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We Loved It! DivorceCorp Documentary Shows Why Parents Knew What They Were Talking About All Along–Finally!

Divorce Corp Divorce Corp.: Documentary More Shocking than Anything Hollywood Can Imagine

Major thanks and congratulations to Director Joe Sorge, Producers Philip Sternberg and James Scurlock, and the rest of the DivorceCorp production team for an outstanding premier of DivorceCorp last night. “They’ve said for parents and children what has been ignored for decades. They system is very, very broken, and the fault lies squarely at the feet of judges, attorneys, and psychologists who profit from it.”  Says Cole Stuart, President of California Coalition.  “We’re grateful that Mr. Joe Sorge and his talented team lent their skill, intelligence, and credibility to a cause of those who’ve been maligned for doing nothing more abnormal than experiencing a rough breakup.   We’re hopeful that now finally the message of parents and children will be heard.”

The film tackles an immensely complicated social pestilence, woven by strands of intensely-personal human drama, with what seems like ease. The film poignantly captures the individual building blocks of personal tragedies by those cast into the maze of horrors that is divorce court, and constructs them for us to prove the true culprit–an edifice of institutionalized sin.  From the perspective Sorge and his team provide, we can “step back” from the personal experience to see that the source of our and our family’s and friends’ personal tragedies goes far deeper than a crooked divorce attorney or two, or a “mom vs. dad” “he said/she said” or “feminists vs. father’s rights” conflict, but a very well-executed plan designed by lawyers, judges, and erstwhile psychologists driven by greed, power, and a stunningly blind arrogance.

DivoreCorp explains how litigants fall prey to that system by buying into those stereotypes; how, by seeking to “win” a divorce, litigants guarantee their own failure, and usually the failure of those around them–except of course those who dug the pits and provided the tools of foolish self-destruction. It’s been said that a couple in divorce, “either wins together or loses together. There is no in between” DivorceCorp shows why, and, and how our own human faults feed a larger system geared to devour those who exhibit them. DivorceCorp is at once a relentlessly entertaining first-class documentary, and bone-chillingly real B-Movie horror film.

Congratulations to the DivorceCorp team for putting the powerful medium of film up to a task for which it is far too-infrequently used, and filling movie theaters with horror, laughter, tears, understanding, and a message, for a critically important, and very non-fiction, cause.


Family Court Racketeering Suit Expands to Name San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith for Use of City Prosecutors to Protect Local Divorce Industry Abuse

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The COALITION’S Amended Complaint Expands to Include Jan Goldsmith and Emily Garson for Prosecutorial Misconduct

January 9, 2014—San Diego, CA—Today California Coalition for Families and Children expands their Racketeering lawsuit in federal court to detail San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith’s use of  City Attorney’s Office’s resources to prosecute critics of the divorce industry.  The federal complaint details Goldsmith’s and Assistant City Attorney Emily Garson’s misconduct in criminal proceedings against the Coalition and it’s President, Colbern Stuart, jailing him on false charges.

Assistant City Attorney Garson’s behavior is simply criminal-far beyond what prosecutors are permitted. The City’s own documents show she manufactured evidence and testimony.” Says Coalition President Colbern Stuart. Stuart was arrested while protesting with other parent members of the Coalition at an April, 2010 family law seminar hosted by the San Diego County Bar Association.

City Attorney Jan Goldsmith is a former Family Court judge, and his wife, Christine Goldsmith, is a sitting judge and Defendant in the Coalition lawsuit.  “Goldsmith’s prosecution of the case reeks of conflict of interest.  He staffed the case with a young prosecutor who apparently didn’t understand the depth of the illegal conduct she was being asked to perform. Obstruction of justice by a prosecutor is a serious felony—a clear and egregious violation of law and ethics rules.”  says Stuart. “There’s no excuse for such behavior. She’s breaking the law to protect ravenous divorce lawyers. It’s simply disgraceful.”

“At the very least, it shows extremely poor judgment, but more accurately widespread disregard for the law among those sworn to up hold the law in the City Attorney’s Office.  God save us when this egregious misconduct becomes tolerable behavior.”  says Stuart.

From the Amended Complaint:

 GROCH’S Order and GARSON’S numerous acts of punishment and prosecution of protected speech commentary against the City Attorney, and GARSON’S perjury and subornation of perjury constitute deprivations of STUART’S rights secured under the First, Fourth, Fifth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution and related provisions of the Constitution of the State of California. Whether shielded from civil accountability or otherwise, the felonies represent a deplorable pattern of contempt of law. They are also RICO predicate crimes under 18 U.S.C. § 1961(1)(A) and (B), as detailed below.

