Another Day, Another Guardian ad Litem Selling Children

Every day I get phone calls, texts, and emails from mothers who lost the right to see their children through the decision of a Family Court judge.

A few stories I wrote discuss this:

In CT Family Court, Nothing’s More Conducive to Custody Disputes Than the Atmosphere of Money

Interview: Buying Custody of Children in CT Family Court 

Homeless Mother Moves for Mistrial Because CT Family Court Sanctioned Theft of $2M by Husband – and Most of It Went to Lawyers.

Experts: CT Court Guardians ad Litem; Serving the Children’s or Their Own ‘Best Interest’?

Another example of GAL abuse came from Bridget Mollohan, who texted me:

Bridget Mollohan

Hi Frank

I just read your article on how to buy custody, and it’s spot on.  Like millions of other women, I was accused of parental alienation due to my daughter refusing contact with her father after confiding in therapists and me about abuse.

Because of the GAL accusing me of this, I could not have normal contact with my daughter for over a year. This GAL knew the father had a history of domestic battery, protection orders, and eight Department of Child and Family Services investigations.

They were not initiated by me but by therapists and a police officer. He had three DUIs, five charges of assault, and my older daughter’s testimony of her abuse growing up.

My daughter was hospitalized three times for suicide ideation because of stating that she’d rather be dead than go back to him.  She was even sent to a shelter because she refused to leave the hospital with him.

Despite all this, and the fact that I have no reports and no one expressed any concerns of abuse against myself, no addictions, no legal problems, etc., the GAL recommended that he have sole custody.

The exposure is increasing because of laws like “Kayden’s Law,” but we need all the help we can get.  My daughter just turned 18, so there are no longer concerns about her being retaliated against by the GAL.

PLEASE continue to expose this.  I can prove everything and know of so many others facing this nightmare.

Thank you for your article.  I will be sharing it.

I texted back:

Thanks for your text. I want to post your comment. Can I use your name or keep you anonymous?
Bridget: I’ve been doing a lot of exposure, so I have no problem with you using my name. I am seeing a lot of other articles on your website. I might share a different one.  Any suggestions on the one that fits this situation the best?
Frank I am struggling with the methods to tell the story. People find it hard to believe. They want to believe in their system, so I find it best to use repetition. Hammering away again and again and again. So, no, I can’t say which one is best.
Bridget: Ok, Just shared the article: Experts: CT Court Guardians ad Litem..
I asked Bridget for a photo to go with the story she told me. She recommended I go to her Facebook page.
I found not only her picture, but she told a little more of her story:
Bridget wrote:
Wendy Musielak, Guardian ad Litem (GAL) President of the Dupage County, Illinois, Bar Association, was Guardian ad Litem after my child refused contact with her father, whom she told a therapist she feared.
My child told Wendy Musielak that she was being abused. My child told numerous mental health professionals about being “terrified” of her father. My child’s father had orders of protection, 8 DCFS investigations initiated by therapists and a police officer, and five charges for assault.
She was hospitalized three times for suicide ideation, twice for stating that she’d rather be dead than go back with her father. Wendy knew all this and knew that I had no history of abuse, neglect, substance abuse, or reasons for concern.
She used the unscientific theory of parental alienation, which was debunked by the scientific community, as a reason to defend abuse. Because she believed in this unscientific theory, invented by a pedophile sympathizer/advocate, my child was not only forced to live with her abuser but not allowed contact (unless by a therapist or with her father listening in) with me for over a year.
Wendy Musielak is a danger to children.
Wendy finally changed her recommendation in my case when she was backed into a corner because the police, the Kane County State’s attorney Jamie Mosser’s office, and the Dupage County’s State’s attorney were involved. The recordings of my daughter’s father repeatedly telling her to go ahead and kill herself were what it took for this GAL to do what was right finally.
That speaks volumes.
Why aren’t you apologizing, Wendy Musielek, for not believing a victim of domestic violence and keeping that child from their primary attachment figure for over a year?
When a child says that they have been abused and state that they do not feel safe, they should never have to have the burden of proof to be protected. Shame on you for doing this to my child.


