Ventura County family law courts seek public input on change

Prompted by a survey taken last year that showed low user satisfaction with the statewide family law courts, the Ventura County Superior Court conducted two forums last week to get public input on how to ... Full Story
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Lori Frost Eranio

Los Angeles, CA

#1 May 1, 2006
After being in court for 6 years in divorce and child support issues, I can attest to the fact that the courts have some problems. My ex, Robert Eranio, has managed to skate through child abuse issues by his high-paying attorney constantly doing a smoke and mirrors act and pounding on the court that Mr. Eranio is a General Manager and a Publically Elected Official. I found Child Protective Services to be very non-chalant, child support services to be less than helpful even when given proof of incomes, and one of the commissioners was so involved in his personal issues that he never looked at the black and white issue in front of him. He was fired and then allowed to resign a few weeks after his judgement of my case (this seems common practice among higher ups... see below statement about Mr. Eranio).

Can someone tell me why people in publically elected positions seem to get breaks? Why after committing sexual harrassment, they are allowed to resign rather than be prosecuted? Why judges can claim numerous accounts of child abuse and nothing gets done? Why the DAs decided to wait to prosecute until something else comes up... it did, sexual harrassment... but then, he was allowed to resign.

I've got proof of perjury on numerous occasions and no one does anything about it. My children were beaten and it is in public records that it happened and yet there was never any accountability.

Ventura County needs a chapter of California Protective Parents! We need to have someone who understands what it is to have a person that makes a lot of money use that to attack the person who is trying to protect the children. As far as I understood it, Family Law and the divorce courts were about protecting children... my experience is he who has the most money can bend the rules however he wants.

So, in a nutshell... the court system should be called the Hall of Injustice.
going through the same

Thousand Oaks, CA

#2 Feb 7, 2007
I am going through the same thing. My ex acted conspiracy with a third party to make me look unfit. I was very worried about not being heard and I still am. Child Support services does absolutely nothing, I wrote my own motion to get support increased which he still doesn't pay. It's a joke. I thought if you were on probation that not paying support was in violation, I was wrong. They are just slapping him and hitting me harder.
NEED HELP ASAP- VTA CA

United States

#3 Jun 8, 2007
ABOUT 4 YRS. AGO I LIFE CHANGE INTO A NIGHTMARE. MY EX AND HIS FAMILY PROCEEDED HURRASSES ME. EX'S SISTER (who has lots of money ) filed for temp. guard. of my son (at the time he was 2 1/2. which was granted. they mad up so may about me to make me look unfit. promised judge she would allow a heathy relationship with my son and i. visits went from everyday unsupervised to 3 days supervised, random drug tests. to once a week supervised w/ drug tests. then allowed to move to memphis, Tenn. only phone convs. Mon./ wed/@5:00p.m.pacif. i have not seen my son in 10 1/2 months. had an attorney that 70,000$ later left me hanging. lets see i have never been or proven to be an unfit mother the court haven't and or will not hear me at all. my son is now going to be 6yrs. and has not even been able to have his mother in his life and for what reasons should this be allowed. this is not in the best interests of our children. someone please help me i am starving for my son s.o.s.
melissa balding
ventura, ca.
Mad as _ _ _ _

United States

#4 Sep 5, 2007
I had the opportunity of dealing with the idiots of the "Ventura County Child Support Court and DA.
trust me they don't have a clue!
Anonymous

Los Angeles, CA

#6 Sep 30, 2008
I've filed a guardianship for two relative children that have been through years of off and on again drug abuse, physical, sexual, emotional, etc. abuse. One of these children was previously placed with her father, and essentially placed into a crack house, then (even while the family continued to collect welfare, they ran to Mexico with her, and it took quite a bot of money, time and effort to get her back in the USA.

I was urged by a friend, who is a psychologist, to look up licensing of one particular social worker that is apparently currently involved in the case now, and although I've only spoken to her once on the phone, the call was quite bizzarre, and it seemed like she was saying certain things as if she had someone listening and she was trying to get them to believe that she was trying to convey something very different. She was rude, unprofessional, and kept bringing up her won personal problems when I did talk to her, and she never showed to two appointments with me, and she left me with and I'll talk to you next week maybe, then I'll talk to you tomorrow.

I didn't think much about the license look-up, but again was strongly urged to check her license status, and now I think I know why...

The "CPS" so-called "Social Worker", through the County of Ventura, has an expired license with the state that was canceled more than 12 years ago. Another one has no record of even an internship with ANY social services-type licensing in the state, yet I am told she's been with the county for approximately 20 years, working in &/or near CPS for this county.

It is no wonder that children die under the "watchful eye" of these people! I have heard of quite a few children dying, not only in Ventura county, but also in others as well. Part of the problem is that when so-called "Social Workers" work under a county or public entity, they are apparently only required to be licensed by the state if the county says they must be.In Ventura county, I'm old they are on the phone, but then looking at their web site, I do not see any such requirements, as long as they are closely supervised.