GARSON lacked probable cause to initiate the People v. Stuart matter. Her sworn declarations as a complaining witness in doing so are crimes—felonies under federal law—several and severe. STUART has endured years in persecution as a result of such outrageous behavior. He re-appears today to redress those acts for himself and, he prays, thousands of others who have suffered similar and even more outrageous insults, violations, deprivations, and injuries under the indecency of those who today occupy offices of honor, yet who regularly debase those offices while driven by motives no one, perhaps not even they themselves, could honor.

That failure, combined with [The Commission on Judicial Performance’s] impotence to swiftly punish the same in deterrence, makes the act of entrusting a complaint to BATTSON and SIMI at outrageous risk of constitutional injury by county judicial officers behaving as a steerage-fare gallery of feckless petit-tyran, perversely immunized under the honor of patriots to indulge frolic, whimsy, and caprice. What shame a profession of reason today endures.

Under BATTSON and SIMI’S habituated tolerance for judicial misconduct, disregard of ethical canons and constitutional restrictions on abuse of authority, the mere act of identifying a litigant in an investigation subjects her to jeopardy by officer complained of or the officer’s colleagues acting in lockstep sympathy.

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Before/After Poll: What Was Your Impression of Your Custody Evaluator?

Your Opinion Matters to Us!

At CCFC we’re always seeking feedback from parents to pass along to the divorce industry and courts.  We’ve prepared a brief poll seeking parent input about your impression of child custody evaluators before and after you hired them.  If your divorce involved a paid child custody evaluator, what was your impression before and after your experience?  Your answers are anonymous, so please feel free to comment as well as respond with as many choices as are true for you. Instructions: Pick as many answers as apply, or add your own to “Other.”  There is no right/wrong answer–we’re only interested in your subjective impressions. THANK YOU!

Results will be posted in two weeks.  Visit CCFC online at our Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/ccfconline

Thank you!

Yelp, or Gulp? Yelp’s “Recommended” Reviews–Why Knowing What Reviews Aren’t “Recommended” is More Telling than the Reviews that Are

Yelp's Cover for Stehen Doyne's "Recommended" Reviews--what's "not recommended" turns out to be more telling that what is...

Yelp’s Cover for Stehen Doyne’s “Recommended” Reviews–what’s “not recommended” turns out to be more telling that what is

The Power, and Unforeseen Truth, of the Internet

Say these words ten years ago and what would the reaction be?

“Google it”

“He’s a Blogger”

“It’s good Netizenship”

“I heard on Twitter”

Today, those words are not only universally understood, the listener knows that whatever is about to follow the phrase is so important that millions have already tuned in.

And one word that’s achieving that level of authority—Yelp.  There are many recent articles on Yelp’s content, star ratings, features, and the effect it can have on a business, but few have probed the boundary lines that Yelp itself imposes on reviews.  Yelp describes the goal of “filtering” reviews–to make the published reviews that go into its “star” rating more reliable by filtering out “unreliable” reviews.  Yelp itself explains its own policies in a simple video below.  We suggest viewing it before proceeding with this article.

We’ve experimented with this new “recommended” policy and here share what we’ve learned.  It’s very revealing, but not revealing in the way Yelp probably intended.  The reviews Yelp’s software filters as “recommended” may, or may not, be in fact more reliable.  But it turns out that Yelp’s policy about deleting, or hiding certain reviews as “not recommended’ speaks volumes more.

We’ve posted information regarding several family court professionals who we’ve become familiar with, both from personal experiences and by learning from the experience of others.   Yelp’s reaction has been insightful not only about our reivews, but about the others it “removes” to “not recommended.”  In other words, Yelp promotes, or “yelps,” some reviews, and swallows, or “gulps” others.

Take, for instance, Dr. Stephen Doyne—the notorious “Dean” of the San Diego Family Law industry.  If you’ve viewed our site before you know that CCFC has filed a lawsuit in United States District Court in the Southern District of California accusing Doyne, among many others of his family court colleagues, of criminal racketeering, fraud, and abuse of his family court clients.   Our parent members have been vocal about Doyne and several others across the Internet—both good experiences and unfortunately many bad ones.   Our parents have been eager to share those experiences with others who, like we were at one point—enter family court thinking it behaves like any other professional services industry—regulated by laws and professional standards.

What we learned is that family court psychologists, attorneys, and judges are not subject to ordinary professional oversight and regulation—they’s entirely virtually free from oversight by appellate courts, civil courts, professional ethics boards and disciplinary committees.  We’ve written letters, reports, complaints, and campaigned to every authority with potential jurisdiction over the industry, and virtually all have taken a “hands off” attitude toward family court operations and professionals.  “Family Court is a closed society” they respond.  “If you have a problem, take it up with the judge.”

