New Hampshire lawmakers are finally going to investigate its corrupt family court system, at least sort of.

New Hampshire lawmakers are finally going to investigate its corrupt family court system, at least sort of.

Through a House resolution, a  special committee has been formed to hold four hearings in May on the subject.

The hearings are being held to take testimony  about the court’s handling of cases, but as the committee head is already warning, they don’t want to hear about specific stories of being wronged by a judge in divorce and private custody cases. Instead, they want private citizens to essentially come –  act like lawyers, and cite the state and constitutional laws family court judges are breaking. And — they will only have 5 minutes to “state their case.”

Apparently, the 30 or so bills that a handful of Republican lawmakers have introduced over the last couple of years aimed at reforming the courts is not sign enough  to existing lawmakers that there is a major problem with the state’s family courts. Not to mention the transparent lobbying court bureaucrats including judges themselves and the endless sea of those who make money off its lawless ways continue to desperately  wage against any reform efforts.

“The lady doth protest too much, methinks” – Hamlet, William Shakespeare.

The committee is also not exactly advertising the hearings either. Finding the dates of them at the risk of sounding trite, is like looking for a needle in the haystack.

Add to that, the many citizens who have written letters, testified about their private lives at televised hearings — and practically hit lawmakers over their heads with the reality that NH’s family court system is,  in using the oft-used politically-correct sugar-coated word  to describe the lawless system  —  “broken.”

Interestingly enough and perhaps especially telling is that most of the problematic family court judges are Democrats appointed by none other than former Gov. Maggie Hassan, now U.S. Senator Hassan,  with a few others appointed by former Gov. Steven Lynch, another liberal who clearly also didn’t vet  judges who are pro child trafficking to abusers.  Lest not forget he was against parental notification for minors seeking abortions.

The same holds true with the NH family court’s gang of thieves, being so-called guardian ad litems, junk science therapists, and other shameless profiteers.

Some are even former Democrat state reps or contemporaneous Republican haters who proudly post their anti-Trump sentiment and pro-ultra left wing views  on their social media accounts for everyone to see. Many of them even have naked conflicts of interests with the cast of rubber stampers who cycle children out the door to abusive parents and strip good ones of everything they own.

To be fair, the newly appointed special committee is bipartisan and appears to be made up of some new blood instead of the group of gatekeepers who were constantly running interference against bills that openly begged judges to follow due process laws, child abuse laws, and rules of evidence laws —  although apparently the last one is officially optional in New Hampshire since the court decided to adopt itself a court rule or two allowing itself to wave fundamental rules of evidence. Yep — you read that right.

Here’s one of them. Rule 1.2 Waiver of Rules. “As good cause appears and as justice may require, the family division may waive the application of any rule, except where prohibited by law.”

And here’s the other one. Rule 2.2 Application of New Hampshire Rules of Evidence. “The New Hampshire Rules of Evidence do not apply to the actions listed above” — being basically everything New Hampshire’s family division does.

Can anyone say — unconstitutional.

Clearly, Manhattan DA Alvin Braggs would be a great fit for a NH Family Court judge.

The good news and news lawmakers will hopefully grasp is that rules can’t be used to override statutory law and those things called — civil rights. Since New Hampshire loves to use old, outdated case law to keep abuses running in the family court system, let us remind this newly appointed committee of the Supremacy Clause enshrined in the mother of all case laws.

It was first used in the 1796 case Ware v. Hylton, which established that constitutional rights supersede conflicting state law. It has since been carried over to countless court rulings across the nation including yes — in New Hampshire.

There have been published reports about New Hampshire judges promoting some 2011 court ruling that excuses them for not making rulings that are in the best interest of the child.

How convenient.

If all courts adopted such a precedent, courts across the land could clear the docket in a day. Rapists, child molesters, traffickers, could all go free on account  that the higher court says so.

Who needs trials and evidence any way.

Clearly not the NH family courts.

Of course, there are so many pesty inconveniences.

There’s this, not so-difficult to find codified right in the very Live Free or Die’s own Constitution

that says judges will not serve as legal counsel in cases and yet — in New Hampshire, apparently they exclusively pick the witnesses in divorce and custody disputes — what many have complained is a preselected pool that wouldn’t dare bite the hand that feeds them.