The County of Ventura needs to clean house of unqualified and unlicensed "Social Workers" that are the first responders in any CPS case.

We do not need to see any more children maimed or killed because of their negligence! I fear, and have warned the "social worker" today (Sept. 30, 2008), that the two relative children are in danger, as one of their fathers is back in the picture, and their is a CPO against him (Criminal Protective Order.) This "social worker" seems to think that because the mother's last boyfriend has been arrested, that the kids are fine. They are most certainly not! The mother's old boyfriend, a father of one of these children, has shown up since the newer boyfriend went to jail, and he nearly killed the mother twice, and harmed his own son in the process. He has also been observed both physically and emotionally abusing the older daughter of the mother, to whom he has no relation.
Rick Martin

Bellingham, WA

#7 Oct 6, 2008
What crap! Family law court is a sham. If you can't afford an attorney you can't respond to the TRO. The accused enters the court guilty as charged. Hey how about a trial? With American jurisprudence. The plaintiff can make any false allegation without penalty of perjury! I wonder how many a year have their records smeared, get harassed by the police and are left with a damaged police record. This record then goes on to every other law enforcement system. Thank you! When women used to cry rape men were punished unfairly in a large number of cases. DNA stopped that. Why not use the double blind polygraph tests proposed by Jonathan Marin? And expunge the record of all first time RO's if there are no violations and no previous. Look, if someone truly deserves a RO they deserve jail! I know my RO was forced on to the commissioner by the powerful father of a daughter that is an extreme bipolar. How about psychiatric exams paid by the court. If the accuser is wrong fine them and jail them. If the accused is guilty throw them in jail. I have no use for physical violence or intimadation. Thanks. Sign me exasperated!
cynthia

Newport Beach, CA

#9 Oct 1, 2009
cps of ventura destroyed my family and took our home from us. when i asked for help i had a job and a home...lost job...no help came...then cps forced its way into my life...kept my daughter....neglected her medically..group home..then home...pulled us in so many directions...followed advice of social worker..gave up apt. to get housing voucher...let me have it for 2 months...took our apt..they lost my child..now has her in juvenile even though she is charged with no crime.. mom still fighting...i will never stop..
cynthia

Newport Beach, CA

#10 Oct 3, 2009
Still alive kicking and screaming out for justice..
cps and probation telling me conflicting stories and misinforming me.. not allowing me to speak during court hearing for my child who by the way was arrested , put in cuffs , in her bed clothes... the police allowed male adult neighbors to gawk and laugh as her top fell down several times. officer would not allow me to get her proper clothing. Where are the childs rights to privacy. police let my child be viewed as they would child porno.
brighteyes

Los Angeles, CA

#11 Oct 19, 2009
Would you please let us know who your ventura county court judge is so we can avoid him/her? Thank you!
NEED HELP ASAP- VTA CA wrote:
ABOUT 4 YRS. AGO I LIFE CHANGE INTO A NIGHTMARE. MY EX AND HIS FAMILY PROCEEDED HURRASSES ME. EX'S SISTER (who has lots of money ) filed for temp. guard. of my son (at the time he was 2 1/2. which was granted. they mad up so may about me to make me look unfit. promised judge she would allow a heathy relationship with my son and i. visits went from everyday unsupervised to 3 days supervised, random drug tests. to once a week supervised w/ drug tests. then allowed to move to memphis, Tenn. only phone convs. Mon./ wed/@5:00p.m.pacif. i have not seen my son in 10 1/2 months. had an attorney that 70,000$ later left me hanging. lets see i have never been or proven to be an unfit mother the court haven't and or will not hear me at all. my son is now going to be 6yrs. and has not even been able to have his mother in his life and for what reasons should this be allowed. this is not in the best interests of our children. someone please help me i am starving for my son s.o.s.
melissa balding
ventura, ca.
cynthia

United States

#12 Oct 20, 2009
judge Tary Cody
cynthia

United States

#13 Oct 20, 2009
SCHUTZHAFT IS A NAZI TERM FOR PROTECTIVE CUSTODY
brighteyes

Los Angeles, CA

#14 Oct 21, 2009
Cynthia, Would you recommend against having your same judge?... for a woman with a young child.