We learned, far to late for some, that most of the assumptions that parents carry into family court are simply very, very naive.  As a result of the lack of oversight, professionals such as Doyne and others are free to extort, defraud, and abuse parents and children once they become trapped in the family court system.  Your attorneys?  Well aware of this trap, yet fail to warn you–in some cases even lead you into it, then blame you once ensnared.

And the judges who oversee it?  Willfully ignorant to the abuse, which is not only permitted, but encouraged.

Hence our lawsuit, but that’s a different story.

One venue we attempted to use to explain the fraud and abuse parents face in hiring family court professionals was Yelp.  Many sites such as CitySearch, local news agencies such as Channel 10 and The Reader, and private boards such as “The Public Court” or “FixFamilyCourts” and “Angiemedia” have articles and discussion boards gathering opinions, but Yelp has, by far, the most sophisticated standards for choosing which reviews are “recommended” and which are not.

Here’s what our experience shows.

Yelp does not like reports of lawsuit activity.  We posted the following review on Yelp (Click through-images to enlarge):

CCFC's Review of Doyne Alerting Parents to the Fraud Trap and Racketeering Lawsuit

CCFC’s Initial Alert to Family Court Litigants of the Racketeering Lawsuit and Doyne’s Fraud

Within 48 hours Yelp “‘gulped”, and replaced it with this:

Yelp's "Takedown" of the Doyne Review

Yelp GulpsCCFC’s Alert

We thought the review was important enough to keep up, and re-posted it, with the following alert to Yelp about exactly what we were doing (Click to enlarge):

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CCFC Repeats It’s Alert

This review stayed up long enough to attract about sixty “votes” from users rating is “helpful” “cool” or “funny”—clearly Yelp’s users liked it.  Yelp, did not.  Within days Yelp again removed the post, and even sent an email stating the post didn’t conform to the terms of services.  We looked at Yelp’s terms and no where did we see anything identified as objectionable content.  We asked Yelp to explain, they declined.

Today, when you navigate to Yelp’s page for Stephen Doyne, you’ll find this (click to enlarge):

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Doyne’s Current Reviews–Uniformly Negative

Still all bad reviews, but what’s even more telling is what Yelp filtered out.  Navigate deeper to the gulped  “not recommended” links and you’ll find more—much more… (click to enlarge)

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Yelp Spotted The “Suspicious” Self-Reviews and “Gulped” Them–No Longer Counted in Doyne’s “Star” Rating, but Still Available to Mislead Clients

The “Cole S.” reviews about the CCFC lawsuit are gulped—for violating content terms and restrictions–presumably Yelp thinks we’re “ranting”.  While we disagreed about my post about a lawsuit by Doyne’s former clients violating Yelp’s terms of service, but we were also curious about why the five positive reviews were also filtered out—surely they couldn’t be accused of “ranting” or “repeat negative reviews”—what’s up with the filtering of positive reviews?

Simple—according to Yelp’s video (see above link), their software identifies reviews that are “suspicious”—“suspicious” positive reviews include almost exclusively reviews with a “conflict of interest”—in other words, reviews by the business itself, or entities the business has paid to review it.  In other words—DOYNE IS POSTING POSITIVE REVIEWS ABOUT HISMSELF ONLINE.

See it for yourself–Yelp’s software has identified the “positive” reviews about Doyne to be, in fact, by Doyne.  And his self-promotion isn’t limited to Yelp–the same deceptive reviews also appear prominently in CitySearch’s results–CitySearch’s filters aren’t as sophisticated as Yelp, meaning the fraud identified by Yelp is continuing to deceive consumers at CitySearch (click to enlarge):

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Doyne Repeats His Fraud At CitySearch’s Less Intelligent Site

It gets better.  We tested the theory with another family court warrior–Marilyn Bierer.  As you can see below, Marilyn Bierer is also deep into the business of self-promotion.

Our review of Bierer (click to enlarge):

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CCFC Alerts Family Court Clients of the Racketeering Lawsuit Against Bierer

Yelp gulped it.  But what else appears as “not recommended”?

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Yelp Also Deletes these “positive” Reviews–What Were They?

In other words, according to Yelp, the two reviews of Bierer from “Steve B” are reviews by Marilyn Bierer or her “conflict-of-interest” colleagues.   I took a capture of the reviews when they were still posted. Here is Steve B.:

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Yelp Detected “Steve B.’s” (Bierer’s Own Self-Promotion) and Deleted It.  Fraud, or Attempted Fraud?

Very flattering–if she might, and did, say so herself.

