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Monday, March 27, 2017

COURT WATCH ALERT: POWELL V. ALEXANDER CASE, CHILD ABUSE ALLEGED!

CONNECTICUT COURT WATCH ALERT
Foundation for the Child Victims of Family Court

WHAT: Federal Civil Rights Case of Scott Powell 
Suing the New Canaan Police and Maternal Grandparents for Protecting their Grandchildren from Abuse and Harm 

WHEN:    March 28, 2017 at  3:00 p.m. 

WHERE:  Bridgeport District Court
WHO:    Powell v Alexander Case #:3:16-cv-01654, Judge Underhill

WHY WATCH:

This Fairfield County federal case being heard tomorrow in Bridgeport District Court involves two young girls who have been traumatized and have suffered years of Adverse Childhood  Experiences ACEs:


The father, Scott Powell, continues to use litigation as a means to control and punish all who get in his way of his ultimate triumph, i.e. punishing the woman who left him by taking away custody of their two daughters. It happens everyday in courts across America, but seems to be an epidemic in Connecticut family courts. Scott Powell now continues to use litigation abuse to try to convince all involved he is a caring loving father and deny access to the grandparents.

Scott Powell was an abusive spouse who has allegations made against him by his own two daughters. Mr. Powell is now suing in Federal court for civil rights violations. The Defendants are the maternal grandparents (mother is an Emergency Room RN) and New Canaan police officers who took testimony from the daughters of their alleged sexual abuse.  Mr. Powell has retained a high powered attorney John Williams and the grandparents are self represented. 

"Perpetrators may use litigation as a form of ongoing control and harassment. The family court litigation process can become a tool for batterers to continue their abusive behavior in a new forum (Jaffe et al., 2003a). Litigation exacts a high emotional and financial price for abused women already overwhelmed with the aftermath of a violent relationship. Some authors have suggested that some batterers have the presentation and social skills to present themselves positively in court and persuade assessors and judges to award them custody (Bowermaster & Johnson, 1998; Zorza, 1995). 

"The willingness to pathologize capable mothers even extends to mothers’ 'warm, involved” parenting -- which they assert can powerfully fuel alienation in a child (Johnson et al., 2005, p. 208; Kelly and Johnston, 2001). Such discussions are more than sufficient to ensure that whenever a mother and child have ambivalence about the children’s father, and certainly in most cases where mothers allege abuse, virtually any loving parenting by the mother can be labeled a form of “alienation.” Joan Meier, JD, Professor, George Washington School of Law

And Why Did the Grandparents Lose the Right to See their Granddaughters in the first place?

Eric Frazer Psy.D, the Connecticut forensic evaluator recommended by Fathers’ Rights groups and billed as a "Parental Alienation Expert", was hired by Scott Powell to do the evaluation and write a report without meeting the grandparents who were vilified and denied custody of the two daughter.  Dr. Frazer is the evaluator in several other infamous Connecticut custody cases ( Sorrentino Case - Mom Jailed ) where children were given sole legal and physical custody to allegedly abusive fathers.   Eric Frazer, Psy.D has a  questionable psychology degree from the Miami Institute of Psychology, which formerly was the Caribbean Center for Advanced Studies and Miami-Dade Community College.  His bio online claims he is an assistant professor at Yale School of Psychiatry, but all documents online refer to him  as a volunteer Fellow Supervisor  in the Yale Hispanic Mental Health Clinic….Only one research  paper published with his name on it ...hispanic mental health issues.* He is the only Psychologist in Connecticut to be recommended as a PAS Expert.  See the link below:


*The Hispanic Clinic, Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine New Haven, CT 2016 – present Psychology Fellow Supervisors: Manuel Paris, Psy.D., Michelle Silva, Psy.D., Luis AƱez, Psy.D., Eric Frazer, Psy.D.

Scholarly Project: Evaluate the needs of the Hispanic Clinic client population using a mixed-methods approach with a focus on examining how cultural values affect client service utilization.



