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Senate Bill 494 should be
categorically rejected by the judiciary committee membership. Its adoption
would create “An Act to Perpetuate Stranger Danger in the Family Courts of Connecticut.”
On January 9, 2014, scores of
parents testified to a Task Force about egregious court ordered fee income for
GALs, AMCS, court appointed psychologists, psychiatrists, conflict managers and
“monitored supervision” of parenting time in the State of Connecticut.
Today, we again stand up with
righteous indignation in defense of our rights to love our children without the
interference of government.
S.B. 494 does nothing to protect the
constitutional rights of parents and children, to fundamental “liberty
interests” of “fit parents” to the “care, custody and companionship” of our
children and rights to familial associations upheld by the 2005 U.S. Supreme
Court decision in Troxel v. Granville.
494 doesn’t pass the smell test, because it was written by lawyers elected as
legislators and perpetuates the employment of “insider traders” who operate in
a corrupt family court system which fails to serve “the best interests of our
494 merely endorses a continuation of income based discrimination criteria based
on financial affidavits employed by family court judges who award existing racketeering
style fees AMCs and GALs and their “framilies” for non-regulated services, and the
trafficking of parental custody rights for private contractor profiteering.
in this legislation, Senator Kissel, is a Code of Ethics with disbarment
sanctions for GALs and AMCs who violate our children’s rights to informed
to Michael Bowler, despite hundreds of grievance complaints filed against GALs
and AMCs since 2007, including my 52 page complaint against AMC Reich attached
to my written testimony, there has never been a sanction issued against an AMC
by the Statewide Bar Counsel for violating a child’s right to informed
fact, S.B. 494 would codify a family court authority to appoint GALs, which
heretofore was only legally sanctioned in probate court and juvenile court
proceedings. Instead of conducting “hearings” required by C.G.S.§ 51-14 (b),
ranking members of the legislative judiciary committee have been meeting
clandestinely with judges to pass rules such as C.P.B. Rule 25-62 which created
a judicial discretion to make GAL appointments.
had joint legal and physical custody for five years, until AMC Veronica Reich,
without the knowledge or consent of my 13 and 15 year old children, filed an
“Emergency” Ex Parte Order for Custody Modification, in which there were no
claims of abuse or neglect.
my post judgment case alone, court ordered fees totaled $250,000 without
factoring in over $125,000 of federal income taxes and state income taxes
accrued from the liquidation of IRA funds, forced after seven days of
incarceration for contempt for non-payment and under a threat to pay a $10,000
per week fine ordered by Judge Robert Malone.
stated, absent custody cases involving abuse or neglect verified by DCF, there
is no need for GALs or AMCs in the State of Connecticut to be appointed in
honor Patrick Henry’s patriotic oratory today, our voices of unification today
rising in a crescendo to this legislature:“Restore our liberty rights to parent without the interference of
government, or give us death.”