The most obvious lie by the Solano Family Courts: the decision is in the best interest of the children. The proof: look back at the Elkins case (Elkins v. Superior Court, 163 P.3d 160 (Cal. 2007)) which clearly shows that the California Court systems optimized their systems for being able to process cases quickly. THEY DID NOT OPTIMIZE RULES FOR THE BEST INTEREST OF CHILDREN.
In the Elkins case, not only did the Contra Costa Judge make an idiotic decision, the Judge denied the rights of the Father also on a technicality. You will find the Solano County Judges do the same on technicalities when it is convenient, but will cite the best interest of the children (usually by citing the mediators report–Solano hidden justice system).
It is absolutely mind numbing how the Courts and mediators cite the best interest of children to parents, when they cannot possibly be telling the truth. What they mean is they took a wild ass guess and leaned in the best interest of the children–but the wild ass guess can be far from the best decision for the children; this happens all the time with parental alienation because all cases in Solano County go through a filter of domestic violence because it is the politically correct use of the Court’s time. (Thank the Violence Against Women Act and the National Organization of Women for this political perversion of fair processes in the Courts.)
This is why the liar, false allegation maker, or the slippery lying lawyer will have the advantage in Family Court. There is nothing about the truth…its about best showing in short time. To make it fair, the Courts should tell fathers, they will not investigate lies, false allegations, or punish crafty lawyers who want to play stupid games to win.
(If lawyers, Judges, and mediators can lie….what the hell…everybody should purposely lie….if for no other reason, than to defend yourself. This is just a . Lawyers are the only ones arrogant enough to self-rationalize that lying is OK.)
The summary of a task force to deal with the lack of justice because Court were railroading parents is found here: http://www.courts.ca.gov/documents/elkins-executive.pdf. I think fathers out there know that the Courts are still railroading parents with a factory justice that employs standard stereotypes and instructions that favor the mothers (via mediators who are in turn protected by the Courts; and the mediators protect the Judges–how wonderful–a love fest of independent fairness in the mind of the Courts but in reality a complete failure.)
By the way, the stupid lawyers who made up the Elkins task force decided that part of the solution is to make the children of parents testify. Most likely the greedy lawyers were thinking of all the extra work to appoint lawyers for children and more paperwork, because you cannot explain this decision as being in the best interest of the children. Like so much in the family court, processes are in the best interest of the lawyer’s wallet with rhetoric about children as camouflage. Every parent should think about how stupid it is to make children testify and realize that the idiot lawyers (money and vanity) are driving the out of control madness of the Court systems. (See CAL. FAM. CODE § 7635 which states: (a) The child may, if under the age of 12 years, and shall, if 12 years of age or older, be made a party to the action. If the child is a minor and a party to the action, the child shall be represented by a guardian ad litem appointed by the court. The guardian ad litem need not be represented by counsel if the guardian ad litem is a relative of the child. (b) The natural mother, each man presumed to be the father under Section 7611, and each man alleged to be the natural father, may be made parties and shall be given notice of the action in the manner prescribed in Section 7666 and an opportunity to be heard. ) After reading this, I bet you say the Courts and lawyers are fucking idiots or very smart at creating work for themselves.
Elkins v Superior Court Case on local archive here.