“My beautiful son was born February 24, 2010. My family and I were not allowed to even lay eyes on my son until he was sixteen months of age.”
We filed a motion for visitation in the Sixteenth Judicial District Court Of Kane County; and the journey begins…”JUDGE ONE”
The mother of my son denied paternity, so our visitation motion was put aside until paternity could be established. Mother wouldn’t agree to paternity, another court date was necessary to have an order entered forcing Mother to provide child for paternity test. PATERNITY ESTABLISHED…99.99% he’s mine :~D
Now back to setting up visitation, Judge Morrow deemed it necessary to delay this process for four more months, but was certain to establish child support immediately. FINALLY visitation hearing date is here, “today is my day.” Or so I thought, Judge Morrow granted not one but two more continuances. Then after the continuances, opposing counsel comes in and requests a “GAL” of which he also requested “Sharon O’hara”, Judge Morrow quickly interjected and demanded “YOU DON’T DECIDE WHO IS THE GAL…I DO, but Sharon Ohara sounds fine.” WTF? This went on for a looong time.
Judge 2…Janes…this guy was even worse. Oh yea, I’m not sure why the Judge transferred our case, after months and months he realized it was in the wrong court room and should be handled by Judge Janes. Every time we would enter the court room of Honrable Judge Janes, he would take stock of how many people were in the room, most likely dreading the day before him. We filed a motion for visitation again after the GAL report and opposing counsel suggested severely supervised visitation due to the GAL report making reference to Mother’s claims that father harassed her via “electronic communication.” That’s write, your eyes aren’t deceiving you…”harassment via electronic communication.” Yea…it’s a real thing! Not physical abuse, not threatening her, literally “HVEC.” Judge Janes agreed. So the first time we got to meat that cute little guy was at the Kane County Family Center. This went on for a couple months, we go to our next court date and request normal visitation. Opposing counsel argues that the “harassment via electronic communication” that allegedly occurred, three years prior is still of grave concern and supervised visitation is still warranted. Judge Janes agrees but now, he’s forcing us to visit my son inside the Spring Hill Mall of West Dundee for four hours every Saturday and a couple hours on Wednesday at the local Chuck E. Cheese with a family member doing the “supervising.” At this point, we’re so excited to we think it’ s only for the time being. This schedule quickly wears old. My wonderful son is such a joy to be around and so full of energy but there is only so many times you can go to Super Bounce inside the mall before you start losing your mind!
Judge 3…I don’t even recall his name. After wasting a few months time, the courts,Judges, who ever decided that this case was not suppose to be in this court room so further delays ensue.
Now at this point I’ve been through five, yes five attorneys and I’m on my sixth and his name is Jon Fox of Oldfield Fox. I explain the story to Jon just as I did his five predecessors. I told him that the Judges don’t take time on the case, they always rush it through the call, every single attorney prior to him has done pre-trial conferences/ 402 conferences against my wishes and every time they return from the Judge’s chambers they screw me over ( I will name the attorneys I went through at the end of this report.) Jon assures me that he will not allow things to continue the way they are. Jon was a referral from a friend and at this point I’m a bit wiser than I was the lawyer before. So I started figuring out that attorneys that work within the county of your case don’t like to cause waves with Judges and other attorneys, therefore how can they possible represent you with any competence? If a situation is not right and it requires correcting, an attorney is suppose to be bound by law to do that…WELL THIS IS REALITY AND REALITY AND LAW ARE NOT ONE IN THE SAME! I told Jon that I’ve raised my daughter on my own since she has been 1yr old when her mother passed from Cancer. Jon typed up his motions and arguments and sent them to me for approval. I was blown away, he was the first of all the attorneys to use case law, even mention my daughter and recommended having a court reporter present at our hearing date. I was getting excited about the new found legal help, but my excitement was curbed by my having been here before, only to have been let down by our system and the Judges within it. His pleadings “DEMANDED” immediate correction of visitation to be unrestricted or that they provide evidence that I’m a danger to my child. He sited the Judge and opposing counsel were breaking the law. So my day in court comes and what would you know…DING, DING, DING no more restricted visitation and now Judge Busch seems to be actually following the law and give unrestricted visitation.
Since my getting unrestricted visitation Judge Busch has allowed opposing counsel/ Mother to file five Rules to Show Cause alleging that child support has not been paid and asking that I be incarcerated immediately. At every single court hearing, myself or my counsel would present to the other side that their allegations are frivolous and baseless and every single one was withdrawn. Judge Busch did has not done a single thing to prevent them from this harassing behavior.
On 04/22/2014 a hearing was held on Mother’s motion for sanctions because my son told my family that his mother’s husband of less than a month “showers” with him and “touches his wiener.” All of which were later confirmed by a Forensic Interview performed at the Child Advocacy Center at the request of DCFS. Judge Busch was made aware of Detective Mcintyre from the Schaumburg Police Department lying under oath and informed that proof in the way of a Court Report, Police Report and Audio recordings were present for him to review so that his decision in the Sanctions case before him would be in my favor. Judge Busch dumbfounded by this evidence made an excuse not to want it and ignored my attempt to present it as evidence, but instructed me to take it to the State’s attorney and hire a lawyer. How do we as voters and tax payers allow this? Do people even know that Judges are voting for?
The courts are allowing Mother to harass, get more and more money and interfere with visitation and not doing anything about it.