Friday

Disparate Treatment of Pro Se Litigants



Hey, I clicked on the link that I sent awhile ago re "Disparate Treatment of Pro Se Litigants," and it wouldn't pull up...
Posted by Bob Saunders on Saturday, June 29, 2013



Hey, I clicked on the link that I sent awhile ago re "Disparate Treatment of Pro Se Litigants," and it wouldn't pull up...
Posted by Bob Saunders on Saturday, June 29, 2013

Wednesday

What is Family Court Really Like?

NCFM Advisor GORDON E. FINLEY Ph.D. Professor of Psychology Emeritus — Governor waging war on men vetoed alimony reform

May 29, 2013
By NCFM

Editor: Yet again Florida’s Medicare Fraudster lies to the citizens of Florida and continues his war on men (“Scott vetoes bill to end permanent alimony,” 5/2/13). His veto letter implicitly lies by suggesting that a half-century of Family Law and Family Court Practice has been a level playing field where both men and women have been treated equally, fairly, and that when men signed permanent alimony agreements they did so of their own free will and free of any duress. Anyone familiar with Family Court Practice knows that this lie is as bald faced as Scott himself.

Well… it works this way in Florida. Even though our legislature unanimously voted in support of alimony reform there were a few women and a bunch of family law attorneys who make gazillions of dollars from the present system. So I vetoed it.

The letter below was published in The St. Augustine Record on Friday, May 10, 2013 and is followed by the article to which it responded.

Gordon E. Finley, Ph.D.

Governor waging war on men - By GORDON E. FINLEY Ph.D. Professor of Psychology Emeritus - Florida International University, Miami

Scott also wrote “Current Florida law already provides for the adjustment of alimony under the proper circumstances.” Were one to fact-check this direct quote from his veto letter, one would obtain a score of zero out of one hundred. Permanent alimony — which Scott favors — really is permanent and ends only with the death of one spouse. It is virtually impossible to modify permanent alimony no matter if you have Alzheimer’s disease or your income drops substantially or to zero. Pay or Gov. Scott will send a man (but never a woman) to debtor’s prison.

Gov. Scott is so desperate to get the “woman’s vote” that he is willing to wage a war on men and prey on men who already have been preyed upon by an unjust Family Court System.

I hope that his wife divorces him and takes him for every penny he’s got.

Perhaps then, and only then, will he understand that Family Law — which he so fervently embraces — really is a war On men.

Scott vetoes bill to end permanent alimony

TALLAHASSEE (AP)Gov. Rick Scott vetoed a bill late Wednesday that would have ended permanent alimony in Florida.

Scott vetoed the measure (SB 718) just four hours before the midnight deadline to approve or veto it. The bill automatically would have become law if Scott had done nothing by then.

If it had become law, Florida would have become the fifth state to abolish permanent alimony.

In a letter to Senate President Don Gaetz, Scott commended bill sponsors Ritch Workman in the House and Kelli Stargel in the Senate — both Republicans — and said there are “several forward looking elements of this bill.”

But alimony “represents an important remedy for our judiciary to use in providing support to families as they adjust to changes in life circumstances,” Scott wrote. “As a husband, father and grandfather, I understand the vital importance of family.”

Scott could not “support this legislation because it applies retroactively and thus tampers with the settled economic expectations of many Floridians who have experienced divorce,” he wrote. “The retroactive adjustment of alimony could result in unfair, unanticipated results.”

Florida law “already provides for the adjustment of alimony under the proper circumstances,” Scott wrote. “The law also ensures that spouses who have sacrificed their careers to raise a family do not suffer financial catastrophe upon divorce, and that the lower-earning spouse and stay-at-home parent will not be financially punished. Floridians have relied on this system post-divorce and planned their lives accordingly.”

The proposed law also would have set limits on the amount of alimony and how long one would receive financial support from an ex-spouse.

The bill would have made it harder to get alimony in short-term marriages. And it would have prevented alimony payments from lasting longer than one-half of the length of the marriage.

It also would have required judges to give divorced parents equal custody of their children absent extraordinary circumstances.

“I’m actually surprised,” said Jason Marks, a divorce attorney in Miami, about the veto. The bill had passed the House 85-31, with members of both parties crossing over. The Senate approved it 29-11.

“My assumption is, you haven’t heard the last of it,” Marks said. “Most family law practitioners will agree that uniformity in determination of alimony is a good thing.”

The bill said that in a short-term marriage, defined as less than 11 years, the assumption is that alimony would not be awarded. If alimony were granted, it would not be more than 25 percent of the ex-spouse’s gross income.

