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I am a victim to the Tarrant County Family Court System. District 324 family Court.
I was COMPLETELY denied my constitutional legal rights in this court room. I was literally stripped of all my rights and treated like a criminal by Judge Beth Poulos.
This was a high wealth divorce case. Judge Poulos Completely denied my legal rights according to Texas Law on splitting Community Property.
I was completely denied my rights to full financial disclosure by my spouse during my entire divorce process. The Associate Judge, Judge Beth Poulos granted my spouse to be the "Receiver" of our estate with zero accountability.
Judge Poulos denied my rigthts to access my community property.
As a stay at home mother with no income, Judge Poulos denied my rights to spousal support. I was forced out of my family home by Judge Poulos, I was left to live on the streets for 7 months with zero financial support.
Judge Poulos did not require a "Sworn Inventory" prepared by my spouse at ANY TIME allowing him to drain and transfer ALL our community property to himself.
Judge Poulos aided in my spouse to commit fraud!!
No enforcement of the TRO at any time. My spouse was completely exempt from the TRO.
The Judge accepted my spouse's and his Attorney's fraudulently prepared financial spread sheets as our full disclosure on our community property with NO supporting statements, no tax returns and zero accountability.
A fraudulently prepared, after the fact of our prove up hearing, "Sworn Inventory" dated 12 months after the filing of our divorce and never filed with the courts, was accepted and signed off by the Judge granting all our community property to my spouse.
My spouse testified in court at our prove up hearing claiming zero money left to our Judge.
Then my spouse went out and purchased a $325,000 home and putting down $100,000 on this home...all before our final decree was signed off by the Judge!!
No enforcement of our final decree. Now my ex spouse has refused to pay child support!!
He has moved away, changed all his contact information!!
NOTHING HAS BEEN DONE TO ENFORCE THE DECREE DESPITE THE FACT IT'S BASED ON FRAUD!!
I was left with nothing.
Divorce is hard enough. Then to have to endure these two Judges, Hennigan and Poulos and their off the charts unfair and biased rulings add to the devastation of the divorce process.
Be prepared to go to jail. I was threatened with this several times by Judge Poulos when I didn't do anything illegal!!
How did these two Judges get their positions! Why are their actions not monitored by the Judicial Committee?
Tarrant County Family Court 324 is beyond corrupt! These two Judges, Hennigan and Poulos, DO NOT CARE!! You will be treated like a criminal in this court room. It appears that Poulos gets off on this. She even suggests putting litigants in jail during court hearings without listening to all the true facts. Adding that she would love to put the litigant in jail!
Judge Poulos's rude and offensive comments, her verbal abuse towards unsuspecting litigants seeking her help, are victims to her outrageous abuse and threats...all this is not recorded by the court reporter to document her out of line comments and threats to evidence this.
The Judicial Committee REALLY NEEDS to take the time to sit in on these hearings to witness this behavior for themselves. It's shocking!
It's not just corrupt. It's devastating.
You will be stripped of your legal rights. The Law and required Family Court procedures are NOT followed or abided by in this court room. Judge Poulos only hears what she wants to hear.
Your legal rights do not matter to these two Judges! Do what you can to avoid having them as your Judges!!
I was issued a death sentence by the 324 Family Court System of Tarrant County, Judge Hennigan and Judge Beth Poulos.
My spouse admitted to his long term severe STDs that are not curable, that he had prior to our marriage and failed to disclose this to me. He is on several medications to control his STDs. It's on public records via his own Attorney and his answers to discovery questions with the details of his STDs and the fact he knowingly had this for 10 years before our marriage. I have a medical affidavit from my doctor confirming my illness that I got from him. I was young and completely healthy when I married him. My spouse admitted to his STDs and it's on public record. I was diagnosed with the early stages of cervical cancer because of being exposed to his STDs. I have had to endure procedures and constant medical monitoring for this. My doctors have been unable to remove these cancer cells and referred me to a specialist.
The 324 Court System took away ALL my medical coverage that was provided by my spouse as a top executive in his company and his work. I am unemployed and a stay at home mother. I was REQUIRED to drop this personal injury portion of my divorce "with prejudice." Meaning I can NEVER re open this issue.
All my medical insurance was taken away by this court system. I have been left with NO medical coverage and below poverty level of spousal support unable to afford any medical insurance.