I wish I could make your situation better. i feel for you. Thank you for your input.
cynthia

United States

#15 Oct 21, 2009
no no no try to get to a different county judge look them up on internet...ventura is very corrupt county... the more children removed from their homes and put into"protective custody" the more title IV funding the county workers receive. plus there are bonuses involved when they put more children in foster homes or are adopted out. beware of a social worker by the name of ester olifson...she makes mistakes and lies to cover herself...if you get a public defender named robert garcia...stay on top of your case yourself...do your homework...document everything!.record all meetings,with pd and cps and aways bring a friend with you so you will always have a witness...join up with cpsvictim.com ..stay strong...dont volunteer to give info...make them do their own work..watch for tricky language,,dont get mad...good luck to you...dont forget...use the internet...put their names out there....hold your head up high and fight fight fight....CYNTHIA
cynthia

United States

#16 Oct 21, 2009
I have picketed alone and would love to picket justice center again but with families who are also living this nightmare... anyone interested please reply.. power in numbers.......lets get some attention on the corruption in this county....
judged by the past

Glendale, CA

#17 Dec 14, 2009
Te whole cps in vta is corrupt. they stole my last 2 kids based on my past that was nearly 10yrs ago.i did everything and then some to show i am changed and it wasnt enuff. they put up r baby for adoption saying the dad who has a clean record and custody of r son thru them wasnt able to raise both cuz they are 14 mths apart. and that would pose a risk. i moved out of that county and recommnd to all.and pray they will be found out of being corrupt.good luck to all!
ventura county

Lynwood, CA

#18 May 18, 2010
my experience with ventura county has been awful. i have been fighting for my daughter for six years and everytime I get in front of the mediator or judge all of my concerns get thrown out the window and I lose a little more custody of my girl. I have brought many issues to court with my daughter including alcohol, education, health care, dental care, truancy in school and everytime they give mom the opportunity to correct the problem and I walk away feeling that I am here to keep my mouth shut and whatever my daughter gets put through I have to clean it up. I do understand there some dead beat fathers out there but not all of us are irresponsible. There needs to be a chnage. keep up the fight people
Angela

Northridge, CA

#19 May 20, 2010
We have been embattled now with my parents for mine and my husband's daughters for 5 years.( All because we had no money nor health insurance at that time, we did what we did in our girls' best interests ). We still retain custody of our son. I have had to endure baseless allegations of child abuse and neglect, having a plan to kill my kids, and jumping through all the hoops that have been devised by the guardians and the courts. All to no avail. Not even 1 extra day of visitation in 2 1/2 years in litigation, nearly 3.( 2 years prior were spent trying to work it out outside of the legal system ). This with 3 different doctors saying I am perfectly capable of taking care of my girls, and that I love them dearly. But the courts in California particularly, only go by what the court investigator writes. Our court investigator has told the courts that if, and ONLY if, the guardians say it's ok for us to have more time with our girls, then she will be ok with recommending it. So basically, we now have a snow ball's chance in Hades of ever getting them back.
I have since decided that since the courts refuse to actually pay attention to our case,( it has been moved through 3 different courtrooms, 3 different judges, who ALL said the same thing, " I haven't had time to review your case, so I don't really know what's going on here".( One of these judges is Tari Cody, who gives kids back to parents addicted to crack and is active in the CASA project, but won't give us even 1 more day and neither of us have ever been arrested ) Wasting time and resources. So I have decided that it is time to take this case public. I see no other way for this to end. I also want to advocate for better legislation so that this NEVER happens to another family ever again. Also of note here, no other parties ( my kids have 3 sets of grandparents ) were notified by the now guardians as it is required by law to do. So they never got the opportunity to say that they could help out too and are now pretty much as cut off from our girls as we are.
By the way, the 'guardian' did this before, to myself and my Dad, costing us 30 years of venomous hatred. I didn't know until Oct. 2007 when I went to the courthouse and copied their divorce transcripts. That was when I saw her for what she really was/is, a monster. She is doing it again to myself and my daughters. Parental Alienation Syndrome does indeed exist. My Dad and I are survivors of this, but we lost so much time. I do not wish for this 'tradition' to continue, I couldn't bare 30 years or more of not having my girls in my life.
This is just a BRIEF summary of what is going on. In all technicalities, there are 115 motions filed in our case. We are spent emotionally, mentally, physically and financially. All we want is for our girls to come home and for this to NEVER happen to another family.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Sincerely,
Angela Hannington
Anna

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#20 Oct 8, 2010
cynthia wrote:
I have picketed alone and would love to picket justice center again but with families who are also living this nightmare... anyone interested please reply.. power in numbers.......lets get some attention on the corruption in this county....
Hello, I want to make a movement to unmask the INJUSTICE THE VENTURA FAMILY COURT HAS DONE ON ALL THE FAMILIES. MY DAUGHTER AND I ARE STILL SUFFERING FROM THEIR MISTAKES. I HAVE BEEN HURT EMOTIONALLY, FINANCIALLY AND HUMILIATED WITH NO REASON OR TRUTH. WE HAVE TO JOIN FORCES TO STOP THEM......NOW NOT LATER!!! My email address is onestop.loans@gmail.com
Anna