For marriages that last between 11 and 20 years, there’s no assumption either way in the bill, but alimony would not have amounted to more than 35 percent of the ex-spouse’s gross income.

And in marriages longer than 20 years, there was an assumption in favor of alimony, though not more than 38 percent of an ex-spouse’s gross income.

Moreover, the bill did not automatically end alimony when the paying ex-spouse retired, but that person could have asked a judge to reduce the payment or even end it. The judge could have considered age at retirement, ability to pay alimony and the financial situation of the person receiving alimony.

Alimony reforms are needed yesterday.

Lifetime alimony is a lucky lottery draw that pays forever for doing nothing.



OPEN PRESS DAY IN
MONMOUTH COUNTY FAMILY COURT
Friday, June 7th, 2013 at 8:00 a.m.

Come Witness a Protected Mobster, Blatant Corruption, Abused Children, and a Disrespected, Exploited Mother All In One Spot

Come One, Come All and
See What Family Court Is Really Like
(AND TEN DOLLARS THE COURT RESCHEDULES THE COURT HEARING TO KEEP THE PRESS OUT SINCE 1500 REPORTERS ARE ON THIS EMAIL BLAST)

Patricia Pisciotti's motion seeking the return of custody of her three children will be heard on Friday, June 7th before Judge Justus in Monmouth County NJ.  Disgraced Judge Escandon granted Mobster Nicholas Pisciotti custody despite just being released from prison and his refusal to continue in the Federal Witness Protection Program. Pisciotti confessed to killing one man, brutally beating another and a slew of other crimes while a member of organized crime. He testified against the head of an organized crime family and several others to avoid serving 40 years in prison. In Federal Court he admitted that there were known hits on his life, yet he cares so little about his children that he puts them in danger daily. Come see Monmouth County Family Court in all it's glory.  This will be the first time the courtroom is open.

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Sunday

The Case for Father Custody by Daniel Amneus, Ph.D.

THE CASE FOR FATHER CUSTODY - 2016
"It is fatherhood that makes childhood possible."

by Daniel Amneus,Ph.D. ISBN 0-9610864-6-7"Es la paternidad que hace posible la infancia."Fathering Magazine for fathers, dads, family

IT IS LARGELY FATHERHOOD WHICH MAKES CHILDHOOD POSSIBLE

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It is largely fatherhood which makes childhood possible.

Case for Father Custody – 2016

Mothers make infants but when the infants become children they are likely to be less well socialized if they have no fathers. 1 It is largely father absence which creates ghettos and gangs and messed-up kids—boys trying to find their identity through violence, girls trying to find their identity through sexual promiscuity which generates the male violence of the next generation. They need real fathers, sociological fathers, not mere biological studs interested in a one-night stand or a brief or superficial relationship. Sociological fatherhood is real fatherhood. It is also what Margaret Mead called “a social invention.” In the ghettos biological fathers seldom become sociological fathers, seldom amount to much, because Mom’s sexual promiscuity or disloyalty—her belief in what feminists call a woman’s right to control her own sexuality—denies them the role of sociological fatherhood. Lawmakers and judges fail to understand that fatherhood is a social invention, that it must be created and maintained by society. This is the main reason patriarchal society— the father kinship system—exists. They do not grasp that social heredity has become part of biology and that fathers are the primary means of transmitting social heredity. They suppose that humans can live like cattle, without fathers, with only the meager social heredity found in female kinship systems such as ghettos and Indian reservations. Until lawmakers and judges see that they must support the father’s role because it is the weak biological link in the family we will have more matriarchy—along with its accompaniments: educational failure, illegitimacy, teen suicide, gangs and the rest.
This book deals with the problems of: THE FEMALE KINSHIP SYSTEM OR MATRIARCHY OR THE CLASSIFICATORY SYSTEM OR MOTHER-RIGHT——the system of female-headed families” which has created ghettos and barrios by encouraging women to marry the state and breed fatherless children who are eight times more likely to become delinquent.
children4justice Who Alienated - 2016