Part 1 (2 part article)
Complex child case shines spotlight on paternity law
Complex child case leads to protest and shines a spotlight on state paternity law
By Melody McDonald
Section 160.608 Authority to Deny Motion for Genetic Testing
Generally, a court may deny a motion for an order for the genetic testing if the court determines that the conduct of the mother or the presumed father estops that party from denying parentage and it would be inequitable to disprove the father-child relationship between the child and the presumed father.
Section 160.305 Effect of Acknowledgment or Denial of Paternity
Generally, a valid acknowledgment of paternity filed with the bureau of vital statistics is the equivalent of an adjudication of the paternity of a child and confers on the acknowledged father all rights and duties of a parent.
Section 160.204 Presumption of Paternity
Generally, a man is presumed to be the father of a child if during the first two years of the child's life, he continuously resides in the household in which the child resided and he represented to others that the child was his own.
Section 160.301 Acknowledgment of Paternity
The mother of a child and a man claiming to be the biological father of the child may sign an acknowledgment of paternity with the intent to establish the man's paternity.
Sources: Texas Family Code; attorney Elizabeth Durso Branch
FORT WORTH -- Nearly every morning for three weeks, Hope McClendon has been protesting outside the downtown Family Law Center, upset over a judge's ruling involving the placement of her granddaughter.
"We are out here because Judge Hennigan of the 324th District Court has decided to give a 2-year-old toddler girl, my granddaughter, to my ex-boyfriend," said McClendon, 43, of Fort Worth. "He told the judge that, while in a relationship with me for nine years, he was sleeping with my daughter while she lived on the streets and was on drugs and homeless."
As with many family court cases, a closer look at the file reveals a tangled web of accusations, innuendoes and contradictory statements. But most notably, the case raises questions about paternity and whether a man has to share a child's genetics to be named the father.
In this case, state District Judge Jerry Hennigan ruled that DNA isn't relevant.
He removed the little girl, whose mother is dead, from McClendon and placed her with McClendon's ex-boyfriend, Devery Gladney -- a man who doesn't share the child's genetic code but who said he loves her as his own.
"I knew the court was going to see," said Gladney, 45, who acknowledges that he had romantic relationships with both the child's mother and grandmother. "I'm her father. I have been in her life since Day One. At this point, I don't know or don't need to know the results of the [DNA] test."
Hennigan declined to comment on the case because it is pending.
But legal experts said that, while the case is unusual, paternity statutes give judges discretion in certain instances, especially if the child has been in the man's life and he has acted as the father.
"You have a man who has publicly held himself out as the child's father," said Elizabeth Durso Branch, a Texas attorney board-certified in family law who reviewed the court documents. "This little girl called him Daddy. The judge is looking at all of the laws and all of the factors, and he had a lot to look at.... He is the one who saw it and the one who heard it, and he was the one who was persuaded that this was the right decision to make."
That cancer called hennigan is a money contributor to perry's campaign. He also contributes to the republican female divorce attorney association.
Perry appointed hennigan to 324th. He was re-elected to his slot and will always be, because good folk of tarrant always re-elect repub incumbents. Once elected they cant be removed even if the world watches a child beaten by electee (repub family court judge beating daughter on youtube).
The world is well aware of perry's mentality, and one can imagine the mentality of those he appoints.
The judicial conduct board is also repub run, a tight knit little club. Because of their partisan zeal, they are worthless is cleaning house or cutting out cancers like hennigan (and lets not forget that STD poulos).
Oddly the real power against corrupt, and/or incompetent, judges is the tarrant republican party chairperson, also an elected person. They decide who gets on ballot. This person is a true believer in the current repub cause and wants to hold the county in line to this cause. If people complain about what shitty service these cancers and STDs lend to the 324th there is a high likelyhood action will be taken, which is to send hennigan and poulos to unemployment.
What is allowed to go on in this Court Room is shocking.
Despite the fact that my spouse had admitted to his long term STDs ON HIS ANSWERS TO HIS DISCOVERY QUESTIONS that he got from OTHER women AND all on PUBLIC record and neglected to inform me of this until I was pregnant with our daughter, resulting in my diagnosis of cervical cancer (HPV) FROM HIS GENITAL WARTS (HPV), This Judge took away ALL my medical coverage to pursue medical treatment FOR SOMETHING THAT I GOT FROM MY SPOUSE.