Now why is that important? If you’re a coffee shop trying to drum up business in a new neighborhood, shame on you, but you’re not breaking the law.  But for professionals such as psychologists and lawyers, it’s illegal to promote yourself in any deceptive way, its’ illegal to reveal client details, and its’ illegal to commit fraud on future clients.  To put it bluntly, Yelp’s “neutral software” has identified strong evidence that Stephen Doyne and Marilyn Bierer have committed fraud, on their clients, fraud on consumers, violated client trusts, and breached numerous ethical rules of their profession.    As bad as the evidence we’ve gathered against them already is, this could be the most damning.

Stay tuned as we use Yelp’s automated software review “gulper” to uncover other fraudulent “self-reviews” detected by others of our family court friends.

If you haven’t already closed the book on family court professionals’ attempt to pose as legitimate enterprises, here’s another reason to do so.  They will eagerly and flagrantly disregard rules of ethics, professional regulations, and law designed to protect you, in order to propagate their treachery harming your family, and possibly ruining your life.

Don’t make the same mistakes we did.  Avoid these frauds at all cost–or cost you it will.

Stay tuned—as our lawsuit unfolds we’ll be the first to report on the depth of the criminal enterprises operating in Family Court.

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The Soft Eugenics of Dark Hearts and Low Minds: Highly Educated, Wealthy Family Court Elites of the Domestic Distpute Industry Criminal Enterprise: Shaping a Future Safe-for Their Crime

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Feminine Justice: Cease and Desist Letter to Former Family Division Head Lorna Alksne

CCFC’s recently filed federal RICO lawsuit

details allegations of a racketeering crime ring harming parents and children throughout California.  The perpetrators?  Not pin-stripped gangsters, ponzi backroom scams, or heady leathered street thugs, but a gang of thugs nonetheless.  Prominent members of our own communities;  Lawyers, psychologists, and even our own judiciary.  The letters below, based on the Alksne template, detail the bigotry, fraud, discrimination, and rampant lawlessness occurring under the noses of San Diego Superior Court judges.  CCFC has called the criminal behavior to their attention, to the attention of the District Attorney and the United States Attorney for this federal district. None have responded, leading CCFC to file a civil rights lawsuit in US District Court for the Southern District of California.  CCFC’s August 21, 2013 press release details further allegations  here.

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“Family Man”: San Diego Family Division Judge Michael Groch–a Gay Single Male Angering San Diego Families

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Its All About the Kids

Oddly, Family Court is set aside for the “sensitive issues” it handles; parent-child relationships, careers, often sanity, and sometimes even lives.  Those assigned to the court are expected to execute a special level of care, compassion, and concern.  For that reason women are disproportionately represented, under the impression that they are “kinder” and “gentler.”  The court has at least one gay male–perhaps for the same bizarre rationalization.

But their performance is anything but kind–parents are regularly subjected to a highly invasive judicial microscope of “soft eugenics”–Judges probing to reward or punish the existence or absence of arbitrary parental behaviors and personalities a given judge likes or dislikes–virtually all of which have nothing to do with even the lowest test of “legitimate state interests.”  A parent is wealthy?  Great! Cash machine.  Unusually neat?  Sounds: A: irrational obsessive-compulsive or B: responsible law abiding citizen.  (Check only one please).  Parent is just like me? Parent of the Year!  She gets everything.

We Know the Law About Families

And who’s making those studied, well-researched, virtually certain stare decisis judgments of the values and behaviors of others they’ve barely met? Former prosecutor-types who couldn’t make it throwing virtually defenseless California criminals in jail.  Banished to Family Court, they appear more successful.  Just don’t tell them that the prey in family court have even fewer defenses from arbitrary judgment, punishment, and “kinder” scorn.   Unleash the talents of a hangman to a waiting room of patients awaiting brain surgery–Why would we be surprised that we end up with a post-op piled with bloodied corpses?

Just…. Be More Like Us!

The rank and file judges–often not even parents themselves–are plagued with horrific personality defects of their own far more serious than any parent in their courtroom–personal and professional misconduct, multiple divorcees, serious domestic violence perpetrators, addicts, some near perversions, financial misdealing, abundant disregard for the rule of law–and disdain for anyone who disagrees.  Good old fashioned thuggery by a rogues gallery of unethical lawyers, judges, and psychologists in what has become a free-for-all crime ring.

As detailed in our lawsuit and soon to come to light, the “special forum” of family court has become “special”–for criminals intent on taking advantage of vulnerable, unsophisticated legal consumers in turmoil, strife, and now even more serious jeopardy.

And how do they regard parents in crisis?  “They’re all animals” says one notable family court psychologist, Stephen Doyne.

