Complaining About Judicial Conduct – The Oversight of Judges

We welcome a chance to respond to Divorce Corp‘s invitation to speak out on the topic, “oversight of judges” or the efficacy of corrective action for allegations of judicial misbehavior. The brief answer to the issue posed by Divorce Corp … Continue reading

Is the Re-appointment Process of Judges Broken – the Endorsement of the Hon Patricia Worth

On Thursday March 19, 2015 was a moment of truth at the re-appointment hearing for the Hon Patricia Worth. A gang of lawyers, a representative of the bar, a judge and the head of the Judicial re-appointment committee came to … Continue reading

Bullying Judges Affects Lives

Does this title sound like preposterous, science fiction fantasy? The very idea of anyone bullying a stern, sober, black-robed judge, sitting high on the bench of a district court room sounds like one, huge stretch, but consider the dynamics. Judges … Continue reading

Tardiff V Sullivan – Another Poster Child case for a Dysfunctional Family Court

We are pleased to be able to publish this brief, a public document and an appeal to the Maine Supreme Court. It is a horrifying story. It shows how a series of court actions have deprived a good man, a … Continue reading

Management by Crisis – The Judicial Branch and Financial Shortfall 2015

Last week we had a sudden change to the Judiciary Committee schedule. The Judicial Branch was making a presentation to the Judiciary Committee for a supplemental budget of $1M to get through to July 2015. This is not the first … Continue reading

LD 349, SP 132, 127th Legislature An Act To Ensure Accountability of Guardians Ad Litem

Summary of this bill: 1. Removes the quasi-judicial immunity provided to guardians ad litem by statute; 2. Allows a cause of action and the award of punitive damages against guardians ad litem who falsely accuse parties of abuse or neglect … Continue reading

Why is the Divorce Industry Calling Us “Bad Sports”…. Again?

Once again, we are hearing from the Maine divorce industry a repeat of their 2013 analysis of consumer complaints about Maine Guardians ad litem (GALs) and Family Courts. To put it in a very small nutshell: “Whiners!”,  “Losers!”,  “Those with … Continue reading

Did the Maine Supreme Court Make the Right Decision to Terminate Parental Rights?

The headline that the Maine Supreme Court upheld the termination of parental rights of a man who killed two in front of his son. The father killed the mother of his children and a friend back on July 25, 2011. … Continue reading

Why LePage’s tax Reform Plan Rattles Lawyers

Under the current proposal lawyer’s fees will be subject to the new expanded tax and the lawyer’s are upset. They claim that by taxing their services – people (consumers/ parents) will not be able to afford a lawyer. What? Lawyer’s … Continue reading

2015 – MeGAL bills for Family Court and Guardian ad litem Reform

This year we are lucky enough to have ( 6 ) bills which have been sponsored for legislation. While we do not expect all of them to become bills/ laws – if nothing more this will be an opportunity to … Continue reading