A bank robber in New Hampshire should ask for a family court judge to preside over his or her case.

Judge: I deem the bank guilty of alienation for accusing you of robbing the bank. You get to keep the money.

The hearings on what appears to be the untouchable family court system are slated for May 2, 9, 16, and 23, from 9:30 to noon in LOB Room 206-208.



6 Replies to “New Hampshire lawmakers are finally going to investigate its corrupt family court system, at least sort of.

  1. This is hysterical. . . . I’ve shared it – via your link with sympathetic NH lawmakers and others. A reporter from another organization told me to fetch this. I’m a retired NH attorney in NH – I have close to encyclopedic knowledge of court corruption in NH family courts and asked the committee for more than five minutes of testimony since I’m pretty much an expert. The answer from the chair – “NO. You get five minutes like everyone else.” You folks are spot on.

    I’m planning on introducing it as evidence next week appended to my testimony – at the very least, it will live on forever in the legislative record. Since you invite sharing on social media, (which I DID – on my FB account) I assume you would agree to sharing in the legislative record. Let me know.

    One thing I said in Tuesday’s hearing had the committee pale – that the Family Courts had ZERO broad equity powers that the constitutionally enacted Superior Court had in divorce proceedings and family law matters because NH Supreme Court opinion switched the Family Courts from a constitutional court to a statutorily created court – which stripped them of the broad equitable powers of the Superior Court – constitutionally created to a STATUTORILY created court – and that the NH legislature had zero power to declare otherwise. You would have thought I set off a firecracker in the hearing. They about visibly paled. It is going to cost NH MILLIONS to fix that legislative mistake. . And it renders orders from even fair minded judges ILLEGAL, because they don’t have the constitutional authority to make equitable orders that extend beyond the court room doors in the back of their court- and they have done so – for a generation or more. The statute that gave these statutorily created court broad “equitable” powers is just unconstitutional under NH constitution. The legislators had zero constitutional authority to state that. RSA 490 – I think Roman I? Perhaps not.

    Shout out to the UNH – Franklin School Pierce School of Law — who helped me refind the case where I well knew the holding, but forgot the name of the case to submit as part of my written testimony. She found the proper digest lead to an older NH Supreme Court opinion within about 15 minutes of looking. It only took me another ten minutes or so to re-find the exact case. I wandered back in to the library just to thank her.

    I’m retired. I haven’t worked 40 hours per week at law for many years. This committee has forced me to work MORE than 40 hours per just to prepare testimony and find the back up in court records to submit to them. . . . I think I can hang in there.

    1. Omg thank you for your wisdom and commitment I would love to learn as much as I can I live in a nearby state yet purchased property in n h so have interest in making the courts work again! If they ever did ! On f b igloos Connie Reguli she’s awesome and a great teacher/ warrior for families you may like to join her team

    2. Hello Paula W., I helped Randall Collier prepare his Lawsuit/Appeal/Writ against New Hampshire Family Court System (Filed in NH Supreme Ct) and Judges in his case for violating “fundamental principles” of “the supreme Law of the Land” I have put together, and I am glad you made that point about the Family Courts not being Constitutional, created by statute unlike NH.Supr.Ct.. I planned to check on that, and figured that might be the case!

      Randall and I would love if you wish to join our Case in NH Supreme Court as a Co-Plaintiff, Class Action, against the whole State Family Court system for every violation of basic principles of due process and parental rights etc. we can show “probable” evidence of. It seems there is only until Monday 5.15.2023 to join the case so I hope we get a hold of you by then to offer this to you. I think if we combine our work we can set precedents that will dramatically improve this countries Court and Legal systems. I am working on improving my websites like http://www.NRDL.org/howtosuegovt/ for these purposes and trying to give all this info to everyone for free (as the cause of corruption in Govt is lack of this knowledge among avg people I realized back in 2010 when I started this, when govt ruined my life!).

  2. Oh – and the committee RULE states that written testimony must be limited to about what one could say in five minutes oral testimony. . . complete legislative BS. It is a STUDY committee.

  3. I am currently fighting in Franklin court for two years I have not even been able to talk to my children. She has committed illegal and immoral acts, been in contempt twice, refuses to comply… and nothing ever gets done. I get 30 minutes every 2-3 months…. nh family courts are a joke. I need more help.

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