I HAVE A DAUGHTER THAT RELIES ON ME. THIS IMPACTS MY HEALTH AND SUPPORTING OUR DAUGHTER AND BEING HEALTHY FOR MY DAUGHTER.
THESE TWO JUDGES SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES FOR WHAT THEY DO TO PEOPLE AND FAMILIES WHO RELY ON THEM FOR HELP.
MY EX SPOUSE did this to his last wife too. He exposed her to his INCURABLE STDs THAT HE GOT FROM OTHER WOMEN AND WAS VERY AWARE OF HIS CONDITION and NEGLECTED to tell her. She was my witness THAT HE GOES AROUND AND DOES THIS TO POOR UNSUSPECTING WOMEN. SHE WAS NOT ALLOWED TO TESIFY. ALL NOT ALLOWED in this court room.
This is SEXUAL ASSAULT. THIS IS A CRIME.
During the pendency of our divorce my spouse had posted himself all over dating sites aggressive seeking new girl friends. He is ALLOWED to continue to go around and expose HIS HERPES and Genital Warts (HPV) to poor unsuspecting woman!! This is sexual assault.
This is the exact thing hat happened with me. I came out of a very abusive and controlling relationship. Tried to offer up evidence to show proof of my ex's behavior and he did not want to hear it. He took the same approach "you two had a kid together, figure it out". And exactly as your comment above..he took over three months to come to a decision, this was after my attorney had to contact him..because he forgot. Awful Judge who does not belong in the Family Court.
Corruption and Fraud allowed in this Court Room.
$2,000,000 plus Assets at the onset of our Divorce Case: Source of these assets was prepared by my spouse Several Fidelity Accounts, Several Charles Schwab Accounts, Several Bank Accounts, Partnerships, Stocks, foreign investments,$1,100,000.00 in real estate holdings, SEVERAL Insurance policies,
Judge Beth Poulos awarded my spouse to be the 100% sole "Receiver" of our Entire Estate. She NEVER required a Sworn Inventory to be prepared by my spouse. EVER. She Never required ANY Financial Accountability. EVER.
No tax returns were even allowed. Nothing.
I had to hire a COURT APPROVED Forensic CPA. This COURT APPROVED FORENSIC CPA found that my spouse opened new accounts, drained community funds, transferred our community funds to his new accounts, cashed out on Life Insurance Policies of $145,000.00 depositing this in his new accounts, spent $400,000.00 on his personal credit card spending using community funds to pay off ALL his debts.
My spouse concealed all our assets. He diverted all our financial statements to his Dallas office.
My spouse lied about our safety Deposit box contents in court. Then when he was caught hiding money in the safety deposit box he filed criminal charges against me... Judge Beth POulos threatened to throw me in jail. She took away all spousal support leaving me and my daughter to survive on $800 per month in child support in a tiny apartment.
While my spouse lived in a huge luxury home in Southlake with domestic help, and living on $35,000.00 -$37,000.00 per month.
My spouse changed my primary address to his Dallas Office diverting ALL my mail to his office.
My spouse pulled my credit report and closed out my credit cards. He drained my bank account.
My spouse illegally signed me up for Lifelock credit monitoring to monitor any credit cards that I would apply for during the pendency of our divorce
NONE OF THIS EVIDENCE was ALLOWED to be presented into to Court.
Judge Beth Poulos granted my spouse this Receivership and NEVER required any accountability or allowed any of the evidence of FRAUD.
Then my spouse and his Attorny lied about being bankrupted with NO ASSETS...
My spouse then purchased a $325,000.00 home for himself before our divorce was finalized and did not disclose this.
Judge Poulos or Judge Hennigan did not require proof of his false claims on being bankrupted with no ASSETS.... ALL hearsay and allowed.
My spouse was completely exempt from complying to our Court Ordered TRO.
My spouse and his Attorney both lied nonstop.
Opposing Attorney was ALLOWED to include an illegal provision in the Divorce Decree prohibiting my LEGAL RIGHTS to filing any complaints against her with the Texas Bar Association.
Opposing Attorney was SO Corrupt that she had to add a provision in the Final Divorce Decree to protect herself and allows her to file criminal charges against me if I exercise my LEGAL Rights to file a complaint to the BAR about her Corrupt Unethical Business Practices and Aiding my spouse in committing FRAUD.
