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Monday, January 12, 2015

DETERMINED NEW JERSEY MOTHER, KARIN WOLF, FIGHTS FOR HER CHILDREN IN FEDERAL COURT!

Karin Wolf, a New Jersey resident and mother of two, has filed A federal lawsuit against Judges of the Bergen County Family Court, and N.J. Appellate Court,  Governor Chris Christie, the State of New Jersey, DYFS caseworkers, Court Vendors, and others requesting damages and declaratory and injunctive relief in connection to her custody case. 

Ms. Wolf, who is a victim of domestic violence, and who obtained a divorce decree based upon charges of extreme cruelty against her ex-husband, brings her case under U.S. Code Title 42 Secs. 1983 and 1985, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) 18  U.S. Code Secs.  1961-1968, and the Hobbs Act, 18 U.S.C. Sec. 1951.  She is among many family court litigants throughout the country who have come to see the family court system as being in the center of a racket that conspires to take children away from fit mothers and transfer them over to the full custody of their abusers. 

As Karin Wolf explains in her Complaint, "Defendants are engaging in a pattern of racketeering activity and operating Rico Enterprises in the Family Court; through a calculated system of eugenics and social engineering; and dealing in obscene matters of human trafficking, child pornography and child prostitution, for motives both economic and non-economic." 

In her Complaint, Ms. Wolf talks about state government actors and court operatives acting in such a way as to "pre-determine the winner" in family court cases without due process as happened in her case.  She also complains that the family court conducts itself in such a way as to impose a "pay to play" policy on litigants and to promote "conflict for cash" while engaging in "emotional blackmail."  I am sure all these terms are very familiar to victims of family court here in Connecticut! 

Further, I think many Connecticut Family Court litigants can recognize as a common experience how badly Ms. Karin Wolf was treated as a self-represented party.  She states that when she acted on her own behalf Court Personnel behaved towards her with contempt and denied her due process rights because she is a self-represented party who "wasn't and isn't paying money into a corrupt system of racketeering, influence, and extortion in the Bergen County Family Court." 

Like many of the mothers in Connecticut who face family court judges who are ignorant of the reality of domestic violence, Karin Wolf reports that the defendants in her case "used retaliation, threats, and coercive control" against her and "deliberately acted obtuse to family violence, ignoring and minimizing it to subvert and circumvent established principles, codes and laws on child abuse and domestic violence."  She also talked about how the defendants provoked family violence so as to subject Ms. Wolf and her children to ongoing intervention from court vendors who then made considerable amounts of money from those interventions.  

In doing so, they invoked Richard Gardner's quack theories of parental alienation as a means to label Ms. Wolf, remove the children from her custody, and transfer them to the custody of their abuser. 

When she tried to defend herself, the Court denied her access to the child support, alimony and attorneys fees which were necessary for her to obtain legal representation.  This was also connected to a policy of refusing to allow Karin adequate discovery. 

Finally, Karin Wolf alleges that the actions of family court professionals are aligned with the nationwide father's rights agenda which is working to "resurrect Lord Hale's Law and the Rule of Thumb, to assist fathers in hiding income and assets, and avoid paying child support, without any concern for their children." 

Ms. Karin Wolf's case is not unique among protective mothers who have ended up losing custody after years of harassment and legal abuse.  Ms. Wolf's journey originally began when she fled her marital home on September 29, 2006 after several incidents of domestic violence and obtained a final judgment of divorce under NJ Rule 2A:34-2(c) having established in court a cause of action for divorce of extreme cruelty. 

Nonetheless, subsequent to the divorce, Ms. Wolf experienced ongoing legal and interpersonal harassment from her ex-husband for years afterwards and finally lost custody of her two children to her abuser on August 30, 2013. 

She lost custody in a flawed proceeding where the Court allowed  her attorney, Alexandra Stremler, Esq., to back out of the trial moments before the hearing without any advanced notice and forced Ms. Wolf to proceed as a self-represented party even though the attorney had failed to appear with copies of her exhibits which were essential to the conduct of a fair trial. Even more troubling the trial proceeded forward despite the fact that Attorney Stremler had failed to submit the trial summary indicating what evidence and witnesses she intended to present to the Court which left Ms. Wolf in disarray just as she was required to proceed to trial as a self-represented party without any opportunity to prepare. 

