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Saturday, August 31, 2013

MORE FOOT DRAGGING! POSITIONS ON CHILD CUSTODY TASK FORCE STILL UNFILLED!

TASK FORCE TO STUDY CHILD CUSTODY LEGAL DISPUTES MIRED IN DELAY! 
(Substitute House Bill No. 6685)
 
For details of the bill see the following link:

As of the August 27, 2013, membership on the task force on child custody remains incomplete (see below) and no one has done a thing to get it moving forward. 

I can only say this reflects a total disregard for the many suffering and struggling Connecticut Families who are dealing with ongoing custody issues in the corrupt and mismanaged Connecticut family court system. 

Is this more business as usual, emptying litigants pockets to the tune of thousands and thousands of dollars and doing nothing in return!  Remember, the task force is supposed to report back on February 1, 2014. 

The Committee is supposed to consist of ten members.  If you look at the list of member positions below, you will see that positions 1, 3, 7, 8, and 9 remain unfilled.  What is the hold up? 
 
Position 1a practicing attorney with significant experience in the handling of child custody matters in state courts
Status:  Unfilled
 
Position 2a practicing attorney with not less than ten years' experience serving as a guardian ad litem or an attorney for the minor child in child custody matters in state courts
Appointed:  Sue Cousineau, Middletown

Position 3a licensed mental health professional with expertise in child custody forensic evaluations
Status:  Unfilled

Position 4an employee of the Court Support Services Division of the Judicial Department
Appointed:  Joseph DiTunno

Position 5a mental health professional with expertise in working with family systems 
Appointed:  Debralee Hovey, Monroe

Position 6a person with personal or professional experience in matters involving allegations of one parent engaging in a persistent pattern of denigrating the other parent in the presence of a minor child in order to negatively influence the child's perception of the parent and alienate the child's affections for the parent, made in the context of a proceeding involving the custody, care and upbringing of a minor child
Appointed:  Jennifer Verraneault, East Haven

Position 7a member of the Judiciary Committee, appointed by the co-chairs
Status:  Unfilled

Position 8a practicing attorney with significant experience in the ethical obligations involving child custody cases, appointed by the Judiciary co-chairs      
Status:  Unfilled

Position 9a member of the Children's Committee, appointed by co-chairs
Status:  Unfilled

Position 10a person appointed by co-chairs, Children's Committee
Status:  Thomas Weissmuller, Pawcatuck

17 comments:

  1. A ploy by the corrupt lords of malfeasance to ensure the little den of horrors continues to the financial delight of all trolls who make their living by devouring the assets of families in conflict. Governor is smiling all the way to the bank. Judge Munro does not want anyone looking into her racket and there is too much money flowing for anyone to stop. Just a farce, nothing will happen, no changes will occur, the system works to protect itself.

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  2. It is appalling that GALs/AMC's are appointed by judges with open ended assignments and absolutely no supervision. No supervision leads to misuse of power. We're not asking to eliminate their role but to provide standards by which they must comply. All professionals must adhere an industry stsndard of care. Why not GAL's and AMC's? Also, limitations on how much they can charge for their work must be established. Many times one of the parties can not afford the process and although it is within the judge's authority to order one side to carry more of the financialb burden, that doesn't always happen. Maine recently passed some wonderful guidelines. Why can't CT. Please expedite this process of reform. Embracing change does not mean wholesale elimination of an industry. It's backwards thinking that discourages positive change.
    As a footnote, I would like to say I understand the hurt and pain that has caused the previous poster's poor use of words. However, screaming at politicians that they are crooks is not going to help our cause. We need to carefully choose the words we use publically so as not to scare away potential supporters.

