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Sort and Label: Parent(ing) Coordination,#1 | Parental Alienation, #2 | and Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, #3. Which is Source, Which Conduit and Which (Leading-Edge) Content? [About 1,500 words, Publ. Oct. 27, 2019].

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Post title: Sort and Label: Parent(ing) Coordination,#1 | Parental Alienation, #2 | and Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, #3. Which is Source, Which Conduit and Which (Leading-Edge) Content? [About 1,500 words, Publ. Oct. 27, 2019].

(Case-sensitive, WordPress-generated short-link ends “-bsg“). Added images and a bit of text to go with are at the bottom, expanding upon a link to “Families Moving Forward” (with at least two professionals also being AFCC-Ontario board members) near the top, copyedited for clarity, so now about 3,000 words. Oct. 28).

“Label & Sort” might be  a better word order, hard to sort without familiarity with the things being sorted.  My concern in these fields is that rote repetition seems to substitute for observation, a focus more on the promotion than the understanding of what’s been promoted (again, pro/or con when it comes to “Parental Alienation.”)

It may seem easier to just quote a catch-phrase than consciously remember what category it belongs in, as encouraged by most websites promoting any cause (including websites arguing against, here PAS) which tend to downplay their own business identities, locations, and with it, age and size.  I showed an example recently in the “Annual Report” financial section (just one page with two piecharts and some VERY fine print, showing Revenues and Expenses only, no Assets and Liabilities) of the “London Family Court Clinic” in Ontario Canada. But we ought to distinguish between an advertising campaign, who’s been sponsoring it, and how it’s disseminated.  These campaigns are now central to social services, health services, and “family court services..”

But, when and where any group in a field of interest, like this one, is “sketchy” and evasive on exactly who or what it is (not “who they are” and listing a board of directors or “our team” who may be volunteers but have interests in related businesses being promoted) (…even after a website phrase saying, perhaps, “we are a nonprofit” or (USA) a 501©3 nonprofit organization… I still ask myself “where are the financials? even when there, what do they contain?” and then go look for them.

You’d be surprised how some of the largest entities around present their own tax returns or audited financial statements.

Then in the pro/con PAS, there are the amazing, flexible and evolving “university center” non-entities… (not the topic of this post)


There’s a “shell game” being played with our lives, our public resources, in and around our courts. I say “our” because it’s played on an international level with local “applications” but not exactly local representation at the international level where collaborations take place.

In this shell game, one shell (label) is frequently not even on the table The audience is asked to guess, gamble, pick a side and place its bets pro/con #1 and #2 without awareness on #3.  I aim to correct that.

Awareness of #3 exposes that there IS a major, broad-based, macroeconomic game being played and who’s been playing it and indicates potentially which one.  Awareness of #3 (and follow through) provides a backdrop and leadership character indicator of those involved in this game —  not necessarily competence in their respective chosen fields, but character and level of ethics for participating in this game for a living.

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A BIT about how it’s done — Corporations, Associations, and Changing the Courts through AFCC-based liaisons…. (first published 9/2*/2011*, somewhat reformatted 9/12**/2017**)

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Preview to minor updates:  I’m getting ready to quote this post (which contents came up on a basic Google Search for a certain AFCC Chapter EIN#…).  These days, I insert the full post title with a “short-link” (and notation of its closing letters, for my own use in linking one to another) into the posts, and typically enclose the whole post in a solid box as you see here:

A BIT about how it’s done — Corporations, Associations, and Changing the Courts through AFCC-based liaisons…. (first published 9/2*/2011*, somewhat reformatted 9/12**/2017**) with case-sensitive, word-press-generated post ending “-QJ”

FYI, my Table of Contents, although I worked on it a lot in 2017 and posted it on a “sticky post” near top of the blog, still does NOT go back so far as 2011. IN fact it only goes back to Sept. 24, 2012, as I recall.  This time, I did a “quickie-clean-up” to improve some of the visuals, but not a thorough one.  The 2011 text begins below the next line; the entire post remains under 10,000 words.  Thanks//LGH 9-12-2017.


There’s a lot of drama in the air these days [[Sept. 2011…]] about Presiding Judge Katherine Feinstein’s announcements about whether the courts will, or will not, stay open, and who gets laid off.In researching so many corporations, one thing I’ve come to conclude — that the California Secretary of State’s Corporations Business Entities Search  (“http://Kepler.SOS.ca.gov”), which shows this banner:

Secretary of State banner

[[2017 update.  Although kepler.sos.ca.gov still does redirect, the current URL is:  “http://businesssearch.SOS.CA.Gov” and its layout (once you search) is somewhat different.]]

Is not intended for the general public to research almost anything.  There’s not even a field to search by EIN#, or by Incoporating/Registering Officer.  [[That part hasn’t changed!!]]

Today’s Post is “all over the place” but provides a sampler of how — with as clumsy tools as various states give — the habit of searching for corporations and people who incorporate them, and then comparing boards of directors, whether they actually file tax returns or not, and whether while the press is all about justice, children, and helping resolve conflicts, a view at the nonprofit characterization many times simply categorizes the group as “Board of Trade” “Business Promotion” — which is what it is.  [[…still provides valuable information. Sentence completed on 2017 update!//LGH]]

I apologize for the length, but not for showing you a different way to think about all the budget crises and cries that justice will be languishing (like it already wasn’t) — as well as showing you how very, very active certain types of professionals are when it comes to incorporating, dissolving or getting cancelled, starting again;  not to mention taking turns being the registered agent, and then going public to compliment someone else (on the nonprofit one shares directorship of) citing another professional relationship to add validity.

Along the way here, I also appear to have landed back in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Family Court, where FAR too many roads seem to end up.   The local residents have caught on to this, thanks it appears, to actually one man, Joe Pilchesky who (judging from the forums) may have had a restraining order on him.  That doesn’t mean he can’t check facts and report on them, though!

I do not pretend this is a detailed roadmap — and it hasn’t even gotten, really, to the matter of judicial involvement in real estate transactions, LOTS of them, surrounding the courts, which is possibly even more to the heart of the matter than the nonprofits taking money from the courts.

It’s [this post is] about the VEHICLES for transfer of funds (and children) as well as the “spin.”  I am continuing to signal alerts about the situation in hopes that if I “wave” enough information out here, some people other than the groups tracking me to find out how much I’ve reported on them, may start to catch the connections.  Because I certainly don’t want this to become the next many years of MY life after all those in the court system.  it’s just that conscience, at some level, demands reporting . . . .. who to take at face value and who not.  Who is basically NOT anyone whose corporate/incorporate filings and financial connections haven’ been vetted, if they are holding public office, or “supporting” through their profession anyone else who is, or recently was.

AGAIN, in this economy, judges and mediators and psychologists (if they ever DO retire?) need retirement income as well, and someone else to reallocate (it’s habit-forming).  Why stop ruling the world and changing government just when you were getting so good at it?
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