Family Court Reformers of Nevada County is a group dedicated to affecting change within the family court system. We believe that family law cases have been shuffled through court and mediation too quickly. We believe that life-altering decisions have been made in the absence of critical information, such as criminal background reports and input from collateral sources. We believe that domestic violence cases have been mishandled. We believe that mediators and judges have used undue influence to pressure parents into making agreements that they didn’t want to make.
We are not alone in our belief that parents’ due process rights have been violated in the Nevada County Family Court Department. The Reformers recently obtained a list of concerns raised by the family law bar in 2002. The list is a mirror of the concerns that former mediator Emily Gallup brought forth in 2010. On both occasions, the court chose to ignore these due process violations like these:
“Mediators don’t appear to investigate the underlying pleadings before mediation (i.e. reviewing the intake forms; reviewing court pleadings).”
“Victims of domestic violence are not adequately protected.”
“There is a perception of coercion by the mediators.”
The full family law bar document will be posted on this site in the near future.
The Family Court Reformers are collaborating to attain the following goals:
- To raise public awareness of the problems in family court, through the media and community outreach efforts.
- To encourage the Nevada County Superior Court to acknowledge that there have been significant shortcomings in family court that cannot continue.
- To collaborate with the court to ensure that future cases are being handled thoroughly and fairly
There are many ways you can get involved in this important cause. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are headed to court or mediation, please read the “5 Essential Tips” page before you go.
The information found on this website is NOT intended to replace legal advice and is NOT a substitute for specific advice concerning individual situations. YOU SHOULD NOT RELY ON ANY INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE AS FORMAL LEGAL ADVICE. This website nor Nevada County Reformers shall be responsible for any loss or damage arising from your reliance on any information provided on this website.