FamilyLawCourts.com - No one over eleven believes it's working.
Among the findings of a seven month investigation in the military:
* An estimated 26,000 troops were victims of sexual assault in 2012, a 35-percent increase from the prior year. By the Pentagon's own estimate, 89 percent of those assaulted do not report the sex crimes.
* A staggering 31,000 troops were discharged over the last decade on the basis of having "personality" disorders.
* A government review found that the military illegally discharged hundreds of victims.
* Women are being disproportionately discharged for personality disorders, even though records show they typically had no history of a mental condition before they were assaulted. This mirrors family court. Along with various DV related non-profits hindering efforts to end domestic violence. Examples are here.
Bradbury was deemed so credible, that judges routinely overlooked contradictory opinions rendered by other psychologists or evaluators brought in on the same cases."Bradbury later killed himself.
The LA Times reported: "State law sets requirements for evaluators, but County courts oversee their appointments and handle complaints. LA County Superior Court requires private evaluators like Kenan to submit sworn declarations detailing their training and experience, including at least three years of working with families in custody disputes, but does not vet the information or conduct background checks."
Kenan has been involved in at least 250 custody cases in the last 10 years. Kenan wormed his way in the county’s custody evaluations office as a medical intern in 2002, before graduating to part-time employee from 2004 to 2009 according to a Superior Court family law and probate administrator.
The money is in Private Evaluations.
Evaluators on the court’s staff work at a fixed rate but private evaluators set their own fees, which can be more than 10 times as much. In Kegan's case he stipulated to a $7,500 and then demanded thousands more to "finish his report" offering to send a "runner" over to pick up a check.
Most evaluations aren't necessary
In Singer's case she already had custody of her daughter, now 5, and supported her financially. Singer’s estranged husband had barely seen the child in two years, was serving a one-year jail sentence for a probation violation and faced additional felony charges upon release, the records state. But that's how the evaluators roll - and attorneys aren't stepping up and just saying "No" to evaluations. Perhaps now they will.Marin County: