With the Coronavirus pandemic in full swing across the states, and protesters in Michigan revolting against extreme control over our citizenry, another pandemic is coming when our nation’s divorce and family courts re-open this summer.
How ironic it is that my motorcade idea to open last year’s Parent March on Washington was the main aspect of the one in Michigan (over 1,000 vehicles). We have to do the same as victimized parents before these courts attempt to open with business as usual.
Lawyers (and lawyers on the bench) are anxious to open these antiquated and corrupt courts overflowing with fee predators hungrier than ever. Already I have been told of lawyers returning calls in timely fashion and driving to client homes to pick up their retainer (stimulus) checks.
But when opening day comes, we cannot allow the usual suspects to destroy families as they have been unrestrained for decades. Brutal money grubbing tactics like imputed income and Title IV-D funds from the federal government will come under great scrutiny. Debtor prisons will give way to violent felons released due to the pandemic and the escalating crime which it brings to communities everywhere.
This virus will root out corruption on its own. Parents alienated from their children during lock-down will be more furious than ever, unemployed support debtors will have a national crisis as their unassailable defense to non-payment. In short, family courts as we have come to know it is long gone.
So take heart, justice is coming. We should already be planning a nationwide march in our communities to make sure that family court business changes for the better. That will be the subject of tomorrow’s nationwide conference call. Join us. It’s free and open to the public, an opportunity to do something real positive from your sheltered locations.
So let’s get to it. Contact fellow victims and help us form a powerful parent union against corruption. Call (605) 313-4427. Access code when prompted is 583326. Every Monday and Thursday at 7pm ET until the crisis subsides. You can also call me at our office at (315) 380-3420 or firstname.lastname@example.org.