Three Supreme Court Rulings Signal Havoc for California's Corrupt Family Courts
Tracy Hayward. of Napa, just won a huge victory for herself and family court victims all over the state as California's Supreme Court upheld her appeal and DISMISSED a motion to DEPUBLISH the case.
The state's highest court's ruling is proving very embarrassing for the State Bar and CJP who have unleashed bad lawyers and judges on family court litigants for decades. The ruling also tears at the judicial immunity cloak protecting private judges like Nancy Perkovich, of Sacramento, and other attorneys like Nat Hales of Santa Clara, who have been harming people trapped in divorce cases with biased private judges entrenched in cronyism.
The ruling in the Hayward case is a long overdue shot across the state's judiciary to clean up bad judges and lawyers. Combined with a recent ruling slamming JAMS judges for misusing the state's Anti- Slapp laws, the crooks in family courts are getting caught and others are starting to bail like rats from a sinking ship.
A day after ruling to uphold the Hayward case, the Supreme Court also ruled in favor of a case, filed by attorney and First Amendment activist- attorney, Ted Smith , related to public records that San Jose cronies had tried to conceal since 2009. This ruling clears the way for elected officials to have to cough up information on their private email and personal device accounts, which is extremely relevant given cases like Hayward that exist in family courts all over the state.
Ironically James McManis, of McManis and Faulkner is graveling to get his 15 minuets of fame in the mainstream media about the importance of this ruling, while the skeletons in McManis' firm show he has continuously gouged family law litigants and was once investigated by the State Bar, himself. McManis is connected to the Santa Clara County Court's General Counsel, Lisa Herrick, who has acted to protect private judges and referees like Nat Hales in the county ever since she left McManis' firm. ( see threat made by Herrick when Q photographers filmed lawyers and judges singing about all the money they steal in family law cases) . Video loaded here. Anonymous has also assisted Q uncover financial ties to McManis and James Towery that serves as nothing less than RICO like conduct , that the Santa Clara County DA has ignored for years.
During her six year divorce proceeding, stemming from a 15 year marriage, Tracy Hayward endured over five years of inept judges and lawyers who continually threatened to throw her business into receivership while failing to understand any financial issues of that business, other than how much money they could get for their own fees.
Lawyers enriching themselves on community property has been an escalating problem in California in recent years.
" As long as their is money there , family lawyers will keep going and going , until it is all gone " , stated one lawyer who wished to remain anonymous. " It is not surprising this case came out of Napa , that is a good old boy club that has been raking it in as long as grapes have been during into wine."
In Santa Clara County, the heart of Silicon Valley and home to tech businesses and homes with huge equity, the problem is especially aggravated where Judges like James Towery , former Senior Trial Counsel of the State Bar, refuses to control or sanction attorney misconduct , allowing divorce cases to drag out for ten years or more until there is nothing left of a community estate. Towery has a long history with his short time on the bench kicking back fees to his Good-Old-Boy Network, where lawyers like McManis, Baugh, Roggia, Allan , Amini, Moreno, Hales, Cox, Houghton, and even his old law firm , Hoge Fenton, get money in indirect fee awards funded by Silicon Valley community property estates.
The Hayward case also shows how in addition to mishandling financial issues, family courts appear to be failing to protect victims of domestic violence where wealthy former spouses are trying to kill, stalk or jail their ex , spouses with the assistance of well paid divorce lawyers and private or corrupt judges.
Divorce cases in all counties show how physical and financial abuse is allowed to flourish in family courts where ineffective law enforcement agencies and judges ignore thousands of complaints made about violence that occurs in the secrecy of homes and family court litigation, Victims of domestic violence are being ignored by a judiciary so focused on awarding fees for a select group of lawyers, they fail to see the real issues in family law cases where safety of litigants and children should be a top concern,
Faced with the reality of dysfunctional state funded watchdogs, like the State Bar and the CJP, many family court victims and lawyers outraged at the state of today's family courts are turning to social media and public advocacy and activists. Mainstream reporters who have traditionally ignored family court cases are finding many complaints that were quickly labeled raised by " disgruntled litigants" , have merit. Now it appears the state's Supreme Court is listening too.