Friday, March 10, 2017

LEGAL OBSCURITIES AND LOOPHOLES USED TO OBSTRUCT A COUPLE'S FIGHT FOR JUSTICE IN "PREDICTIVE NEGLECT" CASE!

Their story is familiar now.  In 2007, Joey Watley and Karin Hasemann's two  children were taken away from them by DCF at birth. The grounds for this?  A controversial doctrine known as "Predictive Neglect". In other words,the concept that parents might neglect their children in the future even if they have not in the past.  CT DCF "experts" labeled the parents as mentally ill--Joey Watley received the diagnosis of Personality Disorder Unspecified, while Karin Hasemann was diagnosed with a broad range of conflicting diagnoses.  Since that time, both parents have taken care of other young children without incident.  
For a decade, Mr. Watley and Ms. Hasemann fought the removal of their children, ultimately losing three trials in State Superior Court in Middletown.  However, they did win appeals of those decisions due to legal error and malfeasance on the part of the trial court. Eventually, however, Connecticut State Court terminated their parental rights permanently. Consequently, in 2015 they took their case to Federal District Court. Initially, that Court denied their  complaint in response to a motion to dismiss filed by the CT Attorney General's office. However, the couple then appealed that decision to a higher Court--the Second Circuit Court in New York--which sustained their right to pursue their case.  Since then they have returned to the lower Connecticut Federal District Court.  

Sunday, March 5, 2017

CT FATHER'S POWER ADVOCATES SKETCH OUT A LEGISLATIVE INITIATIVE TO CRUSH MOTHERS IN CT FAMILY COURT!

The Commander, "The Handmaiden's Tale"
The way Fathers in CT want things to be!
In Margaret Atwood's dystopic novel "The Handmaiden's Tale", a series which airs soon on Hulu, women have been reduced to baby making machines in a society where men have seized full political control  of the entire United States.  Impossible?  Unlikely?  Don't be so sure.

"Handmaidens" whose sole purpose is to give birth
in Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaiden's Tale"
Recently, I was at the Legislative Office Building with some friends when a person showed me current 2017 legislative proposals, which, appallingly enough, sketch out a strategic plan that will essentially crush mothers in Family Court and lead to a situation where men seize control of family court processes and essentially remove mothers from the lives of their children in droves. 

Saturday, March 4, 2017

SHARED PARENTING PUTS MEN IN CONTROL AND LEAVES WOMEN AND CHILDREN POWERLESS!

By Doreen Ludwig,
Author of "Motherless America: Confronting Welfare's Fatherhood Custody Program", see link:
Legislating Shared Parenting Awards Male Control
Fathers have succeeded in expanding public acceptance of shared parenting; creating the impression that shared parenting is the best situation for children whose parents no longer live together. Shared parenting has become so culturally normalized that in the Fall of 2016, Time Magazine endorsed it in “The Growing Case for Shared Parenting After Divorce” by Belinda Luscombe, going so far as to quote the nefarious father’s rights activist Jeffrey Leving. 

ARE FORENSIC EVALUATIONS OR PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATIONS LEGAL IN FAMILY COURT PROCEEDINGS? "WONDER WOMAN" OF THE GOLDEN LASSO BLOG SUGGESTS THAT THEY ARE NOT!

USC 42 § 12101 – 12203 and the NPRM and Judicial Conferences have provided functional regulations re: confidentiality, all of which impacts the legality of the decision to conduct forensic evaluations and psychological evaluations and how the results of those evaluations will be used.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

CALIFORNIA MOM ROISIN CASSIDY: VICTIM OF AN ATTORNEY DISCOVERY SCAM!

Many of us have come to believe that our own attorney was working for the other side. However, when we confronted our attorneys about our suspicions or brought the issue up before the Court, we have been scoffed at and mocked.  

In the letter below, you will see how one litigant, Roisin Cassidy, actually caught out two of her attorneys working in coordination together and with the opposing attorney so that she would lose custody through a scheme that revolved around court rules in regard to discovery.  What the attorneys did was collude with each other in a post judgment custody switching scheme to allow the abusive father discovery, while Ms. Cassidy was prohibited from doing so.