the domestic relations court system which is why he has been targeted, but for us there must be No Surrender, No Retreat! Thank you in advance for support, I look forward to seeing you.
Peace and Blessings,
Gwendolyn Chubb, President
Justus For Justice Ministry, nfp
773.377.5468

The apparence of the real scumbag will county GAL ? Not a winner looks only for herself not children and bills fraud ?

August 28, 2013 § Leave a comment

Tammy S. November 25, 2012
She has mental problems!
★☆☆☆☆
I am not surprised to see such negative reviews about her. When I met
her, she was so mean and so demanding. I have never met anyone who is
just as terrible as this woman. She didn’t help much with my case, she
just wanted to take my money for doing nothing.
If you need a lawyer who cares about your problems and would do
everything they can to help you, then that woman is not the one for
you. She’s nothing but lazy and miserable.
Do not hire her.

onymous D. August 17, 2012 Anonymous ★☆☆☆☆
I have to agree with all the negative reviews. This office takes more
time to handle a case then needed. My divorce case was a simple cut
and dry case yet took over 6 months to close. The office never kept me
updated on court dates or the status of my case at any time… the
only reason i found out about my final court day less than a week
before the date was because I called the office to find out what was
going on. This office is so quick to bill you but can’t do their job
of keeping their clients updated. My final court date the hearing was
quick yet I waited in the hallway while Judy did other personal work
on other cases before we went downstairs to get my final paperwork…I
waited in the hallway for almost an hour and was charged for her time
working on other cases! If you have any common sense you will not use
this office for any legal needs!!! For the money this office charges
they should do a better job of keeping their clients updated and doing
their cases in a timely fashion. If your personal life interrupts with
cases than don’t take on cases you can’t handle or don’t bill you
clients for your personal time!

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Tammy S. November 25, 2012
She has mental problems!
★☆☆☆☆
I am not surprised to see such negative reviews about her. When I met
her, she was so mean and so demanding. I have never met anyone who is
just as terrible as this woman. She didn’t help much with my case, she
just wanted to take my money for doing nothing.
If you need a lawyer who cares about your problems and would do
everything they can to help you, then that woman is not the one for
you. She’s nothing but lazy and miserable.
Do not hire her.
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Anonymous D. August 17, 2012
Anonymous
★☆☆☆☆
I have to agree with all the negative reviews. This office takes more
time to handle a case then needed. My divorce case was a simple cut
and dry case yet took over 6 months to close. The office never kept me
updated on court dates or the status of my case at any time… the
only reason i found out about my final court day less than a week
before the date was because I called the office to find out what was
going on. This office is so quick to bill you but can’t do their job
of keeping their clients updated. My final court date the hearing was
quick yet I waited in the hallway while Judy did other personal work
on other cases before we went downstairs to get my final paperwork…I
waited in the hallway for almost an hour and was charged for her time
working on other cases! If you have any common sense you will not use
this office for any legal needs!!! For the money this office charges
they should do a better job of keeping their clients updated and doing
their cases in a timely fashion. If your personal life interrupts with
cases than don’t take on cases you can’t handle or don’t bill you
clients for your personal time!
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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
STK07 N. December 30, 2010
Get a real Divorce Atty
★☆☆☆☆
Do not hire Judy Goldstein you may as well attempt a pro bono for the
fact that she is not efficient and that is a compliment. I would
stress to anyone, the first impression she portrays like she is a
professional and until you deal with her it is like the devil herself.
On 2 occassions she missed court dates and had the nerve to bill and
then carried the case into nearly two years. Didn’t return phone calls
although fast to submit billings. I was later fortunate to have her
removed. She did not work in my best interest at all!
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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
Frank C. December 30, 2010
Do Not Hire Judy
★☆☆☆☆
I would strongly suggest you do not hire Judy Goldstein. I hired her
to represent me in a divorce. Her inability to remember key data
proved very expensive to me. After spending thousands of dollars I
severed my relationship with Judy yet still feel betrayed by her. Her
billing practices border on fraud. She will not help you.
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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
David M. December 30, 2010
You found her that good? Really?
★☆☆☆☆
While it is possible… doesn’t it seem odd that all these people
would have years and years experience with a family law attorney? How
many divorces did they have? Or are these just attempts to counter the
reality?
Our experience is one of disregard, lack of respect of others time,
and a disintinct inability to deal with matters in a timely fashion.
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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
ANON S. December 30, 2010

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