Family Courts Manufacture False Domestic Violence and Abuse in Divorce & Custody Cases: Paid with Community Property to Help Court Budget Deficits
Budgets of California's legal system are in crisis and the state's highest justice appears to be allowing her budget deficits to be paid on the backs of children and litigants engaged in California divorce and custody cases.
Keri Evilsizor, a lawyer in Contra Costa County, convinced a California Court of Appeal that her former husband, Joe Sweeney, had posted comments on a family court blog that caused her such emotional distress that it justified nailing her ex with a domestic violence label before she had untangled their property issues. Evilsizor, funded by the unethical real estate businesses of her parents, gives women and real victims of domestic violence a bad wrap.
Ms. Evilsizor successfully convinced Contra Costa Superior Court Judge Mills that her ex's conduct was so bad, and she was so distressed by reading her ex's opinion on a family law blog, that it warranted sending the 34 year old father of her young child to jail. Now Ms. Evilsizor is using tax payer funds to parade highly paid experts to support her claims, as a litigation tactic in a custody battle where she seeks to deny Joe Sweeney his 50% timeshare and money he is lawful owed based on the state's strong community property laws..
Experts willing to testify to the credulous are always available for hire in divorce cases , and biased judges are always willing to accept the testimony of these shady experts if they intend to act with bias toward a litigant , or lawyer, they don't like. It has little to do with the law and much to do with courtroom antics and shenanigans, more common than just at St. Patrick's Day.
This conduct is not isolated to her own divorce , Keri is reportedly assisting Santa Clara County lawyers willing to try the same tactics for clients who pay a high enough price, especially when those clients draw the luck of being assigned James Towery, the former senior trial counsel of the State Bar. James Towery has a long history of tolerating, and benefiting, from attorney misconduct.
As Keri Evilsizor destroys her own child's parental relationships in the name of false DV claims, she appears to be developing a resume doing the same for other vindictive parents that courts encourage to keep litigating.
CONTRAST : Many are wondering why Kendra Scott, former fiancée of Ray McDonald, can get the SH*T beat out of her, which police documented included punches to her pregnant stomach, and how Judge Towery could spend two years with a custody case involving Scott and McDonald and not deem that documented abuse warranted any punishment for McDonald, or protection for Scott and her 2 year old child.
As Evilsizor whines about distress caused by a family law blog she had to find , log into and read, Scott has been forced to endure years of media scrutiny , death threats by rabid 49er fans and seeing her home address and police reports plastered all over national and local news stations as Mc Donald was repeatedly arrested for domestic violence, child endangerment and even rape of another woman, which caused Scott to terminate her engagement to McDonald. Evilsizor has consulted on cases before Towery and appears to be influencing him to ignore the facts , and the law.
Was it because James Towery and his DA affiliated wife Karen Towery Sinunu were 49er fans? Was it because the local police were star struck and got 49er tickets and security assignments ? Did Keri Evilsizor turn Towery's head on the bench ? Or was it because the DA knew a trial involving McDonald would bring a bright light to the way the county has been addressing domestic violence issues for decades. Perhaps it is just because Joe Sweeney had no lawyer in his custody case, and McDonald has paid over five lawyers millions of dollars to keep him out of jail and gain custody time , despite being a danger to the public and his own child.
This pay for play results are all to common in our family law cases. Evilsizor is a rookie when compared to the crooks in Santa Clara County, which is one of the most incestuous and corrupt in the country.
The recent ruling in the Hayward case revealed that failures to address disclosures and conflicts in divorce cases could lend to the greatest cost for the legal system of all. Q researchers have found few lawyers, judges, and experts making the proper disclosures of their conflicts of interest , required by law as a matter of public protection.
The Hayward case tells us that judges, private judges , attorneys and experts have grown so accustom to ignoring their duty to disclose conflicts, that orders , including final divorce and custody matters could be rendered void as a result. The financial impact of this could be unsustainable for state tax payers, the society consequences of lack of confidence in the state's judiciary is unconstitutional.
