PARENTING RIGHTS INSTITUTE
P.O. Box 8302
Utica, New York 13505
TO: All media and interested parties
FROM: Parenting Rights Institute
Re: Parent Equality Lawsuit in New York Supreme Court
Date: December 17, 2017
Call: Dr. Leon Koziol (315) 796-4000
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Parenting Rights Institute Director, Leon R. Koziol, has filed a declaratory judgment action in New York Supreme Court challenging the custody classifications mandated by child support laws. It seeks to invalidate “an antiquated custody system” which promotes discrimination against fathers. It is also challenging the financial incentives caused by Title IV-D of the federal Social Security Act resulting in judge bias and draconian support enforcement practices.
According to the sponsor of this “extraordinary” civil rights action:
“While new classifications of people are being accorded equal rights in marriage, military, and employment, fathers retain a victimized status in these courts. This is confirmed by the U.S. Census Bureau which over a three decade period still reports that nearly 85% of all child support payors are fathers. Routinely put on the defensive, stigmatized with ‘dead beat’ slurs and committed to debtor prisons, they remain our last bastion of institutionalized discrimination.”
This lawsuit is expected to have co-sponsors in weeks to come consisting of “similarly aggrieved fathers, non-custodial mothers, veteran groups, and parents oppressed by protracted proceedings that are lucrative for the bench and bar. New York has been criticized as having the most dysfunctional lawmakers in the nation with eleven different trial courts in its judicial branch. This has resulted in an epidemic ranging from needless suicides, murders and health care costs to aggravated domestic violence and declines in worker productivity.
It was filed in New York Supreme Court, Oneida County and may be considered the upstate counterpart to a downstate action filed by eight mothers in Supreme Court, Manhattan. However, this case is extraordinary in that it features a model father and civil rights attorney persecuted as a judicial whistleblower, causing him to lose his daughters, livelihood and professional licenses within months of his 2013 testimony before the Moreland Commission on Public Corruption. Over a twelve year period his originally uncontested divorce has produced an unprecedented 40 trial level jurists, over 100 appealable orders and unconscionable violations of human rights.
PLEASE SHARE THIS NEWS RELEASE FOR THE SAKE OF GENUINE EQUALITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY FOR CORRUPTION IN OUR NATION’S DIVORCE AND FAMILY COURTS!