Children who have grown up in these dysfunctional family courts are growing and coming forward to tell their stories . In sharing the impact these cases have had on their lives and their families, these brave adult children may shed light on the true costs dysfunctional family courts and biased judges have on our society.
Along side the Hayward case, the California Supreme Court issued a ruling that state agencies have to give up information contained in emails and personal devices. The ruling specifically applies to elected officials, which includes judges.
Three months ago investigative reporters uncovered a private Gmail account of James Towery, That account is linked to both his use while sitting as a Santa Clara County judge , and also in connection with his former employment at the State Bar. According to new law , Judge Towery's Gmail account is now subject to public disclosure and since Judge Towery is not allowed to have judicial communications that would be protected on a Gmail or private device, all his emails and the communications he had with lawyers and law firms up and down the state from this account are now subject to disclosure. making Santa Clara County's family law community very nervous.
Investigative reporters facing extreme judicial retaliation in recent months , along with members of Anonymous are pointing reporters and activists in the direction of addressing these critical issues in the press and legal system.
The dissenting judge in the Hayward appeal case, which is now law, was correct. People up and down the state are waking up to what unfair judges and corrupt lawyer and experts have done with their children and community property in California's family courts.
The Supreme Court has now legally cleared the way for family court havoc, and the $159,000,000 the courts are asking the state legislature to grant in additional funding this year will not be enough .
3/4/2017 05:02:47 pm
I am in Birmingham Alabama and without a doubt could name several corrupt attornies. Although it took a y arband a half to divorce, I lost several hundred thousand dollars to do so. The court system and attornies are not addressing my concerns, not doing what is right by the kids, and continue to ask for more money. I would love to tell my story and uncover this corrupt Shelby county county and attornies
family court services is a chop shop
3/4/2017 05:23:38 pm
Contra Costa family court services is a chop shop headed by a backwards, podunk attorney named Magda Lopez. Lopez is incapable of supervising her underlings -- or worse yet -- is willfully ignorant of their malfeasance. Mediators like Jim Paulsen routinely ignore evidence from court appointed 730 experts that don't support their agenda or bias.
3/5/2017 11:39:41 am
Please contact me! I've also had a bad experience with Jim Paulsen who refused to look at my documents from professionals who corroborated abuse and medical neglect of my daughters and ordered my children to stay in the custody of their father who was convicted of cruelty to a child!
Email the moderator now
3/5/2017 10:35:24 pm
Please email the moderator as they know who I am and will give out my private email address.
Make sure to file a complaint ASAP with Stephen Nash at PO Box 911 martinez ca 94553. You can copy Paulsens direct supervisor Magda, but chances are she'll be unresponsive unless you send certified, which you should do to all of them.
Jim Paulsens boss
3/6/2017 09:44:48 am
Jim Paulsen will refuse to provide you his superior's name. But here it is:
3/11/2017 11:58:52 pm
Jim Paulsen was in the investigator's office in my Probate ordeal. He's a rigger. I told him to stay out of my way. They are all criminals there.
3/4/2017 08:29:32 pm
I am in Rapid City and it is very corrupt here in the family courts and cps
3/5/2017 06:22:27 am
I am in Georgia, where Senator Nancy Schaefer lost her seat and her life and her husbands life by exposing all the corruption. This month is when she was murdered... the judges, lawyers and CPS and DFACS, all work againsat the parent and child, neither one ever hhas a defense in court. The abuse suffered by these agencies is by far 1000 times more than what these parents have been accused of. this is where all the abuse and planned tactics to manipulate the system for money and our kids.... They are riding the backs of these kids for love of money and Evil... I cant understand how it cant be stopped... the lawyers only hold your hand and never defend you or fight for you... its all lies.... the worst abuse of our children and its been covered up and allowed to continue, because most arepsycopathic pedophiles,perverts, and ABUSERS> IWant justice for nancy Schaefer and her husband,and all the parents and children. RETURN THE MILLION KIDS THEY STOLE...this month would be the greatest time to expose GA> CORRUPTION... ITS IN EVERY STATE... PLEASE SOMEONE Allow these parents to come forward and investigate these cases. there is no not seeing exactly how they played it out.... and majority of these like