This is how corrupt the system is...
ALL ALLOWED IN THE 324 Tarrant County Family Courts of Fort Worth Texas.
My spouse walked away with Everything. All through the use of FRAUD and DECIT allowed in this court room.
Until the people of tarrant county quit pulling the straight ticket republican and look into the crap you got it.
Why the morning news and star telegram let it go on makes one wonder if they are "in the bag"
Since: Feb 13
If a large group of us and anyone else who would back us up would contact all the media outlets with our stories....proof of injustice etc., maybe we could picket the family court and bring attention to everyone about these horrendous and illegal violations of our Constitutional rights! I realize that not everyone might be interested in family court matters, but they should because anyone could end up in family court if they are married and/or have a child/children.
I'm disgusted about how DISGRACEFUL these judges are at the Tarrant County Family court. They're absolutely criminals in my opinion. They ABUSE their power and need to be "OUTED" by those whose lives they've destroyed! The only way it seems to possibly remedy this is to bring it to the media (if they'll even touch these and stories) and gather a large enough crowd to PROTEST outside the court building.
Being denied your Legal Rights, found guilty at all Contempt of Court Hearings is very common.
Appeals on false charges make money for the Family Attorneys.
This is ALL a racket to make money.
The TROs are specific designed to make money for the Family Attorneys. The more assets your Family has the more ugly your divorce will be all to make money for the Family Courts, make money for the Family Attorneys.
This is ALL intentional to defraud families out of everything they have!
All while the Tarrant County Family Court Judges deny the Legal Rights of litigants.
The Cases are rigged. Judge's play favorites and ignore the crimes committed by one spouse.
The Family Court Judges are Corrupt and Play favorites.
The Tarrant County Family Courts in Fort Worth NEED to be investigated for Fraud and Corruption it is this SERIOUS.
Spousal Abuse, marital fraud, is nonstop in these Court Rooms.
Judge's disallow important facts and evidence intentionally so it makes it almost impossible to take the case to the Second Court of Appeals.
Not allowing evidence is INTENTIONAL by these Judges. Second Court of Appeals do not review new evidence or allow new evidence. This is why the Tarrant County Family Court Judges disallow evidence.
It's about playing favorites and who they like and not about hard factual evidence.
It's extremely corrupt in the Tarrant County Family Courts!!
TROs are SPECIFICALLY designed to make money for the Family Attorneys!!
Being found guilty on false charges is very common because the Family Attorneys make more money when they Appeal the Judge's rulings.
It's ALL a scam!!
There are groups forming in the North Texas area to fight this allowed Corruption in the Tarrant County Family Courts.
This is a SEVERE problem!! The Tarrant County Family Courts are Corrupt!
Associate Judge Beth Poulos is EXTREMELY Corrupt. She even clears out her Court Room so no one can witness her outrageous behavior in in Court Room. She is off the Charts abusive! Judge Beth Poulos abuses her jurisdiction, she plays favorites, She does NOT enforce the Law and she ALLOWS spousal abuse, federal crimes committed by abusive spouses. Judge Beth Poulos intentionally denies hard factual evidence. She deserves to be disbarred and terminated for her actions.
Judge Poulos aids spouses in committing Fraud. I have hard factual evidence to prove how Corrupt Judge Beth Poulos is!
Judge Beth Poulos is EXTREMELY Corrupt!!
IT'S THIS SEVERE!!!
The Corruption in Judge Hennigan's and Judge Beth Poulos's 324 Family Courts of Fort Worth Texas is SEVERE.
They consistently deny litigants Legal Rights. They refuse hard factual evidence of Fraud, severe spousal abuse, they play favorites and team up with their favorite side to harass, intimidate and abuse litigants.
It's very common to be found guilty of Contempt of Court in their Courtroom despite all the evidence and facts to prove your innocent. This allows the Family Attorney to make more money on the Appeals. It's ALL a scam!
These Judge's aid in fraud.
The problem in the Tarrant County Family Courts is this SEVERE and needs to be investigated.
The Court Order TROs are designed to make money for the Family Attorneys. The more money and assets you have the more you will be a victim to contempt of Court charges... it's all about making money.
Judge Beth Poulos ignores all the fraud and crimes committed by her favorite litigant. Her favorite litigant is completely exempt from the TRO. She does not enforce the TRO at all for her favorite litigant...this aids in more spousal abuse and crimes committed by her favorite. It's SEVERE !!
