Dear 2016 Presidential Candidate, What’s causing the DCF deaths and the separation of our families?

DCF – CPS CHILDREN DEATHS DEPENDENCY & florida-judges-2015FAMILY COURTS

Dear 2016 Presidential Candidate,

Please help to stop the silent Holocaust caused by DCF nationwide. See recent example: Department of Children and Families visited Auburn foster home 3 days before toddler Avalena Conway-Coxon died in foster care 

We desperately need DCF CPS Family court Reform!

From VoteFamily.US:
Almost on a weekly basis two children are killed under the supervision of the Department of Children and Families (DCF) (last count 534+ in the last six years in Florida alone as per the Miami Herald
https://wethefamilies.wordpress.com/2013/08/25/12th-circuit-court-judge-janette-dunnigan-moition-to-disqualify/

 (miamiherald.com), and many more are taken away from parents even when this is not in the best interest of the children for mainly monetary reasons, see video.

What’s causing the DCF deaths and the separation of our families? One word summarizes it: GREED. DCF prefers to place children in foster homes or give them for adoption than to give them to family members because for every dollar it spends in foster homes, it receives three dollars from the federal government, a 200% return on investment (ROI) on top of monthly payments received for each foster child, and the bonuses received per adoption, all of which amounts to a highly sophisticated form of child trafficking as reported HERE similar to the Kids for Cash case in Pennsylvania, as described by the believed to have been murdered Senator Nancy Schaefer.

Don’t believe it? See testimony from Legal Aid attorney before Florida Supreme Court committee explaining how parents victims of domestic violence may lose custody of their children when they go before a judge for a restraining order seeking protection from their attackers and end up being separated from their children because “as a matter of law” they “have failed to protect their children from witnessing domestic violence:” YouTubeYouTube.

Take a look at three of these victims testifying at these hearings.

The second woman is Yarmila Castellanos, had her 3 day-old baby removed from her arms by DCF for no other reason than reporting domestic violence while her three other children were at home:

Unfortunately, these abuses cause great detrimental effects not only to the parents, but most importantly to the innocent children: YouTube.

And, one of the main targets of these gruesome acts are the disabled as per a recent investigation by the Department of Justiceada.gov doj child welfare.

DCF CPS Children Deaths Dependency Family Court

DCF CPS Children Deaths Dependency Family Court

Or, take for example, the widely known case of Nubia Barahona described here, Say NO To PAS. A judge, and DCF ignored clear and convincing evidence that the Barahona children were being abused and neglected based solely in what seemed to be an unprofessional and biased report of a psychologist, Vanessa Archer, who has shown similar behavior in other cases, 12. Despite responsible family members requesting custody of minor children, the Barahona children were left with the foster care abusers for no other reasonable explanation than monetary reasons. A few months later, Nubia Barahona was murdered at the hands of the foster parents, see report, and diagram explaining what some have termed the Family Court Cartel.

The same greed motivation is behind the forced separation of parents in family courts. If one of the parents has less than 50/50 time sharing, he/she is forced to pay child support, and for every dollar the states spend in child support, the federal government reimburses 66 cents back (so for every $1 the states spend, they receive $1.98 dollars back, a 98% ROI) plus millions in incentives to the states, as per Title IV-D of the social security, which is used among other things to pay the same judges who are giving these orders,  a conflict of interest to say the least. So even though 50/50 time sharing is the law in Florida, judges in many cases ignore this under the excuse of the “best interest of the children” when in reality they are motivated by the desire to fill the state coffers and pay their own salaries and benefits.  In other words, as these testimonies show: GREED has replaced the rule of law.

Thanks for your time and attention. I look forward to receiving your reply.

Regards,

Mario A. Jimenez Jerez, M.D., B.S.E.E.
The Grace of the Lord Jesus be with you.
VoteFamily

DCF CPS Children Deaths Dependency Family Court

DCF CPS Children Deaths Dependency Family Court.

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We desperately need DCF CPS Family Court Reform!

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Apply The Constitution In Family Law

Vindicate The Violated - 2015FATHERS WHO DO THE RIGHT THING

The Best Parent picWe believe that if we “take the high road” and “do the right thing” by other family members, that the Justice system will recognize that when considering motions and making rulings.  We believe we will be able to get a fair outcome as good parents, and that we will be allowed to provide for and protect our children. 

http://iloveandneedmydaughter.blogspot.com/2015/10/fathers-who-are-good-to-their-children.html

If we are present in our kids’ lives, contributing and working to balance many challenges, we should be recognized for our value, and supported in our roles.