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”

John F. Kennedy


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San Diego Family Court “Parent Evaluator” Stephen Doyne Sued for  Federal Criminal Racketeering for Fraud and Abuse of Dozens of His San Diego Clients:  Yet still working for the Court. In his care clients have murdered their children, committed suicide, been thrown in jail, targeted by him for false child abuse allegations, disbarred, bankrupted, ruined careers, homeless, and rivers of pain. His response: “They’re all animals.”

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We’re Only Trying To Help You

If you’re in family court, be aware that it’s anything but family friendly.  Parents had no input–no input whatsoever–in it’s creation, rules, and operation.  It was created and operated by divorce lawyers and Sacramento professional bureaucrats with a jobs agenda–theirs instead of yours or your children’s.  If you’re lucky enough to be the beneficiary on the political side of their agenda–yes, political agenda in a family court–that strongly favors women, feminists, gays–you may take some comfort that the killing machine is working for you.  That is, until it comes for you.  CCFC’s membership is replete with mothers, sisters, and daughters who’ve been duped into trusting, and then outright raped by those who claim to be acting in their interest.  Our Cease and Desist letter examines the history, writings, and workings of the court and its supporters such as the Family Justice Center, and the evidence is stunning.  Exhibit “B” to the Family Justice Center letter sets the evidence forth in graphic detail.

Family Justice Center Founder Casey Gwinn: "We're Feminism on Steroids"

Family Justice Center Founder Casey Gwin: “You’re Feminism on Steroids!” ~ Feminist Visionary Ellen Pence

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We Can Assure Your Safety

The only safe move–we suggest avoiding it altogether if possible.  Free resources like UpToParents and TransParenting are far more effective, safe, and free.  If your attorney doesn’t offer it, or suggests you’ll “do better” fighting, get ready; you’re the next meal on their table.

Some doubt the safety of encouraging cooperative resolution of domestic disputes, arguing that its “risky” trying to bring a feuding couple together lest the man “returns to his abuse.”   For a very few men and women–perhaps.  But the question to ask is “riskier than what?”  The Alliance’s track record with heavy-handed family court judges in San Diego alone is storied with murdered spouses, children, suicides, exacerbated addictions, serious violence, death threats, false arrests, manipulation of police and child welfare agencies, physical attacks, theft, and character/career assassinations–the question is, Alliance: “If fostering domestic cooperation out of strife is risky, then how would you describe fostering its warfare?”

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A Judge’s Judgment: Former Family Court Judge Lisa Schall Placed On Sensitive Family Court Matters After Three Serious Judicial Ethics Violations, Including Reckless Drunk Driving, and Dozens of Litigant Complaints.

What’s going wrong here? 

How have we reached a point at which entrusted officials, sworn to oaths to exercise their power only as it is delegated to them; to check themselves and others in its improper use; to enforce the law equally without regard to friend or foe; to obey the law themselves first and foremost, have been led so astray?  Knowledge of how to prohibit the inevitable abuse of power and the decay it inevitably results in, goes stale while the blood of victims overflows its cup?  Duties to abide by oaths to restrain the power of government are uttered in mocking tones once power is secured behind the hoods and robes of immunity from law?  How is it that those entrusted with enforcing laws on themselves and others in power so regularly cast themselves as the most notorious criminals in the courthouse?  How is it that intelligent people, taught the law, learned in the history of tyranny and oppression our nation was founded to temper and diffuse, schooled in ethics and moral philosophy, of innate human dignity, equal opportunity, and the terror to which power, politics, and greed can quickly devolve into, so blithely ignore what they’ve so well learned?

We’re Judges–We Know Better About
Your Kids Than You

Given the trust and power to protect those liberties, expand opportunities, develop tolerance, and grow the common wealth, how do such people so quickly convert those powers to condemn, restrict, and oppress the very communities they’re entrusted to support?  How have they become converted from a deep awareness of the values and wisdom of “equality” into proponents of rampant partisanship, nepotism, lawlessness, and short-sighted gain for a cherished constituency?

What forces intelligent, learned, experienced people like Lorna Alksne, Michael Groch, Lisa Schall, Stephen Doyne, Casey Gwinn, Jan Goldsmith, and so many others in our community to revert to pre-American rogue-like abuse of the “accidents of birth”; sycophancy and bluster begetting pedestal vanity, mantle entitlements, and their companion piqueish egos?

If We Can’t Do Something Right… What The Hell-Let’s See What Happens!

How have they forgotten the age-old Hippocratic Oath to “above all else, do no harm?”  We hire prosecutors for specific purposes–to punish criminals, but in civil and family court, how is that instinct relevant?  How is it anything other than a defect?  The result–the incompetent’s lack of necessary problem-solving mentality, negotiation skills, and real-client experience is converted into your crime.  “Do it our way or else.”  Now that’s legal talent!