Since lawyers and judges have been remiss in reporting their conflicts, Q researchers , whistleblowers and insiders have begun outing those lists in order to show just what has happened to innocent families in the Santa Clara County for the past three decades. A small sampling:
BRADFORD BAUGH - 15 cases from 1995- 2017- reveal Mr. Baugh acted with undisclosed conflicts and by misrepresenting the existence of waivers and manufactured false DV and abuse claims as a litigation tactic deployed over 3 decades. In c. 1995, as he was court appointed as a children's lawyer for a wealthy Los Gatos real estate developer represented by Nat Hales in 1995, false claims of abuse were lodged by Baugh and Hales as a litigation tactic to help the husband conceal money from the wife. In 1998 a girlfriend pointed the wife to the money she had been robbed of in the divorce , which legally Add alienated her from her children as well. The husband ultimately coughed up a large settlement Baugh and Hales had kept him from doing in the divorce case. It took a civil case to do what over $5,000,000 in legal fees in a family law case could not do. The result was the children and former spouses continue to suffer severe emotional distress , with full PTSD symptoms given Baugh and Nat "Ned" Hales willingness to lodge false DV and abuse claims, supported by paid experts wiling to provide testimony for a judge to adopt,. Baugh continued in cases with Hales for the next 30 years, and used others including James Cox, Richard Roiggia, Walter Hammon , Travis Krepelka , Mark Erickson, Heather Allan, Valerie Houghton, James McManis, the law firm of Hoge and Fenton, and others where they earn unconscionable fees from depleting community property estates and where they engaged in perjury and manufacture domestic violence and false abuse claims as a matter of routine.
JUDGE TOWERY - The obligation to disclose is required by law. Q Research shows that Towery has consistently inlaid to disclose financial and personal conflicts of interest, and where he engaged in patterns and practices from the bench that serve to benefit himself , and others, in a manner that violates the law.
JUDGE PICHON- Complaints complied by Q shows that as Pichon acted as both Chair of the CJP and Presiding Judge of Santa Clara County that she engaged in conduct that failed to protect the public and allowed judges with mental impairment, incompetence, and conflicts of interest to harm thousands of Santa Clara County citizens.
JUDGE ZECHER - Complaints show that Zecher engaged in conduct that was nothing short of cronyism, which was ignored as she was appointed to the bench , and where her fellow judges and lawyers engaged in conduct to suppress individuals from exposing those conflicts, and damage caused by her incompetence.
JUDGE CHIARELLO- Judge Chairello has a long history of misogynist rulings, including those that contributed to the death of the young Allen girl, who was drugged , raped and killed by her father , after a mother tried to protect the child in a custody matter, Chairello denied fees for legal parity to the mother and awarded custody to the father, despite his history and background. After Allen was killed the county claimed they " missed the signs". they did not. Allen's father is currently facing criminal trial, as a self represented party. The county engaged in conduct then as it does now to manufacture false abuse claims and to ignore real claims that are dangerous threats in divorce and custody matters. Silencing women and children is par for the course in Judge Chairello's court, where Chairello was recently moved to replace Persky. and where gender bias, and the misogynistic philosophies that ignore violence and threats to women and children continue to be very real.
After two years of pressure from Q , Santa Clara County recently announced a new "Domestic Violence Court". Judge Bernardini is involved in this new effort, and was the only judge who made a proper ruling in the ray McDonald custody case. However, should Bernardini and others quickly fall into the patterns allowed by recently retired Mary Ann Grilli, and Commissioner Schroder, or by known chauvinist James Towery and misogynistic judicial philosophies like seen with Persky and Chiarello, , then change in our family courts is unlikely and millions of innocent parents and children will continue to suffer years of emotional harm and damage caused by the courts that were supposed to act as courts of equity where divorce and custody cases were at hand.