Stand up for Zoraya - GIF - 2015We believe that the professionals will factor in the evidence and truth of our lives, and use everything in their power – within what our laws allow – to help us help our children. 

Large numbers of fathers have found that NOT to be the case.

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DCF, Senators Eye Ways to Bolster Child Protection Program
By News Service of Florida Daily Business Review October 12, 2015 

The chief of the Florida Department of Children and Families told lawmakers his agency is making progress at carrying out reforms but still has a long way to go.
Lawmakers Seek to Shield Seniors From Shady Guardians
By News Service of Florida Daily Business Review October 12, 2015 

A Southwest Florida lawmaker is renewing a push to better protect elderly Floridians from unscrupulous guardians who take control of seniors’ assets.
Is This The Future for Law Firms? Ice Rolling Out Innovative Legal Representation Option
By Samantha Joseph Daily Business Review October 12, 2015 

Foreclosure defense attorney Thomas Ice is gearing up to launch a program to offer free legal services and allow clients to hire attorneys for piecemeal work, instead of entire cases.

Judicial Profile: Veronica Diaz Wanted to be a Judge Even as a Child
By Carlos Harrison Daily Business Review October 9, 2015 

http://iloveandneedmydaughter.blogspot.com/2015/10/fathers-who-are-good-to-their-children.htmlMiami-Dade Circuit Judge Veronica Diaz said she wanted to be an attorney “from the time that I could understand what an attorney was.”
Bank of America Settles Rothstein Lawsuit Days Before Trial was to Begin
By Julie Kay Daily Business Review October 9, 2015 

Bank of America has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by investors in Scott Rothstein’s $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme days before trial was to begin.
More Fallout From DUI Arrest, Broward Judge Rosenthal Stepping Down
By Samantha Joseph Daily Business Review October 8, 2015 

Pink Slip To Incompetent Judges

Pink Slip To Incompetent Judges

Broward Circuit Judge Lynn Rosenthal is stepping down from the bench Oct. 31 in the fallout from her arrest for driving under the influence, leaving a courthouse vacancy unlikely to be filled before January.
Legal or Not? Discounts on Medical Procedures
By Lori C. Desnick Daily Business Review October 7, 2015 

Health care providers walk a fine line when it comes to offering discounts to patients, writes attorney Lori C. Desnick.
Florida Bar President: Reciprocity Is Dead for Now
By Julie Kay Daily Business Review October 6, 2015 

Florida Bar President Ramon Abadin acknowledged reciprocity is likely a dead issue this year.
Parental-alienation - As a victim #StandupforZoraya 2015Bock: Budget Cuts Won’t Trim Domestic Violence Services
By Jason Schultz Daily Business Review October 6, 2015 

The Palm Beach County legal community renews commitments to fight domestic violence.
Single-Parent Birth Certificates Challenged by Former Partners
By Samantha Joseph Daily Business Review October 5, 2015 

A landmark divorce case challenges Florida’s birth certificate statute, which lists only one parent for same-sex couples.

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Activists Rally at Super Bowl 50!

A million sports fans are descending on San Francisco to celebrate the Super Bowl and so are Family Rights and Father’s Rights activist, homeless advocates, Black Lives Matter protesters and dozens of other activist groups.

If the issue has ever made headlines, expect to see a protest about it in the Bay Area next week.

The protesters hope to use the national spotlight from the Super Bowl to draw attention to everything from immigration and urban farming to police brutality and the rights of African Americans.

Lisa Marie Alatorre, from the Coalition on Homelessness, told the San Francisco Chronicle her group is hoping to capitalize on the Super Bowl to get the word out about their message.

“A lot of people are upset, and having millions of eyes on San Francisco is an opportunity to get national and international solidarity with the people and causes here.”

Earlier this month, Black Lives Matter protestors shut down the San Francisco Bay Bridge during rush hour by chaining themselves and their cars to the freeway to protest the city’s handling of the Mario Woods police shooting.

Now, in the lead up to the Super Bowl, some law enforcement officials are worried about copycat rallies that could disrupt traffic and hamper week-long festivities.

Cat Brooks, co-founder of the Anti-Police Terror Project, told the Mercury News she would be shocked if there were no protests during Super Bowl weekend.

“It would behoove organizers who want to get the message out about the atrocities happening to black and brown people to utilize that weekend when there will be so many people here from around the world.”

Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/2750221/activists-flock-to-super-bowl-50-for-massive-protests/#1LMehjoF51KJfSz4.99

Source: Activists Flock To Super Bowl 50 For Massive Protests

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Fathers Rally Outside Federal Appeals Court in Manhattan during precedent seeking case argued by Dr. Leon Koziol, Parental Advocate (Fathers’ Day week 2012)

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Three time Super Bowl winner Tim McKyer of the San Francisco 49ers (pictured above speaking at a Washington, DC Parenting Rally) was a keynote speaker at our Parent Convention held at the Hotel Utica in April, 2011

Okay so you’re outraged by the injustices of divorce or family court, you may be a loving dad forced out of your children’s lives, a victim of corruption or false charges, maybe you’ve even “done time” in a “child support” debtors’ prison reserved these days for male parents only. The continuing erosion of the most basic rights historically protected by our men and fathers in uniform has reached shocking dimensions.

Well now is your chance to do something about it. Dr. Koziol has been in San Francisco advocating for parental equality and court reform. The group he has been promoting has set up a website for you to consult for purposes of joining a rally for court justice. Details about that rally can be found at www.YourParentalRights.com. If you can’t make it, call a friend near San Francisco to join the event outside the stadium in Santa Clara this Sunday.

Followers of Leon Koziol.com, Parenting Rights Institute and National League of Fathers, Inc. are aware of Leon’s sacrifices and commitment to justice in these courts.

In April, 2011 we sponsored a parental rights convention in upstate New York. The featured speaker was three time Super Bowl winner Tim McKyer of the San Francisco 49ers.

Family advocates from numerous states attended to give testimony ultimately submitted in a report to the U.S. Justice Department.

Unfortunately divorce and family courts have become a trillion dollar industry. Without proper financing, the reform movement continues to get crushed by high powered lobbyists, government suppression and domestic bar associations. This site has repeatedly featured the 2013 testimony of Dr. Koziol before the Moreland Commission on Public Corruption at Pace University which exposed alarming judge misconduct.

This Commission was created by the governor to root out growing corruption but it was prematurely dissolved when evidence began implicating the governor himself, at the time “substantially” delinquent in his own child support obligations according to the New York Post. Fortunately an aggressive federal prosecutor, Preet Bharara, secured Commission files resulting in the convictions of top leaders of New York’s Legislature.

But it was not nearly enough considering all the corruption which persists there. On a positive note, after the Moreland fiasco, our FBI began posting signs along New York’s highways asking victims to report corruption of our public servants, including family judges.

Here at Leon Koziol.com, we will challenge the prestigious law enforcement agency to act on our upcoming report. It will be published here regardless of a recent gag order by family judge Daniel King of Lowville which is being challenged in a higher court.

Our Super Bowl series this past week has generated calls from around the country regarding court corruption in other states. Momentum is building. Now is your chance to make a difference with your own sign or simply joining the rally this Sunday. Unless you make noise, the violators will be ignored and the injustices to our families and children will continue. Do not expect others to make that noise for you. You can also give us your confidential tips which we may research and include in our report. However it must also be reiterated that we are not a public agency. We rely on your donations.

Leon is currently on a book publishing assignment on the West Coast but you may contact us at our office at (315) 380-3420, Dr. Koziol directly at (315) 796-4000 or by e-mail at leonkoziol@ParentingRightsInstitute.com.

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Concerned Dads to Join Parental Rights Rally at Super Bowl

By Dr. Leon R. Koziol

Do fathers matter anymore? Should we be paying “child support” so that our children can be taken from us, alienated from their true dads to feed a trillion dollar industry, and made to believe that fathers are inherently inferior in divorce or family court?

Why are fathers still 83% of support obligors according to the U.S. Census Bureau with mothers winning roughly 90% of custody conflicts? Why are male parents being condemned to debtor prisons based on a revenue generating law while mothers who commit perjury are excused time and again with no similar jail sentence?

In New York, a state appeals court in Rochester entertained a lawsuit to free chimpanzees from their caged conditions, yet human fathers are receiving no similar protection. Indeed the court ruled that the petitioners in Nonhuman Rights Project v Boniello should have filed a habeas corpus action (instead of mandamus) which by legal definition is limited to incarcerated persons and children in custody of the state.

