Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Need for New Courtroom Generates Proposal to Dismantle Family Court

Bill Murphy of the Houston Chronicle reports that a proposal to build a new $90 million Family Law Center has generated an alternative proposal by Commissioner Steve Radack: eliminate the family court and disperse the docket among the civil courts. 

"While the caseloads in family courts are rising, caseloads in the local civil courts have declined enough for them to begin hearing divorce, custody and child support cases, Radack said. "The courts could serve the public better, faster," he said. "It can save millions of dollars a year."  Also pushing the idea are critics who view the family courts as clubby fraternities where a lawyer's ties to a judge are more important than rules of procedure and evidence....On the other side are judges and lawyers who support the specialized courts because family judges have expertise in the nuances of family law, domestic violence and child support.

Read the story in the Houston Chronicle (last visited August 21, 2006 bgf)

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/2006/08/need_for_new_co.html

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Family Law in divorce and child support should be dismantled. The law favor adult women alone. Men and the child are the losers. First the court makes two adults fight for their children-Attorneys make money. States make money from kickbacks from the FED. Men usually lose. Children get access to only one parent. Men and children are force to pay for the rest of their lives. Men are persecuted by the Court System. Dismantle Family Law. It is immoral. It's is cruel and unusual punishment. for whole families. Enact one simple law, No divorce for parents of children under 18 years old. Second simple law, in the case of out of wedlock children. Both parents get 50-50 custody. Family law attorneys and judges are players in the mess and controversy in family court.

Posted by: Terry Simson | Oct 9, 2009 12:51:28 PM

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