They learned such skills in law school and have had opportunities to develop them, but they chose blunt force objects of handcuffs and an elaborate boudoir of King’s clothing.  Have the skills gone rusty from disuse?  No need to negotiate when you have all the guns.  Have they forgotten–perhaps the tax-subsidized educations they were bought have betrayed them.  Yet they’re educated at some of the world’s finest institutions.  Desperation to earn a living?  Not unless earning more than 95% of Americans makes you destitute.  How can so many so easily turn their back on what they know to be their duties, making choices that reflect so poorly on the opportunities to expand for others the blessings they’ve been so fortunate to enjoy?  Are they secretly on the take?  Psychopathology?  Just plain evil?

“Any man can withstand adversity.  If you really want to test a man’s character, give him power.”  ~Abraham Lincoln

What’s going wrong here?

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Hon. Joel Wohlfeil; One of the Few Family Court Judges Without A Hangman’s Background; As a civil lawyer his background was money. Good thing too. The experience has come in handy in establishing and operating Family Court’s private for-profit forensic psychology enterprise of custody evaluators. Is it “Hon.” or “Herr.” C.O.O.?

Good questions, and as our lawsuit progresses, we’re likely to have some very specific answers to share with you right here, so stay tuned.  The hangman wears a hood of anonymity–the judge wears a robe of immunity.  Unhooded, uncloaked, and no longer protected by the manufactured fiction of inability to sin, the real person stands before God and woman to answer for her crime.  The verdict on sin will await a higher court.

“Man is the only animal that blushes.  Or needs to.”

~- Mark Twain  Following the Equator

In the meantime we encourage your feedback and attention to these critical issues affecting parents and children throughout California and our nation. Please feel free to join us in demanding more–much, much more–from your elected judiciary, paid legal representatives, non-profit public welfare agencies, and those entrusted with the care and well-being of our entire community–not just those they want to win.  Your liberties, the liberties of those you know and love, and perhaps even one day the liberties of your own children and grandchildren hang in the balance.  Don’t allow them to slip.

Good luck parents.

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CCFC v. SDCBA LAWSUIT PLEADINGS: California Coalition for Families and Children v. San Diego County Bar Association, United States District Court, Southern District California, Case No. 13cv1944-CAB-BLM

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CCFC Members at April 15, 2010 SDCBA Family Law Subsection Meeting






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Fraudulent Custody Evaluations: The Research–Who Knew What When?

The Research: Who Knew What When?

Tippins and Whitman in 2005: Child Custody Evaluations Are Fraud:

We try to keep you up on the latest legal and psychological research for child custody and the law, but now we’re going to have to go back a few years, but only to make a point.  Bear with us, you may learn something useful today if we’re not careful….

A friend pointed out recently the uncanny resemblance between the NFL’s foot-dragging in recognizing brain injury by concussions and the divorce industry’s polyanish reluctance to acknowledge the fraudulent harm of child custody evaluations.  It’s a keen observation–The divorce industry may be heard to claim “we didn’t know” that child custody evaluators were fraudulent.  “We didn’t know” that the evaluators were bilking parents out of millions.  “We didn’t know” that the evaluations caused enormous harm and endangered the lives of children and parents alike.

“We didn’t know….  and besides, the courts and lawyers love psychological evaluators!”  

Well, football fans love bone-crushing, brain-damaging football matches too, and there’s nothing more scientifically reliable for a medical hypothesis than a football stadium full of season ticket holders, but some are just annoyingly curious.  What does (and did) the divorce industry know about reliability of child custody evaluators, and when did they know it?  

In 2005, experienced child custody lawyer Timothy Tippins and psychologist Jeffrey Whittman published a study in the leading Family Law industry journal “Family Court Review.”  They studied the scientific methodology behind child custody evaluations, years of clinical research  longitudinal studies, ethics, and market dynamics.  They applied the scientific method to attempt to “validate” the methods used by forensic psychologists in custody evaluations–is there any science to determining the “best interests of the child”?  Is a psychologist charging hundreds of dollars per hour any better than a judge, jury, or layperson, or (lest we forget) the child’s own parents?

Their conclusion: The methods relied on by psychologists in selling child custody evaluations are shaky and questionable at best–in most cases little or no better than a layperson’s guesswork, so lawyers and judges must beware of the potential for fraud by those who get paid to say otherwise.

Good advice–and more importantly honest advice from a lawyer and psychologist themselves who might otherwise be inclined to support the field of child custody evaluations.   Read on to learn more about Tippins’ and Whitman’s findings, and look at family court practices since publication of this article in 2005–have judges, court personnel, attorneys, and evaluators themselves heeded Tippins and Whitman’s advice and “call for clinical humility and judicial vigilance?”  