My spouse committed crimes NONSTOP, mail fraud, stalking, money laundering of all our assets to his new accounts,
Opposing Counsel BRIEBED my main witness with $10,000 to lie and cooperate with the Corrupt Opposing side...All this hard factual evidence of the bribe, the witness to this Bribe was NOT allowed in Judge Beth Poulo's court room. BRIBING witnesses is illegal and a Federal Crime.
Judge Beth Poulos is aiding in covering up this Bribe by disallowing the evidence and the witness.
ALL this hard factual evidence of FRAUD and crimes were not allowed in Judge Beth Poulos's court room.
The Corruption all allowed in the Tarrant County Family Courts in Fort Worth Texas is SEVERE!
The corruption is very real and very easy to prove.
Judge Beth Poulos flat out denies litigants Legal Rights. She finds litigants guilty of Contempt of Court on purpose. This makes more money for the Family Attorneys for their Appeals.
Despite all the evidence and facts to prove your innocent, Judge Beth Poulos disallows all the evidence, finds the litigant guilty as charged. Then it's only natural to have to file Appeals to her outrageous unfair rulings.. This is designed to make more money for the Family Attorneys.
It's all legalized organized crime.
The Corruption in the Tarrant County Family Courts is this SEVERE.
It became quite clear after being charged with contempt of Court when I had hard factual evidence to prove my innocence all disallowed by Judge Beth Poulos to intentionally commit Fraud...This threw me into filing Appeals costing thousands of dollars in Attorney fees because Judge Beth Poulos refused my evidence during the Contempt of Court Hearings. Judge Beth Polos flat out denied my Legal Rights to present evidence to prove my innocence requiring me to file for Appeals.
This is ALL a scam and intentional to make more money.
Judge Beth Poulos is EXTREMELY Corrupt.
Judge Beth Poulos plays favorites. Her favorite litigant is exempt from all TRO violations including spousal abuse, marital fraud of money laundering assets to newly formed accounts allowing her favorite litigant to commit fraud.
This is worse than "American Greed" ... legalized fraud and corruption and nothing to do to stop this.
Judge Beth Poulos clears out her courtroom so there is NO witness to her actions. The Court Reporter excludes all of Judge Poulos's verbal abuse and name calling.
The ABUSE in Judge Beth Poulos's courtroom is off the charts SHOCKING.
Judge Poulos's actually aids in committing fraud.
The Corruption in Judge Poulos court room is SEVERE
Judge Poulos disallows witnesses, disallows hard factual evidence, plays favorites.
Judge Beth Poulos finds a litigant guilty of false charges of contempt intentionally to force litigants into filing Appeals causing thousands and thousands of dollars in more legal fees.
324 Tarrant County Family Courts Need to be Investigate.
Judge Poulos absolutely plays favorites and helps her favorite litigant to commit Fraud, spousal abuse, malicious prosecution to abuse and harass the other spouse. IT"S THIS SEVERE.
Judge Beth Poulos should be disbarred and terminated for her actions.
324 Tarrant County Family Courts
What will it take to stop all the overt corruption all allowed in the 324 Tarrant County Family Courts of Fort Worth?
Judge Beth Poulos is extremely corrupt and aided in committing Fraud in my case by refusing hard factual evidence of Fraud committed during my divorce process.
My Court Approved Forensic CPA found that my spouse committed money laundering, new accounts, drained joint accounts, cashed in on all our Life Insurance Polices then deposited these funds into his newly formed accounts. Then when he prepared his Sworn Inventory he should his cashed out funds as a debt against our Community Property.
The Opposing Attorney was allowed to bribe my main witness with an offer of $10,000.
To protect this Corrupt Opposing Attorney, The Judge allowed this Corrupt Opposing Attorney add an illegal provision in the Final Decree prohibiting my Legal Rights to file complaints with the Texas Bar Association for the unethical Business practices, aiding in Fraud and her professional misconduct.
The Opposing Attorney prepared the Final Decree awarding all our community funds to my spouse.
I was not allowed to see the Final Decree.
WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO STOP ALL THIS FRAUD AND CORRUPTION ALLOWED IN THE 324 Tarrant County Famiy Courts of Fort Worth Texas!!
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