Unless the California Supreme Court thinks otherwise, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie will have to start their five year divorce all over again after a middle level appeals court disqualified their trial judge in July, 2021. That judge had awarded the couple joint custody and 50/50 parenting time, a proper outcome if one abides by the laws of nature, common sense and gender equality. After all, there was no finding of unfit parenting on either side here.
But unfortunately, divorce and family courts throughout the country do not operate under that logical framework. They continue to deliberate under the antiquated foundation of custody awards, lawyer profits and court revenues supplied by federal entitlement laws known as Title IV-D of the Social Security Act. 42 USC 651 et. seq. It is a funding law which incentivizes court conflict while causing an inherent bias among decision makers who benefit financially over the number and size of support orders they issue.
The Pitt-Jolie trial judge was actually selected by agreement as a way of avoiding publicity and harm to the couple’s five children over which a custody battle had been underway. But like so many cases, that objective was lost as the legal teams on both sides found ways to inject strategies to increase their fees many times over. By the time this fiasco is concluded, most of the impacted children will be in college or capable of emancipation from these parent contestants.
How is any of this now in the so-called “best interests of the child,” that tired old justification used by these courts to seize jurisdiction over such matters? It is a seizure based on a judge-made doctrine dating back to feudal England, known as parens patriae, and carried over to the courts here despite its conflict with our Constitution. It is also the source of legal authority used to establish a child custody framework tailored to a period when moms stayed home as caregivers while dads went off to work for support purposes.
A shared parenting model remains elusive even well into the 21st century because it is a serious threat to a service provider’s gold mine. Under an ideal model, parents would not be required to name a “custodial parent” as a condition for legal separation or a valid divorce decree. Instead, the focus would be on two reasonably fit parents (in this day and age) who are treated as co-equal figures.
Under a shared model, the arbitrary remand of one parent to the inferior and stigmatizing role of “noncustodial parent” would not be in play unless serious abuse or neglect was found by an independent state agency. In most divorce cases, such agencies are not even involved. Nevertheless, unscrupulous lawyers are allowed to concoct all sorts of reasons to select one parent over the other in a “winner-take-all” contest reminiscent of the Roman Coliseum.
Indeed, here is what a veteran judge stated to justify his revolutionary departure from this antiquated custody framework in the case of Webster v Ryan, 729 NYS2d 315 (Albany Fam. Ct. 2001) at fn. 1:
At the outset, the Court notes that the terms ‘custody’ and ‘visitation’ have outlived their usefulness. Indeed their use tends to place any discussion and allocation of family rights into an oppositional framework. ‘Fighting for custody’ directs the process towards determining winners and losers. The children, always in the middle, usually turn out to be the losers…
This Court has abandoned the use of the word ‘visitation’ in its Orders, using the phrase ‘parenting time’ instead. If the word ‘custody’ did not so permeate our statutes and was not so ingrained into our psyches, that word would be the next to go… This misplaced focus draws parents into contention and conflict, drawing the worst from them at a time when their children need their parents’ best.
It is long past the time for a universal shared parenting law so that our government can truly state that it is promoting the “best interests” of our children and not its lawyers. This goal is well supported by other famous actors who tried in vain to influence such reforms. The late Robin Williams made a graphic case against parental alienation in the blockbuster movie, Mrs. Doubtfire. Released nearly thirty years ago, if anything, the alienation is much worse today.
In 2008, during his divorce with Kim Basinger, Alec Baldwin published his book, A Promise to Ourselves, as part of his effort to modernize the California court system. But as quickly as he entered the fray, he abandoned the movement altogether no doubt because it was impairing his acting career or even his very existence given the suicide considerations revealed in that book. Kiefer Sutherland and Jason Patric were similarly motivated to change this system but they too exited the movement upon achieving their personal goals.
As a consequence we see an unprecedented impact upon our society. The time and resources needlessly expended in these courts have harmed our families, children, productivity, health, law enforcement and moral fiber as a nation. In my own divorce, originally uncontested, a 15-year protracted court battle has caused irreparable harm to all concerned. The retributions I endured for a conscientious stand against this system remain off the charts.
This silent epidemic is far too complicated for a website posting. Instead it is detailed in my recently published book, Whistleblower in Paris, available on all the major bookseller sites. It is a literary work years in the making based on a true story that features a civil rights attorney and model parent targeted for suppression and extinction by powerful beneficiaries. It is a story that would make John Grisham ecstatic.
Get a free insight regarding this epidemic on the book’s website at http://www.whistleblowerinparis.com. And help us overcome the censorship of this message by sharing and promoting it everywhere.
Distinguished author, former trial attorney and parental rights advocate
Crucial Note: My book, Whistleblower in Paris, has been available on major bookseller sites for only three weeks, and already it is being targeted and censored. Suddenly standard e-mails of my postings to longtime followers are being sent to “spam” and otherwise re-routed to obscure locations.
The good news is that this should send the powerful message that this publication effectively exposes divorce and family court corruption at the expense of service providers, bar associations and special interests. As far as the court predators are concerned, it is a book that must be erased along with the countless moms and dads subjected to parental alienation. This is all the more reason to order a copy. Help defend our First Amendment rights by sharing it.
