Monday, July 8, 2019
From Visalia Times Delta
"Chaos" is a common word used to describe the current state of family law in Tulare County's judicial system.
The supervising judge resigned her post earlier this year. She was said to have "revolutionized" the way family drama was resolved.
The team of four is now down to two judges in Visalia.
Caseloads have spiked.
Any matter that's expected to go more than the length of a Disney animated movie is automatically booted to a civil judge — who likely has never heard from either side before. Now, family law attorneys are in revolt, penning a letter that points the finger at one judge — Presiding Judge Brett Alldredge.
Alldredge took over his leading role in January after serving as Judge Bret Hillman's assistant presiding judge.
Attorneys say the changes are dangerous to families who are looking for help.
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