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  3. The fact remains that the GAL abuse in the family court system is run by Judge Munro. She and her crony friends conspire to defraud the public of honest services of federal violation as there are kickbacks and 'commissions' paid as a consequence of such appointments. The legislature of Connecticut is bought and paid for. The task force is a scam to throw a bone to the citizens why their masters carry on business as usual. There is no task force needed to recognize that there is no law governing the use of a GAL in divorce matters and as such the judges have no power to create their own rules. The legislature knows this as do the judges. As long as the spoils of the game are properly shared then each protects the other. Sorry you think you live in a civilized society under the rule of law with constitutional protections for all. You are just an annoyance to the ruling class.

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    1. And I will continue to be an annoyance to them for as long as I am capable.

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  4. Simply put, there is no statute that allows for a judge to appoint a GAL in a divorce matter and collect fees from the litigants. Simply not authorized by law of the sovereign people....just usurped as dictatorial privilege by the tyrants in black robes to line their own pockets.

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    1. I disagree. CGS 45A-132 covers GAL's. See link below
      http://search.cga.state.ct.us/dtsearch_pub_statutes.html

      Please do not spread misinformation. We get enough of that from the other side.

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  5. In my experience in this court system I will have to say any court appointed GAL or shrink has no other agenda but their own. They dont look for what is in the best interest of the child let alone help the parents come to a mutual decision that is best for the child. All they cause is delays & ongoing inner parental fighting. Pitting parent against parent only wastes tax dollars let alone takes precious time & parental bonding away from the true parent that should have the child.

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  7. US Concerned Parents' support group - This is the worst thing they could do for this task force. I would like to know who appointed this Attorney Sue Cousineau on this special task force she should not be on. It is unethical and treasonous.
    This is a very disappointing message that there is a devils helper on this task force in ((who let her in this important role, NO WAY as she will totally destroy our court system )CT. Attorney Susan Cousineau is the worst GAL in CT. she is guilty of alienating children from their innocent parents and destroying their lives by her poisonous words, she has written many false reports (committed fraud), she has made up many lies in the court to commit perjury, she should be disbarred. She has done this to me and many children and their parents. Please contact me if she was ever on your case, the time is now to act and not let this monster in our courts get away with the atrocious sociopathic, manipulative behavior that has been going on far too long. Enough is Enough wake up America to save our kids lives. Please contact me about your GAL in your case; ctparents@gmail.com

    From a MOM who cares

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    1. Thank you for letting us know about her. Please add Margaret Bozek to that list of gal's who have a history of lying for whatever reason to the courts. These people have no business working in the family courts.

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    2. Bless you for your vigilance.
      Please add attorney/GAL Joseph W Auger juris# 410246 and FRANCIS (FRANK) O'REILLY to the list of malfeasant, under OATH LYING to the list of state appointed GALs.

      Also state appointed Psych Evaluator Ralph balducci. Of Westport.

      As for Judges in kahoots with them,Judge John Turner.

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  8. I am really concerned there is a mandate to investigate this corruption which has been ignored. It has been ignored since people have not been appointed to the task force. It has also been ignored because an attorney such as Sue Cousineau simply has no credibility among advocates who are aware of how much harm and damage she has done to children. Do advocates look stupid that we would put up with corrupt appointments to the task force as well? If this nonsense continues we need to establish out own task force!

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    1. Judge Munro will ensure that nothing changes and that nothing will be found to even suggest that her precious flying GAL monkeys are collecting fees at the judges request and benefit. Just will not happen. Pay attention to the man on the screen not the judge behind the curtain.

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  9. I believe that Judge Munro is no longer assigned to this task force, but I may be wrong. Still, will task force members seek to suppress our complaints...very likely. But we need to do as much as we can to hold them accountable.

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    1. Judge Munro and the dark hands that control the family court madness need not waste their time fidgeting with a task force. She merely deploys her minions to do master's bidding. The task force was put in place to thwart any reform efforts for another year. It is doing its job quite well.

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  10. We need the resignation of Sue Cousineau for reform on this taskforce to accomplish what it is tasked to do - fix a broken and corrupt system.

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