It is the silent epidemic of our time, the growing number of manufactured controversies in divorce and family courts. Collectively these controversies are undermining our productivity, health care, moral fiber, and human rights as a nation. This book, the first of its kind, explains how this is happening, how it is impacting you even if you never set foot in any court.
Based on a true story, it features a conscientious attorney who took a stand against his profession to expose this epidemic. Over time, that made him an involuntary whistleblower of corruption resulting in unconscionable retributions from a calculating group of judges and lawyers, those charged with the highest duty of safeguarding our rights of free speech and self-governance.
Those retributions included the transformation of an uncontested divorce into a contentious one, the destruction of father-daughter relationships through parental alienation, the suspension of law and driver licenses needed to satisfy support obligations, seizure of accounts and a stellar record needed for self-employment, and the violation of human rights that led to a near death climax in 2020. Treated together, the persecution constituted an unprecedented abuse of public office.
As citizens of a free world nation, we associate such retributions with those executed by tyrannical regimes. But when a gold mine is being threatened, a different kind of regime emerges, one whose mission is to safeguard the easy flow of fees and court revenues. This book puts a face on such a regime which ultimately forced the author to seek asylum in Paris.
You may not have heard much about this epidemic because it is being suppressed by service providers, bar associations, drug companies and other beneficiaries. But like so many instances of concealed misconduct, it takes a qualified whistleblower to expose it so that, even with a lack of proper oversight, the victims might have a fighting chance of protecting themselves.
More than ever, the public is being duped into believing that government is acting in the best interests of our children when it adjudicates disputes. However countless victims discover all too late how a fraud is being practiced in courts and offices across the country leading to bankruptcy, suicide, homicide, domestic violence, and utter devastation to co-parenting families.
To reach the largest audience, and compel a federal investigation, the author takes you through the experiences of a mom and dad who meet in Paris as pending fugitives. After educating the reader to a human rights crisis in early chapters, a metamorphosis follows when the two victims make a run for it in the French Riviera. Lively exchanges, intrigue and romance are then added to keep the reader glued to a challenging voyage for justice.
As many followers know, I have just released my latest book on the subject of divorce and family court corruption with sales growing by the hour. After more than ten years of whistleblowing, reform efforts and highly informative posts at http://www.leonkoziol.com, countless parents still prefer court battles over cooperation, mediation and common sense.
My book, Whistleblower in Paris, was therefore published after extensive supporting research and case studies to counter this dangerous trend. It provides a valuable overview of the court process with ways and reasons to avoid court costs. Creative metaphors are employed as a wake-up call for a better outcome, bringing to mind one caller who stated that he could not afford our educational DVD or book on this site only to advise hours later of $10,000 he had for any lawyer referral I could provide.
Here is one such metaphor from an excerpt of my book to alert you to the realities you face in these courts with or without a lawyer referral (chapter 10 entitled “Shark Attack” at pg. 147):
These were not courts of law, they were shark tanks. Wherever family issues could be concocted, there you’d see the feeding frenzy. In all my years on both sides of this tank I could never understand how so many intelligent parents could plunge headlong into these unholy waters only to fall victim over and over again. Even my reform allies continued to pay into this system.
They were the mammals of Seal Island waddling into the treacherous waters off South Africa, endeavoring to cross False Bay only to be scarfed up by great whites. But these court predators were nothing like the impressive sharks, they were more like the mangy buzzards of a dried-up swamp plucking away at a carcass known as divorce.
Such were the ugly thoughts cast to the wind behind me as I passed gas along with it while racing to a destiny I could never have imagined when passing my bar exam so many years ago. And I suppose that’s what made this whole ordeal so exciting in a sick sort of way. I could not envision where the next turn on my fateful journey might take me. Only months ago I was being threatened with contempt in snow country. Today I was riding aimlessly in a tropical paradise.
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Global publisher, Author House, has announced its latest book release, Whistleblower in Paris, by Leon R. Koziol. An extraordinary read, this literary work chronicles the intriguing story of an attorney whistleblower forced to seek protection in Paris after years of persecution that nearly cost him his life.
Ideal for anyone who wants to get a behind-the-scenes look at corruption in the judiciary, it can save unsuspecting litigants many thousands of dollars in lawyer fees and court costs. Book sales are growing at various bookseller sites that offer hard copies, soft cover and e-books at low costs. Proceeds will go toward reform efforts.
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My newly released book entitled, Whistleblower in Paris, is now available in hard copy. Electronic versions will be available in coming weeks. This is a human rights odyssey based on a true story that has promising success. The educational content alone is worth many times the price. It also features the highly unique intrigue of a litigation attorney who took a stand against his profession to expose court corruption. You will not get this extraordinary information elsewhere.
This book was a herculean task after many months of hard work. My experience in the publication process has resulted in valuable insight for your own autobiography or litigation ordeal. I was successful in a federal lawsuit against a book publishing subsidiary in 2006 for its deceptive practices. This is proof that any would-be author is highly vulnerable to predatory firms. I offer a professional service to help you navigate effectively and economically through it all.
