Why Judicial Accountability Won't Help in Custody Cases
When will there be meaningful reform? I cant believe the systemic travesty daily done in family courts
Like thousands of women, my daughter was torn to shreds in court and her kids totaled, because her ex is a cop in a small town. There is zero oversight on these judges.
My three year old son (now ten) and I had our lives demolished by a particular judge and I just read that he was brutally attacked several Years later. Whereas I don't wish harm on people, I can't help but feel he got what he deserved.
I rebuilt our life, but will suffer from PTSD for the rest of it. My son seems ok for now but I'm worried about what the future holds.
I have a story to tell. I can show the trajectory of a slow moving tragedy because a judge made an executive decision awarding my abusive ex who was even noted by Child Services to have harmed a toddler and was found by them as being neglectful and he was nonetheless after countless times violating the custody order, awarded full physical custody of my eldest daughter. His girlfriend who is a Family Law Attorney, (my ex is one too, an Ambulance Chaser), is now complicit in alienating my daughters from me further. I wish I was able to talk with the NBC reporter. That was the first judge. The second judge struck everything I stated about recent abuse and neglect in my ex's home after the Best Interest Attorney told her to do so. I later find out that the BIA was head of the recent judge's re election campaign. This same BIA shared with a reliable source in the court that her hands were tied in my case.
Immediately after my custody hearing where custody was flipped, my ex's mother in law aggressively yanked my sleeping three year old son out of my 15yo daughters arms- he screamed so loud you could hear him when they were taking him down the elevator. My daughter started sobbing and security held me as I noticed the ex's lawyer on the phone- the judge then called me back into the courtroom and Ordered supervised visits. My son, who spent every day and night with me for barely three Years, was now going to only see me for 2 hours in the court nursery twice a month. For nothing. Because of the commotion. He didn't ask what happened or let me tell him.
I have gone through Family Court. I have written a book, Dismantling Family Court Corruption, Why Taking The Kids Was Not Enough. These judges do whatever they want. I tried taking it to federal court where the judge admitted to not reading the exhibit and ruled them irrelevant. So I took it to the appellate court were they closed the case. My children have aged out but the damage is done.
No custody order should be changed or reconstructed unless it is by the judge who grants the divorce and has ordered the original custody. NO EXCEPTIONS. They need to follow their cases like a physician follows their patients. THEY DONT!
I am in PA you are welcome to call me. Maryannpetri3@gmail.com
The family court system as a whole has historically used fear and demanded silence to get away with illegal actions instilled to parents and children. It has been within the last year the silence is being broken. The system is starting to crack with the awareness of the horrific (illegal) actions being taken against innocent families. The push to demand changes must continue including capping the funding, fines, penalties, attorney fees, etc.