Fathers such as Michael Brancaccio served a maximum (caged) term for a support debt. It also landed him on life support, medically traced to the stress caused by his inability to reconcile that confinement with violent felons serving less time. Walter Scott, an unarmed father, was shot dead in the back fleeing a support warrant last year in South Carolina. One of every eight inmates in that state’s prisons are debtor fathers.

When do good fathers finally stand up for themselves and declare “enough is enough?” When will they finally leave the bowling alleys and basketball stands to press the overdue message that we matter too? Gay marriage has achieved far greater success while veterans and law enforcement continue to register high suicide rates due to family court abuse, see i.e. Pearce v Longo, 766 F.Supp.2d 367 (murder-suicide by police investigator leaving support court) and Purple Heart’s Final Beat, Second Class Citizen.org (proud Iraq war veteran taking his own life rather than face felony support warrant and prisoner status).

Throughout pro football world, coaches and players display pink ribbons and attire to promote a cure for breast cancer, and of course we applaud them for it. But prostate cancer will claim many of these men before their own career rewards are achieved. Where are the blue ribbons? Fathers’ and men’s rights have been remanded to the cellar of public attention because of a liberal propaganda machine which put it there.

The sexist slur “dead beat dad” is still being used by Arizona Governor Doug Ducy in his 2016 State of the State address, a state which hosted the NCAA football finals. Such bigotry persists because our third  branch of government promotes it in halls of justice where we would expect the opposite. Family courts have been turned into capitalist courts with judges abandoning their neutral roles to raise revenues and gain favor from court appointed “evaluators” who feed off of discrimination and lawyer instigated controversy.

It is a highly concealed government enterprise which has reached epidemic proportions. Father discrimination, oppression and marginalization should be the number one issue in the presidential race because of its impacts on all others. Yet we see it nowhere on the policy agenda of any candidate. How much longer will the male half of our parenting population remain idle to these growing injustices? How much longer will the victims hide behind the skirts of women commanding the national agenda?

Fortunately there are committed groups of parents in California which recognize this epidemic and are prepared to act. They have selected the greatest sports event to proclaim a basic message: We’ve had enough of court corruption! But the organizers have also emphasized that all parent-child relationships will be the generic diluted theme. While I support that as much as I do a cure for breast cancer, it is unlikely to captivate the media and masses at a Super Bowl. I will reiterate that “Fathers Matter.” They remain the principal victims, and justice will matter when equality is truly achieved in all contexts.

If women’s equality stops at the doorsteps of family court, then the entire movement was a hoax, a farce and hypocrisy of monumental proportion. My successful lawsuits over 25 years for women discriminated and harassed in the workplace were in vain, this coming from a civil rights advocate who represented the former president of the National Organization of Women (NOW). We need to send a recognizable message at the Super Bowl where exemplary fathers such as Peyton Manning are the revenue generators.

Organizers of this rally are focused on achieving justice for all parents. However fathers remain the prevailing injustice which harms their own mothers, daughters, sisters, women partners and family members. We need your help and participation. I have been communicating with rally organizers Ralph Walker and Shiv Paletti. They have a site, http://www.YourParentalRights.com  for those interested in joining this rally or you can just locate them outside the stadium at Santa Clara (near San Francisco where I have been assisting the effort). Contact me at leonkoziol@parentingrightsinstitute.com or personally at (315) 796-4000. You can call Mr. Paletti for event details at (408) 449-0442 or 892-8381.

Dr. Leon R. Koziol

National League of Fathers, Inc.

“The Change is Long Overdue” ~ Florida Family Law Reform Advocacy Group

New bill could mean big changes for alimony in Florida

Permanent alimony, defined formulas are key points in new legislation

By Paul Giorgio – Producer

Justice Denied - No Jury in Family Courts - 2016

MELBOURNE, Fla. – Major changes could be coming to Florida’s alimony law.

If it passes this session, House Bill 943 will put an end to permanent alimony and allow payers to retire without having to pay alimony to their former spouse.

Alan Frisher, co-founder of The Family Law Reform advocacy group, said the change is long overdue.

“I think our laws are really archaic,” he said. “We haven’t changed our laws for the last 50 years in essence and now it’s time to really make the change.”

Frisher said there are five key points to the proposed law. In addition to the removal of permanent alimony and the ability to modify or eliminate alimony at retirement, the bill also defines a formula judges must use when determining settlements.

“We want to be able to give judges discretion, but we don’t want to give them so much discretion that there’s no consistency from one sector to another, because right now there’s no predictability or consistency,” Frisher said.

