Silver Alert CT- Jennifer Dulos, 50, New Canaan, 24 May 2019 #11 *ARRESTS*

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  1. gitana1

    gitana1 Verified Attorney

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    Pattis is an opportunist and his antics, approved by his client, show total disregard for the poor kids in this case.

    How the report was released (where are we getting that it's a partial report?) is beyond me and if it wasn't supposed to be released and the GAL did so, but only to dad's attorney, that's a problem.

    I had a case recently where minor's counsel (what we use in family court like GAL's), and opposing counsel are good friends.

    Minor's counsel lied about what the child's therapist stated. She advocated a reversal of custody to the immature and bully of a father.

    Thank God the judge refused to follow her recommendation. Even though minor's counsel is very well respected.

    It was baffling to me.

    I've also been blocked trying to get the transcript of the hearing so we can send it to the therapist who can then file a complaint for lying about what she said.

    Somehow my request is never answered.

    I would make a bigger deal of it if the client wanted me to.

    Happily this kind of thing is rare IMO. But there might be an issue in this case.

    Strangely, though, it is the GAL who asked for them hearing about the report and who has been cautious about recommending anything other than supervised visitation at present. So
    If he's colluded with dad it doesn't seem like it.

    None of this has to do with the judge, however.
     
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    Bulldogs2 Well-Known Member

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    I worked for a family law Atty in CT and we had a case with psychological evals. I do t remember the client getting a copy only the Atty
     
  3. gitana1

    gitana1 Verified Attorney

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    Yeah I'm really not sure why it keeps happening.
     
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    DBM...Just saw the answer to my question in your post...Sorry!
     
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  5. ab01

    ab01 "What is done in the dark always comes to light"

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    Me either!

    It's almost like misplaced anger IMO
     
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    kimch33kim Forensic Accountant

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    Night post in remembrance of JD. Thought I would post this new pic of Jennifer. Sorry if someone posted it already I may have skimmed past it by accident.
     

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    afitzy Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for this information. It is hard to get information about Probate court cases but I will see what I can search out that can be posted. Probate hears cases that are oftentimes sensitive and highly confidential so documents and cases can be sealed. Also, probate courts are typically small and some towns even have their own probate courts (New Canaan is lumped with Darien into PD52).
    Here is main link Pages - Welcome and
    here is the link for Childrens Matters Children's Matters

    I am not sure all cases handled by Probate are in the online case lookup as the only 2 options are Trusts and Decedents Estate. Will have to research how to get more info on other matters not in these 2 categories.

    Here is FAQ on Guardianship: http://www.ctprobate.gov/Documents/User Guide - Guardians of Minors.pdf
     
  8. gitana1

    gitana1 Verified Attorney

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    Family court isn't the place for a judge to entertain the public, satisfy the public's urge to display outrage, or to deal with issues properly in another court.

    As to her not yet being in the league to handle this case and as to your impression that she is not handling it well and it's out of control, I completely disagree.

    I do experience family law courts firsthand. Every week.

    I have not seen one decision this judge has made that has been improper, outrageous, or demonstrating a lack of experience.

    Heller has been a superior court judge since 2012 and has been a family law judge since at least 2014 (when a decision she issued was mentioned, in a post I found).

    That's absolutely enough time to be considered an experienced family law judge. She is not inexperienced. Period.

    I have no dog in this fight. Judges make me mad on a regular basis and I don't personally know Heller or have any reason to defend her.

    However, with respect, I feel the repeated criticisms against her are unfounded, a result of a lack of knowledge of the court system and as much as I love you and your posts on other topics, I think this criticism details the threads.
     
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    gitana1 Verified Attorney

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    Yes. The client doesn't get a copy unless they become or are their own attorney.

    But apparently in this case no one was supposed to get a copy because mom's attorney is asking for theGAL to be replaced due to improper release of the report.
     
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    gitana1 Verified Attorney

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    I hadn't seen it. She looks like a beautiful and sweet lady.
     
  11. afitzy

    afitzy Well-Known Member

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    I think that some what you might be interpreting as misplaced anger directed at a specific judge is rather a general disgust with an antiquated and dysfunctional Family Court system here in CT. The issues in CT Family Court are longstanding in nature and well documented in a variety of sources on both sides of virtually every issue. I think every time one of these cases such as JD vs FD shines the light on how things work in CT and basic issues about GAL pay etc. that the outrage and general disgust grows but then time passes that people forget or don't care and sadly things never change in CT.

