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  •  Unfortunately, the same standards are not... (5+ / 0-)

    Unfortunately, the same standards are not equally held for the judges themselves.

    I live in Kentucky but over the last fifteen years, I have had to return to Ohio for several legal issues.  When we had to get temporary custody of our neice when her parents went to jail, I had to drive 6 hours to go to court in Lancaser three different times.  The last time, we were in court, on time and waited twenty minutes for the judge to arrive.  When he finally walked in, there was no apology for making us wait, no attempt at even acknowledging our inconvenience and had no idea about the facts of the case.

    Upon hearing the facts, he three the case back to the previous court saying they were wrong to send the case to his court and told us we would receive a new court date in the mail.  I wanted to go off.  My wife and I had taken two vacation days to travel to Ohio, jump through all of the hoops just so our neice wouldn't get put in  foster care and they couldn't decide which court it should be heard in.  If I had been the one who was late or unprepared, you can bet they would not have been so understanding.  

    I ended up taking my neice back to Kentucky with a Power of Attorney letter and we ignored all subsequent court dates.

    "Perhaps the sentiments contained in the following pages, are not YET sufficiently fashionable to procure them general favour..."

    by Buckeye Nut Schell on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 10:32:34 AM PST

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