Well I heard all
the stories about how these bureaucracies
have gotten out of control and are
just rubber stamps for whatever
agenda the judge wants. I heard
how some average $5,000 per month
for every homeless child they can
create. How they came up with opinions
that were 100% based on hearsay
(boy is that true), which is not
even admissible in any real court
of law, and how they had financial
incentives to separate parents from
their children. However, until I
was told my report was "completed"
today without even interviewing
me, or seeing me with my children,
I thought they would at least go
through the motions and not be so
arrogant as to file a report without
even meeting me.
Well - SURPRISE,
SURPRISE these folks are totally
psychic and come to conclusions
without both sides of the story
- as long as it is the mothers.
They don't need any of those pesky
things like communications, fair
play and hearing both sides to complete
their investigations. So even though
I have not even seen this report
yet - I already know it must be
totally bogus - as no reasonable
person would file a report on someone
without at least interviewing them,
and ideally seeing them interact
with their own kids.
Well I just got
back from reading it and it is pretty
much what I expected, reading "this
reporter with only one-side of the
story has no choice but to recommend
full custody to mother" - all
without even picking up the phone
to call dad, telling him the report
was available for review of any
such pesky process to ensure input
from all sides.
Here are some other
comments from people who have seen
this process first hand: (more unbelievable
The report is written
to a Judge and is not copied in
theory, (WINK, WINK! ) by
anyone. Everyone copies but
just pretends they did not. Making
notes could be comprehensive as
dictating into a machine - i.e.
you can dictate the whole thing.
I know one guy who took a small
portable scanner in and copied in
the hallway. Maybe he can
loan you the scanner or tell you
The report will
replete with hearsay which is not
checked by those involved. It is a
good way to get hearsay into the record
if the hearsay favors you. Be
The Probate officer's
chief qualification is a relative
in the legislature - its a patronage
job as I hear it.
The job of the
probation officer is to input the
kids perspective into the process.
My GAL got confused and thought it
was a "Roast " of the father.
I was so mad at the GAL after I read
her report I could have done terrible
things. I was very insulted
at the whole thing. There was no balance,
no fairness or any pretended effort
Be prepared to
take the PO into court and cross examine
When an expert
in family law was asked: "Well
as a Pro Se shouldn't you have the
same rights as any lawyer to copy
All of them have the nerve to
do whatever they want. Deny you
minor civilities and deny you
your most fundamental rights,
you income, your property and
We need to stop, to stop this
tyranny...We need to get the message
out to the public to stand against
make a Xerox copy (i.e. a
copy machine). You can make
a handwritten copy or even
bring in a tape recorder to
record your reading of it.
No Xerox copies otherwise
you may let the public know
precisely what the 'GAL or
family services officer said
-and perhaps discredit her
words in some way. (lawyers
can make a Xerox of the report
Yes, it's all a load of crap
to do two things: 1) make
it seem so official and professional
determining that you shouldn't
have custody. and 2) a way
for the system to make more
money for more of their services.
I have wrestled
with whether to participate or not
either. If I do participate,
I hold no illusions about 'educating'
these buffoons to see the light of
day. They are COMPLETELY incompetent
at best, TOTALLY corrupt at worst.
I tend to think they are more incompetent
than corrupt, although I think they
are both. Have you ever had
a conversation with a state employee
about anything? These people
are mentally deficient.
Rob, I disagree
completely. I'm glad your situation
worked out, but I think that DSS
is the most incompetent government
or quasi-government agency that
there is, and they are corrupt on
top of that. There main mission
is to get funding, and the more
fathers they find to be in neglectful
or abusive the more money they can
justify demanding, and getting,
from us the taxpayers.
| A state cannot foreclose
the exercise of constitutional
rights by mere labels.
|| BIGELOW V. VIRGINIA,
95 S.Ct. 2222, 421 U.S. 809
Call it what
you want, but it still a government
agent interfering with a parent
and his children's interaction.
And likely non-professional one
which just adds to the seriousness
of the problem.