Litigate by Chaos
The Courts would prefer that divorces be handled elsewhere. Nothing will antagonize a judge more than seeing the same people coming into his courtroom on a regular basis to resolve ridiculous items.
Additionally the judge is likely going to take a very parochial view of any complaint. Especially if he already knows he's going to see you every few weeks. An expected response is for him to come down on both parties. That would be fair and understandable in a 'tit for tat' filing of petitions between feuding parties. When your legal docket extends to multiple pages, the details get lost and the judge rightfully becomes antagonized. It is understandable and human nature to jump to the thought that each is trying to out-litigate the other.
When the judge sends you to jail based on their misinformation, things are going to become more and more frustrating in the courtroom. It would have been better had the contempt hearing been after the appeal. The Domestic Relations Officer I had spoken to in February had continued a conference into March until after the appeal which was due to be heard later that morning. Unfortunately, the judge decided he wasn't interested in the conference regarding the issues of the appeal. He wanted to beat you up some more. He doesn't know just how beat up you are already and wanted to get his licks in. He followed it up by telling you how much he wanted to put you in jail. I have no idea why I thought the truth would find a prominent place in the courtroom. The judge followed through with his initial threat of cancelling all conferences and appeals and getting you directly into court for a contempt hearing. I ask you - who wouldn't have contempt for this mistreatment. And when you are at the contempt hearing the issues of the appeal were once again completely ignored - it wasn't about the appeal anyway. That hearing is schedule for sometime in the next 2 weeks. Once again the cart before the horse.
Truth be told, I was in contempt. Contempt for a system that has prevented me from simply correcting the misinformation provided in a support conference in September 2007. It is damn near impossible to stay ahead of the volume of paperwork. They had filed 2 more emergency petitions in the last 2 weeks. I didn't deserve jail. My mother didn't deserve to witness that and try to hold it together enough to get me bailed out. No one deserves this level of destruction.
It's only when you take a step back and look at the volume and the nature of the petitions that you can get the true perspective. As the party that you are petitioning against MUST respond to your petition (as does the court) the judge is seeing you both as annoyances.
So let's review the docket... Each Initial filing of an action is entered here. In the case of an Expedited Emergency Petition, there is an entry for the Expedited Conference (DENIED), The Emergency Conference (DENIED) and the eventual Conference. I have excluded the paperwork shuffling entries.
What is hoped to be gained by being less than truthful in a petition? It is completely unproductive effort for anyone to document and present false statements. BUT, if you put a false statement in a petition should your opponent not prove your false statements inaccurate, they will be accepted as truth.
Valerie Angst has a very creative way of sprinkling each petition she writes with this type of time-absorbing falsehood. Very often the falsehoods she presents have little to do with the issue referenced in the petition. BUT, should you not point out those mis-statements, expect to hear them referred to as fact in a later petition. Should you later question the statement, expect speculation as to why YOU NEGLECTED TO INDICATE IT in the earlier petition.
You have no choice but to respond to each lie written in each document. The Verification page where her client is swearing to the accuracy of the information presented. This page is apparently a waste of paper. It goes unenforced. Valerie can also generate a petition faster if she doesn't have to concern herself with the facts. You can handle the fact checking for her.... it can take hours.
But you don't have to take my word for it... See for
|4/10/2008 Emergency Petition for Special
Sonya refused to transfer the titles for the cars. She refused to pay the insurance. She doesn't return calls. So I paid the insurance for the Sebring, and I had to additionally pay the insurance for the Malibu because I'd be financially responsible for it in the event of any accident and she instructed Colin to take the car and hide it in State College. The Montgomery Township Police have refused to take a report of the car being stolen. She files this EMERGENCY PETITION requesting that the judge give her the Sebring.
Her goal: To leave me without any car.
|4/16/2008 Emergency Petition for Special
It would seem that Angst & Angst skipped school when they covered the First Amendment - freedom of speech / freedom of expression. There are very specific situations which would be cause for limiting or denying an individuals right to freedom of expression. Documenting the facts of a ridiculous petition whose purpose is to antagonize you, force you to waste your time in responding, cost you for legal representation and advice, while attempting to charge you the fees they incurred in filing of the ridiculous petition or is not usually cause to deny the individual's right to expression - even on a web site.
Her goal: To further limit the ability to communicate. Email, phone, cell phone and text messages were all hacked and misdirected. And the request for their legal fees if for some reason was granted, it would hinder you financially.