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It was not long after the establishment of Gifts of Love that Linda Wiegand became embroiled in a custody battle over her two sons which lasted for a decade. She was convinced that her children were victims of sexual abuse perpetrated by her ex husband, but was unable to make strides in her court action because the legal proceedings were so flawed. The Judge in the case concealed evidence and seized the funds Ms. Wiegand had raised in order to pay for her legal representation, as well as seizing all her remaining assets.
The end result was that Linda Wiegand lost access to her children, fled the state under a cloud and has essentially disappeared. No one has been able to make contact with her in years and it is suspected that she may have passed away. Her son, Jonathan P. Wiegand, who spent the final years of his life hoping to see her again, died this past August. See link:
More details on Linda Wiegand's case and its impact on family court litigants are available at the following link:
Please Note: Today, on September 19, 2017, there will be a wine and food tasting fundraiser for Gifts of Love from 6:00pm - 9:00pm at The Shoppes at Farmington Valley in Canton, CT.