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#21 Oct 8, 2010
Angela wrote:
We have been embattled now with my parents for mine and my husband's daughters for 5 years.( All because we had no money nor health insurance at that time, we did what we did in our girls' best interests ). We still retain custody of our son. I have had to endure baseless allegations of child abuse and neglect, having a plan to kill my kids, and jumping through all the hoops that have been devised by the guardians and the courts. All to no avail. Not even 1 extra day of visitation in 2 1/2 years in litigation, nearly 3.( 2 years prior were spent trying to work it out outside of the legal system ). This with 3 different doctors saying I am perfectly capable of taking care of my girls, and that I love them dearly. But the courts in California particularly, only go by what the court investigator writes. Our court investigator has told the courts that if, and ONLY if, the guardians say it's ok for us to have more time with our girls, then she will be ok with recommending it. So basically, we now have a snow ball's chance in Hades of ever getting them back.
I have since decided that since the courts refuse to actually pay attention to our case,( it has been moved through 3 different courtrooms, 3 different judges, who ALL said the same thing, " I haven't had time to review your case, so I don't really know what's going on here".( One of these judges is Tari Cody, who gives kids back to parents addicted to crack and is active in the CASA project, but won't give us even 1 more day and neither of us have ever been arrested ) Wasting time and resources. So I have decided that it is time to take this case public. I see no other way for this to end. I also want to advocate for better legislation so that this NEVER happens to another family ever again. Also of note here, no other parties ( my kids have 3 sets of grandparents ) were notified by the now guardians as it is required by law to do. So they never got the opportunity to say that they could help out too and are now pretty much as cut off from our girls as we are.
By the way, the 'guardian' did this before, to myself and my Dad, costing us 30 years of venomous hatred. I didn't know until Oct. 2007 when I went to the courthouse and copied their divorce transcripts. That was when I saw her for what she really was/is, a monster. She is doing it again to myself and my daughters. Parental Alienation Syndrome does indeed exist. My Dad and I are survivors of this, but we lost so much time. I do not wish for this 'tradition' to continue, I couldn't bare 30 years or more of not having my girls in my life.
This is just a BRIEF summary of what is going on. In all technicalities, there are 115 motions filed in our case. We are spent emotionally, mentally, physically and financially. All we want is for our girls to come home and for this to NEVER happen to another family.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Sincerely,
Angela Hannington
Hello, my name is Anna I have lived the horrible nightmare b/c of Ventura Family Court (Brian Adams mediator, evil evil man and Judge Joann Johnson who seems not to care about the truth!) We need to join forces to stop these careless heartless individuals who work for us for justice which they are making the biggest INJUSTICE OF THEIR LIVES. DESTROYING OUR KIDS AND FAMILIES. Its about the children not us. We have to join forces and take action.......NOW!! My email address is onestop.loans@gmail.com
Anna

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#22 Oct 8, 2010
My 4 year old daughter and I lived a horrible nightmare bc of Vetura Family Court system and I place all the fault to the heartless inhuman people that work there. In my case mediator Brian Adams and Judge Joann Johnson, she just did not bother to hear the truth or constant lies of my X in court. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD ITS ABOUT OUR CHILDREN!!! WE HAVE TO JOIN FORCES AND SAVE OUR CHILDREN FROM THE CORRUPTION AND CARELESSNESS OF VENTURA FAMILY COURT......NOW NOT LATER. WE HAVE TO START THE MOVEMENT NOW B/C MORE CHILDREN ARE BEING HURT. Thanks to God I have my daughter with me b/c after a 3 months battle I got her back 50% but bc my X had to pay me child support he was horrified of having to pay child support. So he made me an offer stop child support and you can have your daughter back (note in all text messages he says your daughter or the little girl, never my daughter) I know there are good fathers out there but my X is not one of them. My daughter was taken away from me after she had lived her entire four years of life with mhy her Mommy. How with lies and a heartless could careless about my daughter BRIAN ADAMS, he destroyed me financially and emotionally hurt my child and I a lot. Who benefits from this the attorney's who love to see all this happening (of course $$$$$$ ching ching for them) and the court system everyone envolved, it keeps them employed and busy. BUT WE CAN NOT ALLOW ANOTHER CHILD FAMILY TO BE TORN BY A CORRUPT COURT SYSTEM. SHAME ON YOU VENTURA FAMILY COURT AND MUCH MORE ON YOUR EMPLOYEES. I USED TO HAVE THE UP MOST RESPECT FOR OUR JUDICIAL SYSTEM BUT NOT I AM HORRIFIED. PLEASE WE HAVE TO JOIN FORCES AND FILE A CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT AGAINST VETURA FAMILY COURTS FOR VIOLATING OUR CIVIL RIGHTS WITH OUT DUE PROCESS OR PROVEN FACTS!!! MY EMAIL ADDRESS IS onestop.loans@gmail.com

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