* * *In just two hours (9pm EST 11/29/2011), Joe Pilchesky, as in Lackawanna County Family Court Pennsylvania FBI raid, will be on blogtalk radio* * *
The FBI descended on this court recently, and walked out with boxes of evidence; we shall see what they do or don’t actually investigate (a lot, I hope). However what appears to have gotten them there is NOT accounts of child custody tragedies (more common form of protest) but information, it seems, that a certain court professional was over billing or double billing. Call in and find out yourself.
Despite since 1993ff advocates such as Liz Richards (Virginia, probably the earliest), Cindy Ross (N. California), Californians such as Marv Byer and former attorney Richard Fine, and some of the networks they have developed — have been working collaboratively, and W I T H O U T F E D E R A L F U N D I N G – – – without taking salaries as Executive Directors of a Nonprofit STOP ABUSE or REFORM THE COURTS nonprofit, i.e. F O R F R E E (to you) — (put me in that list as well, since 2009) — TO EXHORT, RESEARCH AND DEMONSTRATE — the importance of knowing WHO is paid WHAT by WHOM , in the family law system.
We do not have the PR edge, we do have the facts though — and if enough people will figure out something more intelligent to do about problem situations than complain, march, and follow their PAID PROBLEM SOLVING LEADERS — to strengthen their OWN knowledge of these systems — – then hope may have some basis.
I am posting this last-minute add for a show I was on last week (with technical difficulties) despite misspelling of the main speaker’s first AND last names.
I will be calling in and hope you do too, although currently am working on a different post.
Joe Pilchesky and the participants in the Doherty Deceit forum — “ScrantonPolitical Times” – have been cited on my blog before, and their forum recently exceeded 18 million hits (!) This
For example, the case of Dawn Lewis, whose husband died — and immediately Paternal Grandpa wants full physical custody of her little boy– she has to fight this in court!
Lewis v. Lewis heads back into the system for a modification request.
Dana Lewis, the daughter-in-law of Tom Lewis, Judge Minora’s tipstaff, has filed a petition for modification seeking to reduce the visitation her son gets with Tom Lewis.
Tom Lewis is represented by Atty. Nancy Barressee. Only ten days after Dana Lewis’ husband passed away, Tom Lewis filed a petition seeking to have physical custody of her five year-old son. A petition for physical custody is a petition seeking to take the child away from the parent. What kind of a lowlife would do that except for Tom Lewis? Dana Lewis is nothing less than an extraordinary mother, so being on the receiving end of that petition had to be incredibly disturbing.
Moving forward, unfortunately, Dana Lewis had a corrupt lawyer who came up pretty short on good representation and Tom Lewis ended up with a visitation schedule that most fathers would envy. He has visitation with the child four days one week and three days the following week, as recommended by Guardian Danielle Ross, now under a federal investigation. Now that the child is in school, that visitation schedule is severely interfering with the child adopting an established pattern of eating, doing homework, relaxing and getting to bed.
There’s a hearing set for the 8th, so we’ll see if Tom Lewis has the child’s best interests at heart if he digs his heels in to keep weekday visitations that are disrupting this boy’s life. Last I heard, Tom allowed this child to operate a full-sized Quad by himself.
“Justice doesn’t have to be fair, equitable or honorable – it just has to be justice”
I understand the community overall has extreme courage in reporting the corruption, as so many are actually employed in school and government institutions, locally. Family Law Judges have wide discretion, and any one caring about the kid could’ve easily dismissed this case, I’ll bet, but none did. http://scrantonpoliticaltimes.activeboard.com/t42441326/kids-4-kash-lack-cty-second-protest-set-for-friday-december-/
NOTE — posting this announcement does not imply endorsement of the larger site of “abusefreedom.com” which is largely new to me and I have not finished exploring.
Sample of concepts from this webpage at AbuseFreedom.com
Every court has a list of “preferred vendors” who they refer troubled families to for a variety of federally funded services, such as counciling, coparenting classes, divorce classes, GAL’s, parenting coordinators, rehabilitation, minor’s counsel, and of course, child support enforcement (IV-D TANF fatherhood funded and AV programs.) This is a problem because the more you fight, the more IV-D TANF incentives they get. In any gender based program (e.g. fatherhood) Federal law says that the court cannot MANDATE attendance, and they MUST inform you that you are participating in a Fatherhood program. If the entire child support enforcement program is a giant Fatherhood project, can they mandate your attendance and waive the rules??? The other problem is that since the research shows no one keeps track of the money, this provides every incentive to keep the case open and escalate conflicts.