A recent audit of Silicon Valley family court records show Domestic Violence Restraining Orders (DVRO) are being issued at an epidemic rate. These court orders carry the ability to put parents with no criminal history in jail if they merely speak to, or text, their own child. These court orders, issued during divorce or custody disputes often require parents to pay to see their own children, under the supervision of unlicensed court approved facilities.
If a parent breaks these orders, the result can be criminal.
Are Divorcing Parents More Dangerous Than School Shootings?
An alarming upswing in judges issuing DVROs in family court would suggest divorcing parents are a danger to their children, and others. Upon closer look the upswing appears directly connected to the transfer of cases involving rape, violence and fraud between loved ones from the District Attorney's Office to family courts, where a single judge, not a jury, has the power to ito prosecute parents on nothing more than the allegations of the other parent.
These orders can keep a parent from a school, can terminate he right to own guns and can limit ones employment opportunities.
Worse, the orders are issued, not based on the request of a prosecutor, but based on a former spouse using money to continue to abusing a former spouse during a divorce.
False Domestic Violence Claims Make Divorce Lawyers Millions in Fees
A finding of Domestic Violence, or Family Code Section 3044, means big bucks for lawyers and a well funded client. Lawyers in Silicon Valley report that adding domestic violence issues to a case can increase their attorney fees up to $100,000.
Court files also show that district attorney offices never prosecute lawyers , or their clients, who clog local courts with false claims of domestic violence. In fact the files show , several litigants use DV as weapons, where they are able to pay to be prosecutors and misuse the courts to tournament a former spouse.
Many are looking to the culture local DA offices create in a community as the reason these issues are escalating. An audit of family and criminal cases show that all too often parties in a divorce are being charged based on politics and cronyism, or the lawyer they have or don't have. This means big bucks for lawyers who suppress real violence at home, and manufacture false violence, for profit.
The investigation has also revealed that lawyers who are appointed by the court; to represent children, to act as as referees/Special Masters/private judges, are assisting clients violate orders, hide money in child support cases, or openly engage in tax and payroll fraud to get out of paying spousal support. The audit shows that most DA offices tolerate this conduct for political purposes, profit , or personal gain.
As they do, District Attorneys like Jeff Rosen, have done nothing to manage and supervise the hundreds of prosecutors in their offices, many of whom made the 2011 list, all of whom are on the public payroll.
Looks like people angry over family courts are turing well- deserved attention to their local elected district attorney offices, where recalls and impeachment campaigns are more likely to be effective.