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Dakota County / Judge denies divorce fee deal

There are 23 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Aug 28, 2008, titled Dakota County / Judge denies divorce fee deal. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

A district court judge who works in Dakota and Goodhue counties is fighting allegations that he funneled at least 19 divorce mediation cases to his personal attorney in exchange for a deep discount on legal ...

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I forgot

United States

#2 Aug 29, 2008
$100,000.00 in legal fees in family court, in two years, give me a break, this is outragous, this is an example why in Hennepin County, decisions are to be made by financial and child experts, to limit legal fees under $1,000, instead of "burning through" the citizens money,(but not everybody will qualify for this new program, because the two people need to be reasonable and think of themselves) lawyers have an inherent conflict of interest, more conflict = more money
Truth Slayer

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Aug 30, 2008
A disgrace to the bench to say the least.
Solomon

Rogers, MN

#4 Aug 30, 2008
I'm betting more corruption will be uncovered in the Dakota County judicial system in the next few months. A few judges are giving a lot of favoritism to corrupt advocacy groups who abuse and embezzle federal funds.
Sean Moffett

Rogers, MN

#5 Sep 3, 2008
Judge Timothy Blakely is also facing discipline for acting as a salesman for a divorce attorney... His sales commission was a markdown of $65,503 in his own divorce attorney... I'm sure his X-wife could share more stories about this judicial jackass.
Sean Moffett

Rogers, MN

#6 Sep 3, 2008
Before his divorce, Blakely had not appointed Stroemer to mediate any divorces over which he presided in court, the complaint said. But in November 2004 he "ordered parties appearing before him" in a Dakota County case to submit to mediation with Stroemer. Divorcing couples pay their own mediation costs.
whatgoesaroundco mesaround

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Sep 3, 2008
Sean Moffett wrote:
Judge Timothy Blakely is also facing discipline for acting as a salesman for a divorce attorney... His sales commission was a markdown of $65,503 in his own divorce attorney... I'm sure his X-wife could share more stories about this judicial ****.
His ex-wife, a stay-at-home mom, that didn't have access to this kind of money for her attorney. Guess who got full custody? Not the ex.
Interested

Willmar, MN

#8 Nov 12, 2008
MN Board on Judicial Standards holds the hearing for this Judge on Mon thru Wed Nov 17, 18 & 19th begining at 9 a.m. Monday morning. The hearing is open to the public. Dakota & Goodhue County residents should be interested in what takes place.
Bubbles

Dennison, MN

#9 Nov 12, 2008
Did anyone else see that this "honorable" judge is also an affiliated professor for WM Mitchell?? He teaches advocacy of all things..."teaches students the basic skills all lawyers use in the representation of clients." I wonder if that includes how to explain a write off of $65K+ to your partners. What a disgrace. WM Mitchell should reconsider this employment status.
Hank Babb

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Nov 28, 2008
If the record was open we could determine what and or who drove the associated costs of this divoce to be so high. This is only a fraction of the story and its unfortunate we will never know the whole story. It appears to me the scorned ex who either lost or was never interested in custody of the children will carry this decision to her and fight her ex every step along the way. I assume that attitude is what contributed to the overall cost of the disilusion. Police reports are public records and I suggest we dig into this further before we judge the judge!
Seth

United States

#12 Mar 14, 2009
This Judge is a joke...I have dealt with him on many occassions due to custody and visitation issues with my own child. Which by reading this article makes me wonder....He too referred me to a "3rd party" for mediation at 180.00 bucks an hour after many court appearances (brought to motion by myself) due to my ex not allowing me to see our daughter...Hmmmmm....This guy has "douche bag" written all over him...I hope he gets what he deserves
What Mediation

Eau Claire, WI

#13 Mar 14, 2009
Seth wrote:
This Judge is a joke...I have dealt with him on many occassions due to custody and visitation issues with my own child. Which by reading this article makes me wonder....He too referred me to a "3rd party" for mediation at 180.00 bucks an hour after many court appearances (brought to motion by myself) due to my ex not allowing me to see our daughter...Hmmmmm....This guy has " **** bag" written all over him...I hope he gets what he deserves
What is there to mediate when 1 of the parties to a legal contract, especially a contract concerning the child's best interesrs(Dad's parenting time), is violating a court order?? This is why it is a crime for parents to interfere with the placement of a child. What your "EX" needs is some jail time and her primary custody taken away and then only be given supervised visitation. This would be according to law. All or most Family Court hearings could be best described as "EXTRINSIC FRAUD". In otherwords more than 2 officers of the court are complicit in the act of violating the law and you and your children's rights in this illegal "practice" of the law. Family courts are courts of EQUITY so how is it explained that the Human Females get primary custody 92% of the time???
Divorce High Costs