    Most people unless they are impacted by Family Court don't pay it much attention. Judges slip into the system by appointment and get an appointment for 8 years with little to no review for renewal in most cases. This entire process of appointments only puts in place a system that is closed and tightly controlled from within.

    Judge Heller is just one of many who is a cog in a wheel of a machine that doesn't always work to serve the needs to children IMO. JD Atty expressed outrage today in court about the report and the rest of the atty's present just seemed to yawn. Oh well...

    Having watched many Judges (admittedly not Family Court!) over the years I just put in my 2 cents to say that so far the Judge here seems tentative and uncertain and I'm not certain she has command of her court room or this case and she certainly didn't know what had happened to allow a partially finished sealed report to be leaked. All fingers so far point back to the GAL as being the culprit in the distribution of the report and if that is proven in the next hearing then I hope his services are terminated and he is replaced.

    I respect the POV of people that deal with Family Court weekly like @gitana1 but for those of us that don't see this process in action and are used to other courts that operate very differently then its more than a bit shocking at times IMO! I'm done on this topic for now and sorry to have bored or annoyed folks but I've now actually found something to agree with Atty Pattis on as some of his blog posts on Family Court and GAL appointments are things I wish more in CT understood!
     
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    gitana1 Verified Attorney

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    Thanks. Yeah similar to my state.

    But where did we get info that she filed a case in probate court? Where did that information come from?

    I'm trying to keep things clear.
     
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    She is not inexperienced. Shes just not. Not at all. She's got at least five years in family court, probably seven. And the vast majority of family law judges were not family law attorneys beforehand.

    None of her decisions have seemed off to me, under the circumstances present at the time she issued them.

    Every court system has issues and can do with improvement. It's hard to be perfect with such a complex system and often not enough money to staff courts, (so courts are impacted).

    But I'm not seeing anything really horrible in the dissolution case at all. Except that poor Jennifer picked a vengeful monster to mate with and have kids with and so he litigated aggressively and in an underhanded manner.

    Sadly, the court's cannot prevent all the consequences of mating with creeps.
     
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    I have been following along but not posting as everyone has done a great job of keeping things up to date. I just wanted to throw in my worrying thoughts about why he might be going after JD's state of mind. He might be throwing out that ludicrous Gone Girl/revenge suicide theory but we all know that would never explain the evidence dump. But going with a mental state attack, then posing it as a self defense scenario, well that explains and ties it all in. If that is the angle he is going for, I hope it works as well as it did for Ms. Arias. JMO and hope I am wrong.
     
  15. Curious in CT

    Curious in CT Truth is stranger than fiction

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    I assumed it was just poorly worded - the intended meaning was that the parole officer
    Late to replying, but I thought the EXACT SAME THING. Can you imagine if he hired a body double? A ridiculous suggestion, I know, but he just looks so different. Maybe FD and MT were heavy into drugs when this all went down. I remember when Kyle Navin appeared in court, after being in jail and out of reach of heroin for just a short period of time, and he looked so much more rested and well-fed.
     
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    At first I thought FD stopped his Botox shots
    But maybe he was getting fillers and can’t afford it anymore
     
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    Curious in CT Truth is stranger than fiction

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    Re: But where did we get info that she filed a case in probate court?
    Fotis Dulos pleads not guilty, posts bail as prosecutor reveals DNA evidence claiming to link him to missing wife Jennifer Farber Dulos
    JUN 11, 2019 | 9:26 PM
    A local probate court has granted temporary custody of the children to Farber, Dranginis said.

    Fotis Dulos says his children are ‘constantly on my mind’ while his lawyer suggests ‘revenge suicide’ is behind wife’s disappearance
    JUN 26, 2019 | 6:37 PM
    The children are living with Farber Dulos’ mother in New York, where they have been since she went missing on May 24. The grandmother, Gloria Farber, has been seeking custody of the children through probate court.
     
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    Curious in CT Truth is stranger than fiction

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    Sleep with dogs, wake up with fleas!
     
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    It is easier to ask forgiveness than to ask permission.

    NP knew what he was doing.

    NP knew that once the info was released, it could not be taken back.

    SANCTIONS are in order.

    DISMISSAL from representing FD.

    FINES are in order.

    BAR needs to take action.
     
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