I lost my joint legal custody at my October 1, 2004 contempt hearing below.
Definition of the word thrive thrive
When asked "Okay. So just to be very clear, you would recommend that custody remain as is" by my former husband's attorney, Dr. Hill replies"I have no reason to recommend otherwise" (lines 6-8 below).
Then on cross examination shown below, my attorney David Canale questioned Dr. Jacqueline Hill about her testifying that Brandon was thriving educationally. When asked by Canale "You said he was thriving educationally, I think is the word that you used.", Dr. Hill answered “he’s doing all right in school, yes”.
So here Dr. Hill's testimony has gone from thriving to doing all right.
Is being held back a grade doing all right? What are your views on Dr. Hill's testimony? I would love to hear from you.
So Dr. Hill thinks she had some prior contact with Brandon's school. Then she does not know if it was last year or the year before that she checked with my son's school or teachers to see how he is progressing after being held back a grade She is now in court to testify about a child's well being, but for sure has only checked with his father recently about Brandon's school performance. Dr Hill did not call the school to check on Brandon's performance prior to this hearing, despite him being held back a grade under his father's care. This is clearly not in the best interest of my child.
At least for now, Dr. Jacqueline Hill can no longer be involved in any custody cases in the state of Georgia.
The first Public Consent Order filed September 22, 2008 against Dr. Hill is from an incident occurring in February 2005 (four months after Dr. Hill's testimony in my case on October 1, 2004) is below. It says that during child custody proceedings Dr. Hill offered testimony about the children and their educational needs despite never having met the children and never having performed any diagnostic testing on the children. It also states that on one occasion Dr. Hill allowed an unlicensed psychologist to perform testing on one of the parents.
Please see the May 27, 2011 Second Public Consent Order below and what action was taken against Dr. Hill by the Georgia State Board Examiners Of Psychologists.
Diane Woods was the original GAL during the divorce which was finalized in March 2002 and Dr. Jacqueline Hill the court appointed psychologist who performed testing for me, my husband and my children.. There was not a custody hearing after the divorce was final in March 2002. At the October 1, 2004 contempt hearing I was arrested in the courtroom for the alleged fraudulent sale of my marital home the Doral Property and back child support that I paid and proved. I did not know that I had lost my joint legal custody until I received the October 19, 2004 Order.
For over 20 years I had been a licensed real estate broker and lived in east Cobb County. My clients consisted of the Department of Veterans Affairs, the FDIC, law firms, doctors, major corporations, etc. I was very well respected and had an excellent reputation in the business community.
In my care, all three of my children had excelled in school, sports, music and the arts. I volunteered at Sope Creek Elementary School teaching art history classes monthly from 1996-2002 (my oldest son and daughter attended kindergarten through fifth grade there). From 1995 -2001, I was at times a co-leader in my daughters Daisy, Brownie and Girl Scout troop at Sope Creek Elementary, from the time she was in kindergarten through the fifth grade. Additionally, I volunteered at Dickerson Middle School monthly working in the library from the time my oldest son Adam attended there in 1998 until 2001. My daughter was so advanced in trumpet playing that after her second year at Dickerson Middle School they had her teaching trumpet in the band classes at Walton High School. I was mainly responsible for my youngest son Brandon winning the Reflections Arts Recognition Program award for Sope Creek Elementary school during kindergarten (2000-2001). He went on to compete for the Reflections award for for Cobb County and the state level. During kindergarten Brandon was also the Walmart poster boy for Garanimals, and his pictures were all over every Walmart in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Brandon also sang in a local group who was asked to perform on the Coca Cola stage at the Macon Georgia Music Hall of Fame and at many fairs and events. Yes, I am this mother mentioned above who lost custody of her children. It is hard to believe. Nothing can be done to return all those years I lost with my children after I lost custody. But something can and must be done so other mothers and fathers don't experience the deprivation and loss of their children when parental custody rights are terminated by our family courts without just cause.
The crime committed against the parent who loses custody is described best by Dr. Karen Huffer in her book about Legal Abuse Syndrome (PTSD), and how it plays out after you've been traumatized. She wrote two books Legal Abuse Syndrome and "Unlocking Justice. The targeted parent is often barraged with legal proceeding after legal proceeding in courts that do not understand the problem called LAS or Legal Abuse Syndrome according Dr. Karin Huffer. Dr. Huffer states that" LAS is a form of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and is not a mental illness but more like psychological abuse that is inflicted upon the person causing them emotional pain, suffering and confusion". She states "that LAS stems from corrupt or poorly managed court situations that perpetrate and destroy another person with false allegations, abuses by the courts or vexatious litigation's that are filed in the courts". In other words she says it is basically, “psychic injury, not a mental illness. It is a personal injury that develops in individuals assaulted by ethical violations, legal abuses, betrayals, and fraud. And it is the abuse of power and authority and a profound lack of accountability in our courts, which compound an already stressful experience.”
This blog is dedicated to all those mothers and fathers who have been unjustly deprived by the family courts of their basic fundamental right to be a mother or father with equal custody rights. Depriving a mother or father of custody over their children, for no just cause, is a crime against children.