my daughter worked the case plan for reunification had no violations, crossed T's and dotted I's..when they could not keep the child theyb then have their own lawyer FORCE the parent to surrender rights by using the one greatest fear they have, sign or you will never see your child again...that's a trick... find a way for everyone in every state who feels the system was corrupt and never got to even be heard and their kids kidnapped and held hostage as the system raped and abused... HOW MANY PARENTS WERE FORCED TO SURRENDER..there rights. how many in each state?... They use foodstamps, medicade and Wic...this is how they hand pick who to go after... and babies are there biggest seller,. so infants are targeted as well as parents, they abuse you show power over you and enjoy using these trama based abuse tactics to gain control...they taken their sweet time, around 2 years then even though you fulfilled your contract be forced to surrender rights, .these are questions someone besides Nancy Schaefer should have been asking a long time ago... Rise up lets take a look for the sake of these kids. SHOW US ACCOUNTABILITY.INVESTIGATE... tell us how to sign up... give our kids back... oh one thing I noticed about all THESE CASES.... THEY ALL HAVE THE SAME CASEWORKERS< LAWYERS AND THAT SAME JUDGE....and your own appointed attorney works for juydge and cps...please....NAME NAMES...finish what Nancy started...stand for the kids, give America the truth...THE TRUMP TRIUMPHANT TRUTHTELLERS.... I will assist you as will all other parents to see these agencys and government shut down and whole new system brought in, please TRUMP CAN HELP>>>
3/6/2017 07:59:27 am
I am currently fighting for my daughter in TN. My ex is not her biological father yet he was able to gain custody through a bogus emergency injunction and his crooked atty Jack Bowers and the judge Weaver through Chancery court. Everything theyvsaid was a lie and now that I am paying thousands of dollars just to get an atty to file a paternity test to prove she does not beling to him, history is that he is mine and her abuser, they are dragging it out. Please join me in uncovering the crooked judicial system in Tn as well and join the Million Parent March on Washington, DC this year!!! Go to facebook and like the page and join us who are tired of having our children STOLEN by legally assisted kidnapping!!!
3/5/2017 07:27:19 am
Oregon has a very corrupt family court problem with corrupt custody evaluators, judges and lawyers.
Corrupt, Racketeering Family Courts
3/6/2017 08:21:23 am
Just like politics, there are financial kickbacks and a money trail. Lots of people are making a ton of money while you struggle to fight for your kid, provide food and shelter. Look at the videos on this site - the Santa Clara County, California court takes pride in raping its litigants, when they think they are behind closed doors.
3/5/2017 08:12:26 am
Parental Rights Action Suit 42 USC 2000d-7(a), which commands: (1) A State shall not be immune under the Eleventh Amendment of the Constitution of the United States from suit in Federal court for a violation of section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 [29 U.S.C. 794], title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 [20 U.S.C. 1681 et seq.], the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 [42 U.S.C. 6101 et seq.], title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 [42 U.S.C. 2000d et seq.], or the provisions of any other Federal statute prohibiting discrimination by recipients of Federal financial assistance. (2) In a suit against a State for a violation of a statute referred to in paragraph (1), remedies (including remedies both at law and in equity) are available for such a violation to the same extent as such remedies are available for such a violation in the suit against any public or private entity other than a State And so, you see, that last clause of (a)(1), "the provisions of any other Federal statute prohibiting discrimination by recipients of Federal financial assistance" means that ALL of the state court systems, and their "programs and activities" which are all at least partially funded by federal funding automatically waives all immunity for the 50 States and Commonwealths. In other words, because the family courts are at least partially federally funded, any discrimination by family courts (i.e., gender discrimination, class discrimination, racial discrimination, etc.) automatically waives all so-called immunity in a suit against them within federal court, and (a)(2) expressly then also provides for full availability of ALL remedies – "both at law and in equity" – against the States and Commonwealths, just exactly the same as are available against any other public or private entity... There is no immunity defense even available, whatsoever. We're not suing individual state actors, like individual judges. We are just directly suing States and Commonwealths, and they have no immunity in this case, period, per the above. Jurisdiction