Fighting the disease, not treating the symptoms…

Hello Male Parents, 
I wish you well and hope you know that you’re not at all alone. Life can give us skills whether we want them or not. In time, every father facing custody and court cases involving family law will develop a ‘thicker skin’ as we all know that nothing is more personal then an attack against your human rights, your rights as a parent and your ability to parent a child.
I would like to express a very important concept today. This is extremely bold and progressive. I believe their is no ‘movements’ in the world today to change the opinion of culture in the way that will actually build up momentum.  I would like to give you an example. (the example is not aimed to defame or harm homosexual couples in any way, simply a random example.)
Equality for homosexual relationships in the USA have become popular.
Single Male parents seeking Equality in Custody andFamily law is NOT.
Who do you believe will be the first to win Public approval in the equality of raising children?
A large portion of Society will back gay rights to have two males or two females raise a child… Will Society recognize the human rights of a Male parent to have ABSOLUTE EQUALITY in custody decisions or family court? The reason behind this is because Gay rights do not threaten the power of women as much as the concept ‘ MAN VS WOMAN ‘
When I started to think about this in depth, I realized that all the titles ‘Fathers rights‘ are actually a way of setting yourself apart from the majority of people who are actually in favor in society and doing more work to make and change laws. You can go out in your yard and wave a giant flag ‘TEAM MEN!’ then go into society against ‘team women’ and see how big the teams are…
The real team we should all be one is ‘ TEAM EQUALITY FORPARENTS ‘ using Human rights and a ‘gender-less’ approach to rights as a parent. This way you are not allowing society to put you on the small team. You are a parent… the same way you are a Human (EQUAL). Many arguments are made based on age and gender. ‘for the best interests of the child‘ should NEVER be used as a justification to disregard the rights of a parent. The best interests of a child is just a term that was created by a person, made popular in litigation and put into law as a strong tactic to redirect focus and manipulate the overall outcome of a case. A 4 year old is NOT going to remember being taken away from his/her mother in the same respects as a parent that loses his/her child. Day to day memories, complex thought process, life and all that we as adults have to do to live is drastically effected and sometimes destroyed by the term ‘in the best interests of the child’. A child’s best interest is Equality & Human rights. In fact.. you.. yes you.. reading this.. were you a child? Are you suffering loss right now? are you hurting? do you see a broken legal system that effects you because your gender? Are you best interest still important to the court? NO…
In the BEST interest of Human Rights and Equality, as a parent, I advocate on the equal rights of a child and parents to eliminate any gender bias or popular cultural opinions about any parent. In law and to the world I am a Human and parent first… Do not judge me by my gender.
Human rights are LAW, public policy guides local and federal laws through a general cultural opinion that develops in popular media and different ‘movements’ in society. People (yes.. just people…) will lobby and push concepts on our government to enact laws that limit our human rights, this is not legal, but worded so ambiguously it is not correlated to its violation of our basic human rights until intense litigation and logical arguments are made and no one seems to argue it when its enacted.
There is NO special exceptions to Equality. Human rights are the same for all Human beings with NO SPECIAL CONSIDERATION for gender, age or race.
You must treat the disease, not the symptoms.
This overall message is critical, but I have still seen people waving the wrong flag. Yes it is glorious but you’re on the small weak team that is going to get stomped out, you have seen it… it’s not helping. The overall picture is human rights, parental rights. When you go into court, try making a point to keep yourself from defining yourself on the team that is not popular or favored in society. Proudly claim yourself as a parent without defining yourself as a man. This needs to be common practice in family law. All references to gender in ALL forms of law need to be ELIMINATED.
This is going to be a movement eventually… let’s start one.
My name is Ryan Sellars and I am a Human being… a Parent.
Do not define me by my gender or race or popular opinion, but by my basic human rights as a parent.
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Tuesday

An attack against your human rights, your rights as a parent and your ability to parent a child. Hello Male Parents!

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Hello Male Parents,

I wish you well and hope you know that your not at all alone.

Life can give us skills whether we want them or not. In time, every father facing custody and court cases involving family law will develop a 'thicker skin' as we all know that nothing is more personal then an attack against your human rights, your rights as a parent and your ability to parent a child.

I would like to express a very important concept today.

This is extremely bold and progressive. I believe their is no 'movements' in the world today to change the opinion of culture in the way that will actually build up momentum.


I would like to give you an example*, Equality for homosexual relationships in the USA have become popular.*The example is not aimed to defame or harm homosexual couples in any way, simply a random example.

Single Male parents seeking Equality in Custody and Family law is NOT.

Who do you believe will be the first to win Public approval in the equality of raising children?

A large portion of Society will back gay rights to have two males or two females raise a child... Will Society recognize the human rights of a Male parent to have ABSOLUTE EQUALITY in custody decisions or family court?

The reason behind this is because Gay rights do not threaten the power of women as much as the concept of  ' MAN VS WOMAN '


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