Nonetheless, as you can see, I soon learned that it was standard for attorneys to blow off parenting plans and allow their clients to violate the automatic orders at will. Attorneys did this intentionally to gain advantage in the case, to generally disrupt the process, and get as much money as possible from their clients.
Instead, the way members of the Commission and the Task Force reported it, the Judicial Branch is helpless against this enormous, impenetrable monolith of mental illness that resists any and all attempts the Family Court system implements to address it.
What this means is that when the two reports talk about people with mental illness causing the problems in family court, they are really talking about mothers. But what these reports do is describe them in code language that professional insiders within Family Court immediately recognize. Essentially, this means that women haven't benefited from either of these two investigations into family court abuse. As per usual, our voices and our life experiences remain absent from the public discussion, as we are labeled as mentally ill and not considered worthy of consideration. The time has come to change that dynamic.