The Price of Care: Investigating Corruption in California Conservatorships (ABC10 5-Part Series)

CJE has known for 15 years that probate courts are just as corrupt as family courts. In both courts, one of the first things that happens is a listing of the family’s assets and resources. And then, the feeding frenzy begins. California courts prey on the elderly and children, our most vulnerable community members. Kudos to ABC10 journalist Andie Judson for this year-long investigation into California’s corrupt conservatorship and probate court systems. Court victims need to unite!

The Price of Care: Investigating California Conservatorships | ‘Civil Death’ (Episode One)

The Price of Care: Investigating California Conservatorships | ‘Patterns of Control (Episode Two)

The Price of Care: Investigating California Conservatorships | ‘The Old Boy’s Club’ (Episode Three)

The Price of Care: Investigating California Conservatorships | ‘The Fight for Accountability’ (Episode Four)

The Price of Care: Investigating California Conservatorships | ‘Set Up for Failure’ (Episode Five)

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This is What a Bad Attorney Looks Like

A year or two ago a case came to us in which, in a matter of days, we helped the children be restored to the protective parent. Recently the protective parent returned to us again, so we are back at work for her, to help her keep her children safe from their abuser. The mother […]

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Children Must Be Seen, Heard, and Believed: Powell v Jones Defamation Case Elucidated (Part 2)

    Yesterday’s article gave the first part of the story behind the Powell v Jones defamation case. Today’s article finishes that story. The FCVFC Intervenes to Help the Girls The escape mission was accomplished with the help of grandparents in their mid-80s, whom the girls hadn’t seen in over five years, and then with […]

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Domestic Violence Advocates Oppose Removing Women’s Names from “Jennifers’ Law” Bill

Advocates for “Jennifers’ Law” — a proposed bill to expand the state’s definition of domestic violence that was inspired by two Connecticut women, Jennifer Farber Dulos, and Jennifer Magnano, who police say were killed by their spouses in 2019 and 2021, respectively — say they oppose removing the two women from its name.

Last week, the bill was broadened into a wider domestic violence proposal known as SB-1091, and officially re-titled.

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Murder-Suicide of Father and His 4-Year-Old Son Hours Before Judge Denied Mother Emergency Pick-Up Order

Rest in peace, sweet 4-year-old, Greyson Martin Kessler, who was murdered by his father in what appears to be a clearly preventable murder-suicide that leaves the court with blood on its hands. Our hearts go out to Greyson’s mother, Allison Kessler, who did everything she could to protect her son. No one listened.

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The Price of Care: Investigating Corruption in California Conservatorships

CJE has known for 15 years that probate courts are just as corrupt as family courts. In both courts, one of the first things that happens is a listing of the family’s assets and resources. And then, the feeding frenzy begins. California courts prey on the elderly and children, our most vulnerable community members. Kudos to ABC10 journalist Andie Judson for this year-long investigation into California’s corrupt conservatorship and probate court systems. Court victims need to unite!

The Price of Care: Investigating California Conservatorships | ‘Civil Death’ (Episode One)

The Price of Care: Investigating California Conservatorships | ‘Patterns of Control (Episode Two)

The Price of Care: Investigating California Conservatorships | ‘The Old Boy’s Club’ (Episode Three)

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Illinois House Approves ‘Colton’s Task Force’ Domestic Violence Legislation

On Friday, April 16th, the Illinois House approved legislation sponsored by State Representative David Welter, following a horrific incident in his district in September 2019 when Christopher Miller, the estranged husband of Cassandra Tanner-Miller, was out on bond and went to Tanner-Miller’s home and brutally beat Tanner-Miller, attacked his stepdaughter, and shot and killed their 18-month old son, Colton Miller. 

HB3317, championed by Ms. Tanner-Miller, creates the Domestic Violence Task Force Act, creating the Domestic Violence Task Force to establish a consistent, uniform statewide system to protect victims and survivors of domestic violence, while holding offenders accountable.

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‘I’m afraid he might hurt me’: After Her Court Plea for Protection, Alyssa Broderick was Killed by Her Abusive Stepfather

Alyssa Broderick’s murder is a horrific example of a long-standing problem that hardly ever makes headlines: America’s criminal justice system too often fails to protect victims of domestic and family violence from their abusers.

It was her worst fear – her stepfather was out of jail and she knew she wasn’t safe.

Then 16, Alyssa Broderick told a court that Stephen Broderick, a former detective, had sexually assaulted her, and she pleaded with a judge to keep him away from her and her family. Broderick was out on bond while facing felony charges in the case, which would grow to include allegations of strangulation and years of abuse.

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Father Kills His Two Sons After Texting Wife ‘You’re going to live with this the rest of your life.’

Paul Reinhart had separated from his wife and recently lost his high-paying executive job — in the early hours of May 4, 2021, he had bizarrely published 64 photos from their wedding 19 years ago to his Facebook page and texted his estranged wife, Minde, around the same time — “You should have put your family first,” he wrote. “Now it’s too late. You’re so selfish. You’re going to live with this the rest of your life.” Hours later, he killed his two sons, Rex, 14, and Brody, 11, then he ended his own life.

Read more here. (Naples News)

 

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The Monsters Among Us: A Letter to the Licensing Boards

To:   Psychology Licensing Boards – Clinical & Forensic Psychology   From: Jill Jones Soderman Psychoanalyst, family therapist Executive Director, Foundation for Child Victims of the Family Courts (FCVFC)   Re:    Complaint against an oppressor on behalf of children in need of rescue Deborah Gruen Ph.D. LLC     To the directors of the Psychology Licensing […]

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