CCFC PRESS RELEASE: FAMILIES FIGHTING BACK! Families Sue Family Court for Federal Racketeering Crime

CCFC Logo August 20, 2013–California Parents Announce Filing of Federal Racketeering Lawsuit Against Family Court Judges; Charge Criminal Extortion, Bribery, Abuse of Office

San Diego, CA – In its continuing campaign to end the harassment, fraud, and abuse rampant in California State Family Courts, a parents’ rights group, the California Coalition for Families and Children, has filed a lawsuit today in federal court charging the San Diego County courts, social workers, divorce attorneys, and psychologists with federal criminal racketeering.

“The abuses of parents and children by Family Courts, social workers, and family law attorneys have harmed parents and children for far too long. We intend to end that abuse.” says CCFC President Colbern Stuart. “Family court is designed by its makers to be probably the most dangerous life event parents and children can endure. It enables and profits from every inhumane instinct known to man— greed, hate, resentment, fear—resulting in abundant cash flow for the divorce industry and a fallout of  parent and children’s misery.”

“And behind the curtain of this machine of misery we’ve uncovered its cause—the multi-billion dollar divorce industry, populated by judges, attorneys, and a machinery of tax-dollar fed “judicial administrators,” social workers that George Orwell would marvel at.”
“We’ve been delivering that message kindly for years now, yet the tide keeps rising on families in crisis. We’ve appealed to the county courts, state and local politicians, state judicial oversight bodies, United States Representatives, and just plain old human dignity, but the harassment and abuse of parents and children has only increased. A resort to federal court intervention in the widespread criminal collusion in state government was the next logical step.”

“It’s time to recognize Family Court for what it is—a corporate crime ring raiding parents and children of financial and psychological well-being, and devouring our children’s futures. And its not just divorce lawyers—its judges, “judicial administrators,” psychologists, cops and prosecutors—people we should be able to trust—in a modern day criminal cabal using county courtrooms and sheriff’s deputies as the machinery of organized crime.” Say Stuart. “Since state officials’ hands are too deep into the cookie jar to stop their own abuse, we’re seeking the assistance of federal oversight.”

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The Domestic Dispute Industry–The Criminal Cartel You’ve Grown to Know and Love.

10-17-2013 10-32-38 AM

Dr. Stephen Doyne: “Certified Forensic Criminal Investigator”, Yet Sells Himself as a “caring listener”: Like any CSI, listening, watching, investigating, and building a case . . .


To those seeking information

. . .  about Stephen Doyne and San Diego Child Custody Evaluators, we here offer what will hopefully be an enlightened perspective from a parent who’s seen several sides of the issue.  Feel free to comment here or join the discussion at www.carpedicta.com.

By now the “big news” we’ve been advertising is out of the bag–if you’re here you probably have already read about the RICO/civil rights lawsuit filed against Doyne and the San Diego Family Courts. In short, San Diego parents and children harmed by Doyne and friends’ criminal racketeering, fraud, and unbelievably callous and illegal “winner take all” high stakes parental death match are taking action to stop Doyne and others from the gravely destructive and demonstrably illegal practices in family court.  We’ve been shocked at how judges, attorneys, and “evaluators” such as Doyne successfully bilk parents out of their children’s college funds with a kind handshake, smile, and knife in the back.  He’s gotten away with it for years, but now that dozens of parents have found each other, compared notes, and mobilized on the internet and in state and federal courts, the noose is out.  As we predicted at the April 10, 2010 SDCBA Seminar--Dr. Doyne is Dr. Done.

The cards of this round are already dealt.  The hand, if played out as expected, leaves little more than parents picking out who lives to tell the other scoundrels about the slaughter of Doyne and other deserving souls that’s now underway.  But one question remains: Why? Why would intelligent human beings, even ones eager to earn a buck, inflict such misery on children and parents who are already in probably the most stressful event in their lives?  Why would people who otherwise probably go to church, share in their communities, and have families of their own so willfully inflict the terror of the power they wield to hurt–rather than help–those less fortunate than them?  Doyne calls himself a “Dr.”-a healer.  What self-respecting human who’s responsible for buckets full of parents’ and children’s tears, sorrow, and pain–for decades to come–think he deserves the respect that title brings?  Clearly not human–what creatures are these?

10-17-2013 10-44-01 AM

Dr. Stephen Doyne: Forensic (Criminal) Investigator and Leader of San Diego Family Court Judges: In his care clients have murdered their children, committed suicide, been thrown in jail, targeted by him for false child abuse allegations, disbarred, bankrupted, ruined careers, homeless, and rivers of pain. His response: “They’re all animals.”