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Every day we see the dire consequences of a civilized society getting out of control due to a continuing erosion of parental rights. Such rights precede those cemented in the Magna Charta and American Constitution for a good reason. They’re not mentioned in those venerable documents because their framers properly treated our duty to rear our own children as a natural right originating from the beginning of humanity itself.
And we’ve been doing it for centuries upon centuries against odds much greater than we face today. Yet, apparently, we still don’t have it right according to a growing number of self-appointed experts. Who are these so-called experts, do they have any children of their own, can they cite parenting experience of a meaningful kind (not a substitute), and why are they obsessed with placing state and child authority over that of the real moms and dads?
It begs the ultimate question, is there a more profound reason for this obsession? Okay, there are certainly those out there who raise their children poorly. But is that any reason to generalize them to the vast majority who parent properly in an increasingly complex society? Is it all part of that New World Order we keep hearing about, Hillary Clinton circa 1990s and her long forgotten book, It Takes a Village (to raise our children)?
Today that “village” takes on a number of new faces that include communism, socialism, crime infested neighborhoods and fringe groups rioting for obscure causes. School districts constitute yet another “village” that is being targeted as children are programed to adopt evil ways like never before. Here we present such evil featured in a July 16, 2021 headline story in the upstate New York Observer Dispatch.
A 17-year old girl was murdered in unprecedented fashion when her lover set up a video of the incident after a concert they attended. It reproduced a graphic scene in his car raping and stabbing this girl to death and then posting that video on-line. Even the gruesome remains were included in his premeditated production. Although convicted and sentenced to life behind bars, the sicko left behind family victims to endure a murder conceived in hell itself.
As parents struggling to protect our children from such an unimagined evil and its tentacle-like expanse, how do we come to grips with this? You would think that the victim’s family suffered enough from it all, but their torture persisted when a local prosecutor shared those videos across state lines with national documentary organizations and even social media. According to the article, that family was compelled to bring a federal lawsuit against that prosecutor.
The 2019 murder trial is long concluded but the public inquiry is not. Questions abound such as the source of this conceived atrocity. Has the freedom to interact with bad elements in our schools and communities become a child’s right over the will of protective parents? And that brings us to the “trillion” dollar question: How do we protect our children at any age from this kind of heinous behavior? Well, here’s how the “experts” are answering us:
According to Maura Priest, a “candidate professor” at Arizona State University, “parents should lose their veto power over children going trans.” Parental supervision somehow became a veto power with deference to be given to children as young as six years of age. According to the relevant medical journal article first published on June 8, 2021, our government should defer to children’s wishes once it decides that they are “informed and competent.”
That defies the very definition of children. Why is anyone giving the time of day to this “candidate professor?” In another article in Buzzfeed published on July 10, 2021, staff writer Asia McLain writes that “People Are Revealing The Single Hardest Lesson For Parents To Learn About Raising Kids. And There’s So Much Truth Here.” Her subheading states: “You have to parent the kid you have, not the one you want.” She then goes on to enumerate her advice on how we should essentially comply with an inverted order of child rearing.
In prior posts here at http://www.leonkoziol.com, I warned of this New World Order and its agenda of institutionalizing parenthood much like education was over time. But maybe it was treated as fringe or futuristic. Well it’s too late for that conversation now because this scary trend is upon us. Our government is looking more and more like communism and tyranny every day. We’re just not taking this trend seriously enough, like it’s going to disappear all by itself.
I continue to trace much of this highly censored phenomenon to our highly lucrative divorce and family courts. This is where we are told that our government acting in the “best interests of our children” before they bankrupt us in a needless contest over that almighty and antiquated custody title. Meanwhile, this New World thinking has been breeding suicides, murders, and domestic violence for decades, yielding such freaks as the killer of that 17-year old girl.
This is why we can never let our guard down as parents, even those of us alienated by this ever twisted court system that values lawyer profits and federal incentive funds over the true interests of our children. To that end, I have completed a book manuscript which will be published soon and available on various national book sites. It’s titled Whistleblower in Paris to document my horrific ordeal as an aggrieved parent and civil rights attorney.
Unfortunately I learned that the publishing industry can be as corrupt as the family court industry. But with a newly signed publishing contract, I can now offer an advanced hard copy of my new release with a contribution of $30 on this site. Postage and handling costs are included. Your name and address will appear with your credit card payment and an autographed copy will follow. Electronic versions will not be available for another two months.
The concluding segment of this book documents the poetic justice achieved when perpetrators of my ordeal suffered their own misfortunes. The prosecutor above was one of them after he failed to indict my ex-secretary for crimes committed in my former law office in an outside scheme to target my license and discredit my stellar record. Two weeks prior to the headline news regarding the family’s federal court lawsuit, that prosecutor, Scott McNamara, announced that he would not be seeking re-election after twelve unchallenged years in office.
Educate yourself to the realities of this parenting epidemic and the intrigue which can dominate any effort to reform a corrupt court system. Order your book now and spread the word as part of your civic obligation to circumvent the censorship of this valuable site and its vital message. For more information on how you can help our cause, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.