is another topic that shouldn't even be questioned, truthfully, as it is also so straightforward and easy, that again, it's not even remotely a concern. The federal Constitution provides direct jurisdiction, 42 USC 1983 provides us direct and express statutory jurisdiction, the False Claims Act also provides direct and express statutory jurisdiction, federal question jurisdiction is expressly and routinely provided by 28 USC 1331, etc., etc., etc., and in fact, there are a variety of other federal statutes to use, a variety of federal case laws to use, and so forth and so on. It's not whether there is jurisdiction, it's only a question of just how many of the widely available jurisdictional routes do we wish to incorporate (and spend our time writing the language for within the lawsuit's Complaint). Jurisdiction is not even remotely any concern, whatsoever, other than just deciding which several of the many available routes/devices are used. "Parents have a fundamental right to the custody of their children, and the deprivation of that right effects a cognizable injury. See Santosky v. Kramer, 455 U.S. 745, 758-59, 102 S. Ct. 1388, 1397, 71 L. Ed. 2d 599 (1982)." Troxel v. Granville, 530 U.S. 57, 68-69, 147 L. Ed. 2d 49, 120 S. Ct. 2054 (2000). In other words, the SCOTUS has already expressly provided our direct legal standing (and direct jurisdiction) to be in federal court to sue over these exact, same unlawful deprivations of fundamental parental rights, and that is also *in addition* to all of the many other available routes/devices in legal standing Title IV-D is flatly illegal for direct conflicts of interest -- The entire Title IV-D funding scheme is flagrantly unconstitutional and a completely fraudulent usage of taxpayer dollars. Did you know that there are actually statutes on the books in each State and Commonwealth that detail how Title IV-D federal funding is to be used, which includes basically dividing up all the “profits” (from unlawfully screwing and cheating so-called "noncustodial" parents in generally outrageous child support orders having no relation to the real world) and paying out different percentages of those “profits” to each County, to each Title IV-D office and their own personnel, to each family court budget, and so forth? Can you spell “m-e-r-c-e-n-a-r-y”?? This insane and wholly unjust system uses federal taxpayer dollars to literally provide direct financial incentives for family courts to commit fraud as much as possible, i.e., violate rights, go beyond limits, etc., etc., as often as they can, because the more Title IV-D monies they order against everyone, the higher all of their percentage takes received. Like the bonuses and commissions that form the basis for rampant fraud by social workers in the CPS/DSS/DCF/etc. victimization realm, these Title IV-D profits being paid to incentivize the family courts
MAD Grandparents of #TakenChildren
3/5/2017 08:49:37 pm
I am in Jackson County, WV! There is thousands of #TakenChildren illegally kidnapped and put into #ForcedAdoption everyday!! Erica Gunn, a state GAL, is removing our innocent children/grandchildren just to gain free state n federal incentives and us parents are left heart broken and alienated from the ones we love the most! My entire Civil Court Case up to the Supreme Court Appeals Decision, was all Coerced and Corrupted by this GAL! I was told first hand by a psychological evaluators secretary as I entered the premises. We tried so so hard, to bring this to the Judges attention at the time and was denied any kind of presentation of our innocence to all of the GAL''s lies and false alkegations!! There are several families READY to go Worldwide with our stories. To get our cases dismissed and our #TakenChildren returned home to their BIOLOGICAL FAMILIES!! ABUSED BY THE SYSTEM AND NEED JUSTICE! PLEASE HELP OUR #TAKEN CHILDREN NOW!!
3/8/2017 11:25:28 am
I'm in Northern Utah, my special needs child, has been exploited here for federal funds as well, the amount of trauma and mishandling, resulting in lifelong medical, and psychological damage is sickening. Laws and Parental acess to child, entirely ignored. For the love of federal dollars, greed that can't be filled, at the price of our childrens futures. Just Criminal. Must be stopped along with the disinformation in the united states of the pharmaceutical companies. It all undermines everything this country was founded on. Thank You Jane and John Q, and all Others who take a stand against the destruction of Our futures, for all the precious time spent exposing and putting a stop to it all. For the making the world a better place for all of us. Sincere Appreciation which mere words can not express. You too Anna Lambert. May Yours and Nancy Schafers Estates in the Heavens be most glorious.
3/10/2017 09:13:58 pm
I have a federal law suit against to judges, two lawyers and the State of PA. The mafia runs our courts..in the purest sense of the word.
3/12/2017 12:14:14 am
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