An appeal to Maine’s Supreme Court: Dalton Vs. Dalton CUM-13-521 – the Final Dance

The final installment in the appeal to Maine’s Supreme Court of Dalton V Dalton – Maloney response to Bixby. III) BETH MALONEY’S REPLY TO SUSAN BIXBY By our reading, the Maloney reply to Bixby’s response is a lot easier for … Continue reading

An appeal to Maine’s Supreme Court: Dalton Vs. Dalton CUM-13-521 – the Lawyers Debate

We welcome this chance to publish the final two steps in an appeal to Maine’s Supreme Court, the Dalton vs Dalton case. Step II, which follows here, is attorney Susan Bixby’s reply to Beth Maloney’s original brief.  Maloney’s brief, published … Continue reading

Sen David Dutremble – Time for OPEGA Audit of Family Courts

Parents, family members and friends are outraged over the recent “promotion” of Hon Jeffrey Moskowtz to Deputy Chief Judge. Senator David Dutremble recently wrote to all of Maine’s representatives, Gov. Paul LePage and the Judicial Branch concerning this “promotion”. Both … Continue reading

Is the promotion of the Hon Jeffrey Moskowitz good for Maine’s Families and children?

It is now official that the Hon Jeffrey Moskowitz has been named Deputy Chief of Maine’s District Courts. He is taking over from Deputy Chief Judge Mullen who is moving on to a Superior Court position.  How Moskowitz was selected … Continue reading

Constitutional Issues – Marisa Ringel testimony to Supreme Court

Connecticut has had a string of hearings dealing with Family Court and Guardian ad litem reform. It is much needed there as it is in just about every state in the union. The following is written testimony that was presented … Continue reading

Questions we would like our Judges to answer

Dear Member of the Maine Judiciary Committee of the Legislature, Re: Judging judges: hearings on judicial appointments or reappointment At MeGAL we are writing you-in our role as grassroots advocates for Guardian ad litem and family court reform-about your committee’s … Continue reading

Credibility determinations are left to the sound Judgment of the trier of Fact

One (out of many) of our favorite quotes from a Maine Supreme Court decision has the ring of final authority that is almost biblical. To us, it effectively seems to say, folks, on this sacred verity there is no possible … Continue reading


Maine has four pressing very functional questions for Maine’s family courts.  They have been raised repeatedly by many citizen users of these courts, and the absence of clear, understandable answers poses a significant intellectual barrier to justice in these courts.  … Continue reading

Hon. Andrew Mead – We must work together to ensure justice truly is for all in Maine – a response

Dr Jerome A. Collins response to Hon. Andrew Mead opinion. To cut to the chase in my response to Justice Mead: the fundamental issue is how can democracy in America survive, if one of its major institutions, the Judiciary, is … Continue reading

Child Custody – An appeal to Maine’s Supreme Court: Dalton Vs. Dalton CUM-13-521

It isn’t often that most people have a chance to read an actual divorce and custody story that is being appealed to Maine’s Supreme Court, as we write this.  Child custody appeals are relatively rare. Most people, who might wish … Continue reading