Last year I wrote on my website
about a dad
- who was a lawyer who had become
- who had two kids (1G, age 15,
1B, age 12)
- whose wife was also a lawyer and
was making $229,000+ annually
- who Judge Edw Donnelly ordered
to pay her over half of his disability
income (3300 a month) as child support,
which left him with $1600 a month
to live off of and his wife with
almost $half a million to live off
in the $700,000+ house while he
was living in a two-story walkup
The Commission on Judicial Conduct
did nothing to Donnelly.
The appeal was fruitless.
The wife was abusive to the son because
he was loyal to dad.
The boy sought a 209A against his
mother, but the court refused to give
Boy sought help from DSS. No
Few more things backstage.
Mom kept on kicking him out and calling
dad when she could not handle him.
The boy wanted to live with Dad.
I said, Fine.
Upon my advice, he simply enrolled
the child in the school around the
corner from the apartment.
When September rolled around, kid
simply moved in with dad end began
attending the new school.
Mom capitulated. She did not
want her abuse brought to the attention
of the court in which she always practiced.
Kids has done beautifully.
This week, dad was given "official"
custody (Dilday) and all child support
was stopped (Gibson).
Few other details to be taken care
Some of the other maneuvers have continued
to be helpful.
Put amount of c-s money dad thinks
appropriate into escrow account.
Mom does not pay lawyer.
Mom's lawyer agrees to settle arrearages
for amount in escrow account, which
he then takes for fees.
No contempt . . . and new and lower
c-s amount established.
Think of every way n which you can
circumvent the courts, which are totally
Never consent to a GAL or psychologist
or parenting coordinator.
Never sign anything under duress.
Never plea to anything you did not
Barbara C. Johnson, Advocate of Court
Reform and Attorney at Law
6 Appletree Lane
Andover, MA 01810-4102
The judicial system is very broken.
It must be fixed.
There are four people who can do the
Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and
Everybody thinks Somebody will surely
It is a job Anybody can do. But Nobody
is doing it.
At least I'm trying. What are you
"Women are not men's life partners,
but rivals favored by law."
Paul Craig Roberts, in "The Wars
We Can't Afford to Lose,"
citing Professor Richard T. Hise,
The War Against Men