Evil. Disgrace. Unspeakable horror.  Sham.  But of those few words that do come to my mind, none more fitting than these:

“The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”

~Albert Einstein

Whatever “these creatures” are, they’re soon to be gone.  The parents, children, and families intended to be the benefactors of “Family Court” will no longer “don’t do anything about it.”

From a brilliant American mind on the issue of tyranny and the “shabby” silent lies that nurse it’s fragile existence,

In the meantime, a bit of history.  I attach below a letter I originally delivered to Dr. Doyne in early 2009 after many months and many thousands of dollars of “mediation” that became a highly destructive money pit.  I recently “unearthed” this letter from my records (it’s now four years old).  Reading the letter after years of dealing with this man and the cesspool of divorce courts, evaluators, and attorneys is eye-opening.

With perspective I can see that I was extremely naive in thinking my input to Doyne would receive fair attention.  He billed (and bills) himself as a “forensic psychologist”–someone who goes deeper than merely listening to complaints and helping work out problems.  However, in my case he did no forensic work whatsoever–In fact, Doyne ignored all of the red flag warning signs I highlighted for him.  He performed no investigation whatsoever into the very serious concerns of child and spousal abuse.

After months and thousands of dollars with no progress, shortly after I sent this letter (and after receiving yet another $2,500 bill from Doyne) I told him I was done–he was making no progress on any issue I advanced, but was instead focusing on an endless list of petty “concerns” by my ex.  You can see my frustration in the letter.

10-17-2013 10-42-36 AM

Dr. Stephen Doyne; Custody Evalutor to Child Abusers: Science for Sale

He’s neither a forensic nor a clinician–he’s a very convincing fraud.  Though he charges huge bills, he did in my case no “forensic” work whatsoever.  He relies heavily on the MMPI–a controversial “personality survey.”  Rather than do the digging required for real forensic work, he prefers the MMPI “crystal ball.”  Ask any “real” psychologist and you’ll learn the entire profession of psychology treats Doyne and his “evaluator” colleagues as carnival midway sharpers.  I’ll post more later on a book by Margaret Hagen that’s available now online for free at www.whoresofthecourt.com.  If you’re  parent it’s an eye-opening read.

What Doyne does well is encourage strife and perpetuate fees.  In my case he did nothing whatsoever to even address the very serious “forensic” issues I raised, instead billing to “resolve” petty non-issues that any fifth grader with a two-sided coin could have resolved.  When I read the letter below today I get chills recalling the terror he blindly allowed, and billed extravagantly, to overtake our divorce.

In short, the people he pitches his services to–“high conflict”–are far more likely to be harmed (and bankrupted) than helped.  If you’re into bloodlust, be my guest. You’ll regret it soon enough.  The people who have a peaceful time don’t need him anyway, but he’ll be happy to fill his empty appointment calendar and take your child’s college fund or your next vacation fund for as long as you need him to make you feel better. (Fast forward ten years: “Thanks Mom! Thanks Dad! Feel better now that I have to take $100,000 in loans just to go to Junior College?  But, hey, at least we can qualify for low income loans since you tanked everyone’s savings and career in the divorce!  THANKS!!!).

If you want a crook, you’ve found him in Doyne.  If you want peace, run.  Especially if he or she is angry, manipulative, and/or aggressive.  If he/she’s not (and/or you’re not), you don’t need Doyne anyway, so why spend the money? Resources like uptoparents.com are free and far, far more healthy.

Best of luck parents. I hope you can learn from my mistakes, and the mistakes of other victims of the San Diego divorce industry.

God Bless.

How NOT to get divorced… Maybe someday we’ll laugh about it? (Lynn Stuart)

Man Who Bought My Wife. Lynn Stuart, Croix Stuart, Matthew Horsley

Lynn Stuart, Matt Horsley, Croix Stuart

Updated from Blogger–Repost please!

California Coalition for Families and Children, PBC


To those seeking information

. . .  about Stephen Doyne and San Diego Child Custody Evaluators, we here offer what will hopefully be an enlightened perspective from a parent who’s seen several sides of the issue.  Feel free to comment here or join the discussion at www.carpedicta.com.

By now the “big news” we’ve been advertising is out of the bag–if you’re here you probably have already read about the RICO/civil rights lawsuit filed against Doyne and the San Diego Family Courts. In short, San Diego parents and children harmed by Doyne and friends’ criminal racketeering, fraud, and unbelievably callous and illegal “winner take all” high stakes parental death match are taking action to stop Doyne and others from the gravely destructive and demonstrably illegal practices in family court.  We’ve been shocked at how judges, attorneys, and “evaluators” such as Doyne successfully bilk parents out of their children’s college…

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