Good news, DivorceCORP is out. Bad news, they believe the powers that be are interested in "reform." As the AOC and Judicial Council demonstrate: No Interest. So let's just Endfamilycourt.com.
Professional Tip: The watch phrase for private arbitration is: "Hel-lo sucker!"
Private judging is grim, and heads up; (Note to newbies) private arbitration doesn't have to comply with the Code of Civil Procedure. This spells trouble for litigants unless these litigants have money to burn and are especially fond of the appellate process. Need another, "Greetings, you're screwed, example." Fine. there you have it.
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How badly are family court litigants treated in San Diego? This badly. Current DA, Bonnie Dumanis features a page on the County site to report visitation violations. Please note that in caps DA Bonnie Dumanis promises "NO FURTHER ACTION WILL BE TAKEN."
After seeing DivorceCORP: DA candidate Bob Brewer said:
"This is a very powerful documentary which is well done and sheds light on a system that seems in need of immediate repair. It clearl;y conveys that we owe it to those in the system to take a hard look at other jurisdiction on how to improve. Some of the fact patterns are very moving."
Judges in most San Diego Courts profiled here.
For the general public; please know with continued zero oversight; San Diego's AOC has big plans for your wallet.
The COA overturned Pollack's order regarding attacker Shawn Harris, "As soon as Shawn is released from prison, reunification between the children and Shawn shall occur before Shawn completes any domestic violence classes or participates in any individual therapy,” finding Judge Pollack (who inspired a Dateline investigation) abused his discretion. Details of the long, sadly misogynistic behavior at the page titled, Abuse of Discretion. It is impossible to over-state how misogynistic Judge Pollack was for a three year period.Attorneys who allow a litigant before this judge are likely guilty of malpractice.August 8, 2013
Dayacap was also thrashed by Allard, drawing 240 hours of community service and a nine-month suspended sentence. Both are on five years of joke probation.
Allard ordered both to pay restitution of $435,018.36....at a whopping $100 per month. Seriously. We are not making this up. Doing the math, their financial obligation ends in 2193. No order to sell property...no - well, nothing. Don't complain. It's only taxpayer funds.
Judge Edward Allard III also offered, (presumably with a straight face), that the pair already suffered significantly. Allard said losing their careers, incomes and reputations, etc. Wait! (Hand smacking forehead) Could it be Allard was simply confused. Judge Allard obviously ruled as though Smith and Dayacap were the victims. Clearly Allard felt remorse they were caught.
None of the three were available for comment. Perhaps the trio went out to celebrate. The defendants can still afford to pick up the check. Oh wait, we're getting ahead of ourselves. Returning to the case...
"By their pleas, they have now been held accountable," Allard continued. "I think it rings out loud and clear to other individuals in similar positions to the defendants, that if they choose to ignore the law and perpetrate an economic crime, they will, in fact, be accountable."
[Editor's note: Seriously, we are Not making this up. The transcript shows Allard said this. With a straight face Allard said the Defendants will be "accountable." He just didn't indicate who would hold them accountable.]
Allard also claimed restitution repayment was at the focus of his...uh, reasoning.
"The only way that restitution is going to be secure for victims is by having the defendants repay it....They've got to be working to repay it. They can't repay it if they're in custody."
No need to worry, San Diego's two-tiered justice system remains firmly intact. Anyone who believes crime doesn't pay? Welcome to San Diego! Meanwhile, San Diegans can only hope there isn't an Edward Allard IV, lurking in the wings.