The bill will also address second wives and husbands. Currently if someone paying alimony remarries, the courts can view the new spouse’s income as ‘family income’ that is eligible for an upward modification in payment.

Under the current law, modification is also possible if a payer earns a greater yearly salary. Payers cannot be brought back to court under the new bill.

A similar bill was vetoed in 2013 by Gov. Rick Scott. That bill had language that would have allowed it to apply retroactively. Scott said it would have unanticipated results. HB 943 has eliminated that language.

If it passes, the law would go into effect in October.

If it passes this session, House Bill 943 will put an end to permanent alimony and allow payers to retire without having to pay alimony to their former spouse.

Source: New bill could mean big changes for alimony in Florida

Children are human beings, not belongings. Children need the love, caring, nurturing, and guidance of both their mother and father throughout their lives. “Awarding” custody of a child to either the mother or father in divorce creates an atmosphere of contempt and competition, but more importantly it deprives the child of the benefit of the day to day nurturing of either their mother or father. 

The Boston-based National Parents Organization believes the state’s child custody law is outdated and does not fit the modern family. The overhaul bill would allow children to spend more time with the non-custodial parent, typically the father.

President of the National Parents Organization Ned Holstein told 22News, “It decreases hostility and bitterness between parents. It treats them more fairly. It encourages judges to favor a parent who is cooperating with the other parent.”

Opponents believe the bill is centered too much on the parents and does not put enough emphasis on the children. Women’s Bar Association Kim Doughterty said, “Parents who deserve custody will get custody if it’s in the best interest of the child.”

The bill would encourage family court judges to award at least one-third of the parenting time to each parent after the divorce. It would also give judges more power to punish parents who do not comply with time orders. One state lawmaker told 22News the state should slowly implement changes to the child custody law.

“You move things gradually. You don’t want to necessarily throw the family court into a tizzy,” said State Rep. Shawn Dooley (R-Norfolk).

The bill must win approval from the legislature’s Judiciary Committee before it can reach the House floor for a vote. Much of the bill is inspired by a state working group established by former Governor Deval Patrick.

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Source: The Family Law Reform Advocacy Group, said “the change is long overdue”. – Family Law Reform

Sole custody is harmful to children

Why are shared care arrangements good for children? Why must the courts address parental alienation? Why is leave to remove invariably not in a child’s best interests? Why are overnights not harmful for very young children? Why is the traditional model of alternate weekend contact arrangements insufficient as a post separation child arrangements model?

The answers are in a wide body of research which should (but does not) form the basis of policy on post-separation child arrangements. If it did, shared parenting arrangements would be the norm.

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Reform Mental Health Care

Rep. Tim Murphy on Plan to Reform Mental Health Care

As part of its regular briefing series, this morning the Child Mind Institute welcomed to its New York City headquarters

Representative Tim Murphy (R-PA), who provided an update on the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015, H.R. 2646.  The Act, introduced by Reps. Murphy and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), focuses on mental health reform that would help both those with mental illness and families who are struggling to get necessary care for their loved ones.  According to Rep. Murphy, the legislation has advanced out of the House Energy and Commerce health subcommittee, and its chances of coming up for a vote in the full House in 2016 are strong.

Rep. Murphy first discussed his view of the deficiencies in the federal government’s approach to mental health issues.  Among other challenges, he noted the shortage of psychiatric beds, the outsized role of prisons in providing mental health care, the challenges privacy rules present to physicians and family members, and the shortage of child psychiatrists.  Rep. Murphy then highlighted a number of provisions of the Act intended to address these and other problems, including:

• A new Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders, with professional mental health training, to elevate the importance of mental health, coordinate programs across different agencies, and promote evidence-based programs

• A new National Mental Health Policy Laboratory to drive innovative models of care and develop evidence-based and peer-review standards for grant programs

• A requirement that the Assistant Secretary recommend a national strategy for increasing the number of psychiatrists, child and adolescent psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, clinical social workers, and mental health peer-support specialists

• A new early childhood grant program to provide intensive services for children with serious emotional disturbances in an educational setting

• Advancements in remote tele-psychiatry to link pediatricians and primary care doctors with psychiatrists and psychologists in areas where patients don’t have access to needed care

• Dedicated funding for the Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative

• Reauthorization of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Rep. Murphy’s remarks were followed by a lively discussion among the attendees, a range of New York City area practitioners and representatives of professional organizations.

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