Karin Wolf describes the presiding judge in the matter,  Judge Gerald C. Escala, as being "rude, intimidating, and contemptuous" and further she describes him as "belittling her attempts to present her case."  Many of us who have represented ourselves in family court have had similar experiences when we have attempted to defend ourselves. 

I have to commend Ms. Karin Wolf for making this attempt to take her case to federal court when the state court and its associated vendors and state agencies have so grossly failed to accord her the fairness, due process, and justice to which she is entitled as a mother and as an American citizen.  Even though she is a single individual, she is speaking for the many thousands and thousands of mothers throughout this country who have been falsely accused, harassed, bullied, and legally abused by their perpetrator ex-husbands, and become victim of our corrupt family court and child protective systems. 

I am aware that in federal court Ms. Wolf's Complaint will face a daunting round of motions to dismiss and we can only hope that it survives to the point where she can present her evidence and obtain a fair hearing.  I admire Ms. Wolf for her strength, her courage, and her determination as well as her powerful dedication to her children.  As this case proceeds through federal court, I will continue to report back on her progress. 

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22 comments:

  1. You are not alone Karin Wolf. There are women throughout New Jersey who contact me on a weekly basis with horrible stories of court abuse. Civil liberties and Constitutional Rights do not exists for the female litigant once the Judge has decided that the winner will be the husband.

    I stepped into Monmouth County Courthouse over three years ago and am still married, but they have managed to bankrupt me and illegally take away my 5 year old Autistic son by granting my episodic heavy drinking husband residential custody. Before entering the Family Court system, I had no idea that women, in some States like in New Jersey, are treated like property and have no more rights than women living in a third world country. It is one of my goals to get this information out to the general public because most Americans do not know what is going on in the courthouses right in their own communities.

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  2. it is well known the judge Gerald c escala of Bergen county
    is incompetent judge that ignore facts and laws just to get his dockect clear,he never give any pro-se litigant due process of law

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  3. The problems with family courts nationwide are not gender specific. 50-50 shared parenting can alleviate many of the problems. To think there is a war on moms when it is mothers who win custody 85% of the time is a bit much. Given that percentage, the Father's Rights Movement isn't fairing very well. Generally, when men win custody they are in law enforcement, have influence with the court or are very wealthy. Consider changing your view of gender bias so that those who are wronged by family court racketeering are not divided and therefore conquered.

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    1. I think shared parenting makes sense when you live in the same town or adjoining towns. However, I co-parent with my ex who lives out of state. It would be a nightmare to have shared parenting with an out of state parent, particularly in the northeast with the difficult traffic conditions. However, I think maximizing summer vacations is a good option and should be considered. I also think using family wizard or some electronic online parenting site is an excellent option to make sure that both parents are fully informed of the children's issues in connection to school, religious practice, and medical care. I certainly think that using Skype and social media like facebook--having a family account the kids can get onto and post their thoughts, pictures and notes for the other parent--that would be good--anything to make sure both parents are actively engaged in their children's lives. Where I have a problem and don't believe this could work is in those situations where one or the other parent is an abuser and these are the truly tragic circumstances where shared parenting only provides the abuser the opportunity to abuse more. So these are my thoughts for now. What I generally talk about on my website aren't the ordinary situations, but the ones where a parent is stalking the other through the legal system. Of course, this does not preclude other circumstances where you have two good parents who were or are both being exploited by the system by the imposition of old and anachronistic family court laws and presumptions.

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    2. Contested custody happens in about 4% of divorces, with an estimated 85 to 90% of this contested group involving domestic violence. The problem is with abusers who seek custody to punish and control the former spouse and even the children. They are about control, not parenting. It's ownership of the children and victory over the former spouse. Horrendous for children.

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    3. I would absolutely dispute your numbers, although I agree with the remaining part of your comment. Half of all divorce cases in CT go to trial, which already indicates a problem that goes well beyond 4%. I'd guess morelike 25 - 30% of cases include some form of abuse including domestic violence and coercive control. I would also not assume that only women are the victims because some of these cases include men who have been abused and falsely denied their right to parent.

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  4. I too, have had many horrific experiences with the NJ (Bergen County specifically) court system. Concerns for the children are NOT an objective. The rulings are subjective, and based on personal relationships and other extraneous factors.

