We Asked – Will Parents (Pro se) Be Given the Same Educational Experiences as Lawyers

We have sent several letters to the Judicial Branch regarding the course which was being offered by the York County and Maine Bar to its members. We asked whether or not the Judicial Branch had any plans to give the … Continue reading

Reply from Maine’s Judicial Branch on DOJ Letter Concerning Illegal Enforcement of Fines and Fees

On March 20, 2016 we queried the Judicial Branch on whether or not they were aware of a recent letter published by the Department of Justice.The Judicial Branch responded a day later that they know but – the issues brought … Continue reading

Speak Out – 2015 Survey on the State of our Family Courts

As a consumer of Judicial Services rarely have you ever been given the opportunity to provide feedback to your Family Court system on how they are doing. There is no exit survey on the experience you just had. As a … Continue reading

It is High Time for Court Reform – Current Process Invites Problems

In his recent opinion piece, Portland attorney, Peter Murray, has written a thoughtful, serious analysis of troubling symptoms coming from Maine’s probate courts, along with a call for reform and his thoughts about how to do probate reform. In so … Continue reading

Parents “What do I owe?” – Family Court “How much you got?”

Mr. Craig Kelly appears to be a politician whom the Guardian ad litem/ Court reform movement could use. He recently gave a speech earlier this month regarding the use of a court appointed expert who by all appearances took advantage … Continue reading

Is the New Maine Guardian ad litem Complaint Process Fair to Parents?

The following was sent to Mary Ann Lynch of the Judicial Branch regarding the new and improved complaint process that the judicial branch has asked us (consumers) to use since September 1, 2015. While the new rules and complaint process … Continue reading

Some questions to ask your Guardian ad litem

Our court system has us believe that the role of Guardian ad litem is at least in theory a person who is the eyes and ears of the court offering a neutral and unbiased view of the divorcing family. In … Continue reading

Am I the only one who sees this GAL is wrong?

The stages of realizing there is a problem with the Family Court System is universal for families, relatives and friends who have experienced the system first hand. In our frustration with the courts we spend different lengths of time working … Continue reading

Questions that we hope the Judiciary Committee will ask Judge Moskowitz

Senator Dutremble Dear Senator Dutremble: Regarding the re-appointment of Judge Jeffrey Moskowitz As supporters and constituents we are asking you to forward this questionnaire to the Judiciary Committee of the Maine Legislature. Many people watching and listening to the Judge … Continue reading

“All Judges Should Obey the Law, Like Anyone Else” US Associate Justice Elena Kagen

Must Maine Judges obey the law, “like anyone else”? It is a vital issue that must be decided by the Judiciary Committee of the Legislature as a result of this re-appointment hearing.  1.) WE OPPOSE THE RE-APPOINTMENT OF JUDGE JEFFREY … Continue reading