Eau Claire, WI

#14 Mar 14, 2009
Hank Babb wrote:
If the record was open we could determine what and or who drove the associated costs of this divoce to be so high. This is only a fraction of the story and its unfortunate we will never know the whole story. It appears to me the scorned ex who either lost or was never interested in custody of the children will carry this decision to her and fight her ex every step along the way. I assume that attitude is what contributed to the overall cost of the disilusion. Police reports are public records and I suggest we dig into this further before we judge the judge!
Perhaps if we the taxpayers were not paying the majority of costs for the Human Female in these cases the costs of divorce, and indeed the amount of litigation, would be much lower. When we have the county corporate counsel representing Human Females but denying the same representation to Fathers this is a direct example of the extreme MOMMY bias of the Family Courts and all that are part of this child and Father abusing system.
Friend

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Mar 30, 2009
You stated "Perhaps if we the taxpayers were not paying the majority of costs for the Human Female in these cases". Guess again! The taxpayers did not pay Mommy's expenses. Mommy paid her own expenses - Daddy's the one who broke the ethics rules and escaped the lawyer fees!

MOMMY bias? I know this takes place in some cases, and I agree it's not fair. Children's futures are being determined by Judges who don't care and don't pay attention to the expert opinions and - don't talk to the kids. They listen to the person with the most power.

Unfortunately, the one with the power here was judge Daddy. The Mommy wasn't allowed to go into Chambers for multiple discussions, but Daddy was (because he's a judge and good friend of the presiding judge). Almost all decisions were made in chambers - without the Mommy. Mommy's attorneys dared not say anything because they knew they'd have to appear before these Judges again and their actions would affect future case outcomes.

The Mommy had been the primary caregiver for the children, Daddy wasn't. Daddy wanted to take everything from Mommy, including the children - regardless of their best interest. Mommy was even forced to pay some of Daddy's legal bills. Fair?

Why did Timothy want the children? Because he wasn't about to pay any child support. That's what he cared about. The children have suffered in this case and their lives are changed forever.

Until this case, I had faith that our judicial system was intact and worked in our best interest. No longer.

Since: Jun 08

Saint Paul, MN

#16 Mar 30, 2009
exparte communications. That's another violation of the rules. Blakely should be punished for that. However, who is there to hold a judge accountable? No one.

The judicial system is broke. Two former supreme court candidates in a Legislative AD HOC hearing on Judicial Reform and Corruption gave testimony as to the severity of the problem with our Judges. It was stunning.

There testimony will be coming to local cable tv soon. The press would not cover it.
Another Friend

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Apr 18, 2009
Friend wrote:
You stated "Perhaps if we the taxpayers were not paying the majority of costs for the Human Female in these cases". Guess again! The taxpayers did not pay Mommy's expenses. Mommy paid her own expenses - Daddy's the one who broke the ethics rules and escaped the lawyer fees!
MOMMY bias? I know this takes place in some cases, and I agree it's not fair. Children's futures are being determined by Judges who don't care and don't pay attention to the expert opinions and - don't talk to the kids. They listen to the person with the most power.
Unfortunately, the one with the power here was judge Daddy. The Mommy wasn't allowed to go into Chambers for multiple discussions, but Daddy was (because he's a judge and good friend of the presiding judge). Almost all decisions were made in chambers - without the Mommy. Mommy's attorneys dared not say anything because they knew they'd have to appear before these Judges again and their actions would affect future case outcomes.
The Mommy had been the primary caregiver for the children, Daddy wasn't. Daddy wanted to take everything from Mommy, including the children - regardless of their best interest. Mommy was even forced to pay some of Daddy's legal bills. Fair?
Why did Timothy want the children? Because he wasn't about to pay any child support. That's what he cared about. The children have suffered in this case and their lives are changed forever.
Until this case, I had faith that our judicial system was intact and worked in our best interest. No longer.
Amen. How true this is. Everyone in Eagan who knows this family wondered how Daddy ended up with the kids. Oh, that's right. He's the judge who had his friend "The Judge" hear his divorce case. Funny how that works. And please, lets not hear about the financial woes of the judge and his then fiance and their 6 kids. His fiance wasn't getting enough child support from her ex-husbands? And how come Mommy had to file for bankruptcy? Was it because Daddy was manipulating the legal system to his advantage and Mommy was fighting an uphill battle trying to have some rights to her kids? The community is behind Mommy all the way on this one. Bye bye Judge.
EXTRINSIC FRAUD