    Sadly, the Bergen Family Center is used by the Court to provide objective opinions, and they cause further harm. The so-called professionals are anything but, as their practitioners have been sanctioned in the past for practicing without licenses, should be constantly supervised and are unprofessional. They often submit erroneous, false and inflammatory reports to the court regarding after 1-2 sessions with a parent and have no accountability to the validity of their findings or recommendations.

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  5. I am sure there are plenty of legitimate complaints that have occurred through this system, but this is not one of them.
    She was and is an abusive, compulsive liar. I'm sure that by now she does actually believe this incredible lie that she has created for herself. Like I said, I am sure there are many women out there who are experiencing what she claims to have been through, and by claiming these experiences for herself, she is only doing damage to the real cases.

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    1. One of the defendants posted that comment. They wouldn't be coming after me if they weren't guilty. They do the same to Rachel Alintoff and Susan Skipp.

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    2. I am not a defendant, nor do I have any connection to this case. I am familiar with this case through the courts. I have no interest in defending either side. These are just the facts that have been displayed throughout.

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    3. My phone had been hacked..perhaps it has to to with the FBI. But my email and phone were not working at work or home...therefore 40 investigative reporters did not received the information below........ I am sorry about that.

      There are no checks and balances for democracy or Justice. Divorce Court is totally corrupt. There is no "family court" for preservation of that unit, it is for the business of adoption and forster care trafficking, for the evicted sale of property and stealing from escrow--(all paid for the government to take away kids from their homes with our taxes) children are being abused through child trafficking and pornographic exploitation. I am in a vicious 7 yr mal practicing corrupt divorce. I wanted to foster care. As a result my eyes have been opened to even more diabolical behavior then in the divorce court.
      Yesterday a Cancer survivor in Rockland county is being evicted from her 19 yr rental home with a 14 and 17 yr old with $32 in her pocket as the Husband is not held accountable and the Judge ruled against her... The stories are horrible. I am in a 7 yr. divorce set up to deplete my assets and have me push a cart in the street to force the sale of my 31 year Co op with $109,000 in papered tax liens, fake sales contracts on a Bronx property never sold with any title exchanged, where I have no bank account and my Husband did not pay Con Ed. for months, so I fell in a pitch black apartment and need a disctecomy.

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    4. Thank you for reading all of this if I can be of any help let me know. I am fearless. I have been arrested for protesting. I will wear crime scene tape.

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    5. Evette, I would not take this one on. The children were neither abused nor exploited. Nor was alimony or child support withheld from Ms. Wolf.

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    6. I disagree with you Anonymous 1:28, but that is simply my opinion.

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    7. With which part do you disagree, CS?

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    8. I fully support Karin Wolf in connection to her fight against the abuse and corruption of the family court system.

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    9. I can support the corruption of the court system, but not the allegations of abuse. She was emotionally abusive and was very adept at alienating the children from him, all while crying "woe is me."
      I'm just sorry for all the people she has fooled into believing this story.

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    10. Again, I absolutely disagree with you, but you certainly have the right to say what you think.

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  6. Collusion and corruption is rampant in Lauderdale and Colbert Co. Family Court systems (including several female psychologists on a campaign to take kids away from their moms even if it means going to abusive fathers) in Alabama.

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  7. Middlesex County Family Court is the most corrupted.

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  8. Georgia's Family Courts and CPS are very severely corrupt...and from what I've read this is true for all 50 states...And people are afraid to stand up and speak out because of the positions of power that are directly involved in the corruption and my heart breaks not only for my own family and the last 4 years of hell our lives have suffered but also for all the other families being traumatized by these evil bastards! I've lost what little faith I had in humanity after learning just how deep the corruption runs and seeing that even with mounds of evidence there's not anything being done by those who have the power and authority to stop this! And when someone without that power tries to make a stand they are subjected to all kinds of grief, threats and in some cases death for trying to do the right thing and that is the most shameful, sickening injustice I have ever seen! If we are going to survive this and put an end to it for once and for all we are going to have to stand together , all across the nation all of us THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ... Band together and show them that we are NOT going to lie down and take their shit anymore! We are awake, aware and we know what they are doing and by God we are going to END IT!

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  9. Why do I get the impression that 'anonymous' is a little too emotionally involved with this thread? How would someone know such personal info or pretend to by falsefying facts. Possibly the ex-husband himself lol

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