Multi- Media Journalism Partnership Investigating California's Family Courts
This Site Focuses on Four Areas to Help Journalists, Lawyers & Splitting Spouses Understand California's Modern Family Courts
Rumor and Gossip- Opinion & Editorial - These are the comments, letters and ideas you won't hear about in court or mainstream media. The content here comes from editorial submissions, comments and interviews with people who witnessed family court proceedings and the impact those proceedings had on families, children and the local community.
Out of Court- This section is a multi- media project pubished with court transcripts, pleadings and attorney communications that cost families millions of dollars. The section includes what lawyers have said off the record about the state of our modern family courts.
What the Court Ordered- Every family court judge has the power to issue orders that take children from parents, and homes from families. This section of the site shows what happened in family court where their was no jury and no meaninful public oversight.
Fact Checkers- This section of our site is dedicated to our open source investigative and ongoing proects where we investigate the lawyers, the judges and the facts of the case with the overall connection and impact on a surrounding neighborhood or community.
Day in Court Poll and Survey
Our ongoing surveys and polls let you have your say in the court of public opinion, even if not in your name. Currently we are running polls for a reporting project with the New York Times and Bassi Productions related to the use of attorneys who are privately paid as judges. A link to the suvey can be found here: Silicon Valley Private Judge Survey (google.com) Next up- A minor's counsel survey as we comb through the fraudulent bills in a case study ot lawyers Heather Allan, Nicole Ford, Valerie Houghton, BJ Fadem and Elise Mitchell, whose bills and complaints in Santa Clara County supass complaints from all other regions in the state.
Hooked Up - A recource center continually updated to provide links to websites, videos, podcasts, support gorups, court watcher resources and useful information for litigants and journalists wanting to know more about California's family court and the impact on middle- class families and their children. '
Pitch your Story to a Reporter - Journalists from the San Francisco Chronicle, New York Times,San Jose Mercury News,LA Times and NBC, ABC , and other newsoutlets, use this site to report on family court. We will show you what they will cover, and what they will not.
How much will your lawyer charge? How long will your divorce take? If you are new to family court you likely have no idea what is going on. Lawyers are known to take down negative posts on Yelp , leaving no way for word to get out. This section provides news and informaiton about the real cost of a divorce and what lawyers actuall charge. From retainers to monthly billings to the costs of minor's counsel, cusotdy experts, vocational examiners and private judges this section will arm splititng spouses with the real information about the cost of these lawyers and how much they really are making from families involved in a California divorce case
Getting Fyked in Family Court - $1 million Sanctions for Getting Divorced
Getting Fyked In Family Court- For those who involunarily represent themselves, we hope to provide information to help you survive. 90% of familiy court litigants are self- represented, or pro se. When a judge fails to follow the law and level the legal playing field to assure both parties a lawyer, the self- represented party will lose. This sad fact is statistically supported by data and the published decisions generated in the Court of Appeal. The foremost case on this issue is Falcone v. Fyke, a case where a Saratoga mother lost her home, custody of a 14-year old son and was criminally prosecuted by the Santa Clara County District Attorney, Jeff Rosen, for taking $1 out of a bank account frozen by a private judge. That private judge never quaified to be a judge. The husband in the case, a lawyer, represented by two lawyers. The wife represented herself. She was sanctioned nearly $1 million when DA. Rosen decided she had been " punished" enough.
Family courts were never intended to be places of punishment. However with all the money infused into the state as Silicon Valley evolved, that is exaclty what they have become.
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Local Bar Associations Source of Corruption - Lawyers and Judges Sing About all the Money they Take as " Fees" from Families
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