Eau Claire, WI

#18 Apr 19, 2009
Friend wrote:
You stated "Perhaps if we the taxpayers were not paying the majority of costs for the Human Female in these cases". Guess again! The taxpayers did not pay Mommy's expenses. Mommy paid her own expenses - Daddy's the one who broke the ethics rules and escaped the lawyer fees!
MOMMY bias? I know this takes place in some cases, and I agree it's not fair. Children's futures are being determined by Judges who don't care and don't pay attention to the expert opinions and - don't talk to the kids. They listen to the person with the most power.
Unfortunately, the one with the power here was judge Daddy. The Mommy wasn't allowed to go into Chambers for multiple discussions, but Daddy was (because he's a judge and good friend of the presiding judge). Almost all decisions were made in chambers - without the Mommy. Mommy's attorneys dared not say anything because they knew they'd have to appear before these Judges again and their actions would affect future case outcomes.
The Mommy had been the primary caregiver for the children, Daddy wasn't. Daddy wanted to take everything from Mommy, including the children - regardless of their best interest. Mommy was even forced to pay some of Daddy's legal bills. Fair?
Why did Timothy want the children? Because he wasn't about to pay any child support. That's what he cared about. The children have suffered in this case and their lives are changed forever.
Until this case, I had faith that our judicial system was intact and worked in our best interest. No longer.
Have you heard of EXTRINSIC FRAUD?? This is a fraud where more than one officer of the court work together to defraud a party in a court case. Extrinsic Fraud is the entire "practice of Family Law in the courts today. Here is the definition: extrinsic fraud n. fraudulent acts which keep a person from obtaining information about his/her rights to enforce a contract or getting evidence to defend against a lawsuit. This could include destroying evidence or misleading an ignorant person about the right to sue. Extrinsic fraud is distinguished from "intrinsic fraud," which is the fraud that is the subject of a lawsuit.(
Vicki

Deland, FL

#19 May 15, 2009
I am totally apauld and amazed... At this point I now have some reason and possible understanding for how my own recent case had been decided by this Judge based on the true affidavits given along with past history and facts against opposing the riduculous and no facts and ficitious from the opposing side... I had been appauld by the decisuons this judge had made in my own case from February 2009... I can only assume he had not read any of the file in order to have given a true and accurate decision based on information given by both sides... he would have read to make a verified point ... I can only assume this judge is one who simply makes his decisions the same for every case... No thought intended and no common sense concluded... The man must be brain washed!?
Oh if you only knew how ridulculous it all seems now?!
Vicki

Duluth, MN

#20 May 15, 2009
Question?... If having to rule any decision on commom sense and moral values for what has been said against a judge such as this... where is the line drawn for trust and truth?
Resident

Rogers, MN

#21 May 19, 2009
Hank Babb wrote:
If the record was open we could determine what and or who drove the associated costs of this divoce to be so high. This is only a fraction of the story and its unfortunate we will never know the whole story. It appears to me the scorned ex who either lost or was never interested in custody of the children will carry this decision to her and fight her ex every step along the way. I assume that attitude is what contributed to the overall cost of the disilusion. Police reports are public records and I suggest we dig into this further before we judge the judge!
Yes - go look at those police reports Hank. See WHO the reporting party is everytime (a.k.a the Judge himself!) and how all of them were 'unfounded' by law enforcement. Bogus reporting, again just trying to show his power!
D Petitioner

Cedar Rapids, IA

#22 Sep 27, 2012
Check out Dakota County first judicial district MN divorce case #19-F1-05-13968. Schauer v. Schauer Me and my 3 children are victims of former Judge Timothy Blakely's (my former neighbor) illegal, corrupt, unethical activities. My divorce case is involved in Blakley's MN supreme court case #A08-1445. My divorce case is one (of many) that Blakely sent to his personnal divorce attorney for mediation to reduce the amount of money Blakely owed on his own personnal divorce. Judge Michael Mayer first judicial district is corrupt, doing illegal and unethical things too!!!! I started my divorce after me and my 3 children were being abused by the defendent in June 2005 and I haven't seen my 3 children, one of which is 18 years old now, for 5 years. I/petitioner was a former stay-at-home mom for 12 years and raised my kids from birth, educated as a teacher at the University of MN, Mpls.. Could someone please explain why I haven't seen my 3 kids since 2007???!!!! Maybe Judge Michael Mayer could explain why???? In Dakota County's judicial system/judges there is an enormous amount of judicial abuse and corruption and I can prove it!!! If you want to contact me, the petitioner, you can contact me at: P.O. Box 3224, Iowa City, Iowa 52244. The courts and child support office should have this address of mine too. I have a lot of incriminating evidence and information on Dakota County's First Judicial District in Apple Valley, MN.

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