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Kimberly A. Hess
Kimberly A. Hess
1 month ago

Wendy has taken 2 of my 3 children away from me.

I would love to help.

1 year ago

This is almost my exact experience. It feels surreal. The school and therapists also were negligent in reporting years of abuse of all 3 of my children.

I wish I never stepped into that court.

I pray to God everyday that the system is reformed and Court evaluators are eliminated and the monetary gain from the ransom of our children and mainly woman’s rights are restored to a equitable and constitutional manner.

No woman should be separated from their child when seeking relief of abuse. I thought I was imagining the child trafficking and money laundering/exploitation but it is the scary truth. It’s a mafia. If the court doesn’t kill you, the abuser will.

Hog tied, witch trials and hemmed in by the greedy. I thought I was going for safety and it was the complete opposite. I have heard hundreds of the same stories. Standards of practice are not even remotely honored. You can never please the court and the constant goal post moving, gaslighting and trauma watching your loved ones implode and explode is one of the ultimate punishment for a woman leaving.

1 year ago

I sincerely cannot thank you enough for writing this article. The biggest mistake I made on the advice of an attorney, is to get a GAL involved in my custody hearing.

She only spoke to two out of many character witnesses on my behalf. My witnesses would call her office and not have calls returned. They would email her and not get a response. They wrote letters which apparently have gone unread.

She did decide to speak to my abuser, which is my biological mother, and her husband – who abused his own daughter, myself and my daughter. The state’s attorney would not act on what happened to my daughter because my biological mom’s husband didn’t make my daughter “act” on the penis in her face. We were laughed and mocked in court when I brought this up and my estranged husband has been screaming alienation, he even tried to get an OP after he hit and drug me with his vehicle, with my daughter inside.

My daughter is on the 13 side of 12, and I’ve raised her – been a homemaker and even homeschooled her. She is very much like me in how she acts and responds, but also very much has a teenager attitude. Alienation was used to explain away her teenage behavior and attitude, as well as her disliking her father.

She disliked her father because when he left us, he moved in with my biological mom and her husband… I think anyone in the right mind would understand why my daughter felt fear living in that home with her dad. I urged her to have a relationship with her father, because while he was absent most of the time while she was growing up, he wasn’t bad all the time.

When she was in about first grade her dad did choke her and turn her upside down as punishment, but I didn’t find out about that for quite some time. He threw not one, not two, but three vacuum cleaners at us out of rage. He’s not an alcoholic, but he is a binge drinker and according to my daughter he drinks daily.

Yes, I should have left him more times than I can count, but as a homemaker I didn’t have anything to fall back on. The gal has recommended that I’m all but taken out of my daughter’s life completely – so my daughter can “move on.”

I’m not exactly sure why, other than alienation and false testimony from my biological mom – including her accusing me of being a drug addict. I’m not on drugs. I don’t drink except on a rare occasion with my girlfriends. I don’t run around. I don’t go to bars. I don’t get into fights, and I really keep to myself. Again, I was a homemaker and volunteer!

I went through educational courses on protecting children, not harming them. PTSD from civil court is a real thing. Mother’s losing their children is a very real thing.

My story is much more long and involved than this, but, I just wanted to take a moment to let you know that this has become the norm in our court system. I live in Illinois, and it used to be that mothers had all the rights. Now the script has flipped and it’s 100% for the fathers no matter if they are alcoholics, abusers, pedophiles, drug addicts, you name it. There is no balance, and the scales of Justice do not exist.

Since I was a homemaker and he took all of the money, I don’t have the finances for attorneys to really even fight this. I do the best I can when I show up, and I deal with the abuse that is dealt over Zoom Court. This began in Aug. 2020.

Again, I sincerely thank you from the bottom of my heart for writing this! He who holds the money holds the fate of their child.

Richard Ducote
Richard Ducote
1 year ago

Richard Ducote, Guardian ad Litems in Private Custody Litigation: The Case For Abolition, 3 Loyola Journal of Public Interest Law 106(2002).

Bridget Mollohan
Bridget Mollohan
1 year ago
Reply to  Richard Ducote

Richard, what was the outcome? GALs should definitely be abolished

1 year ago

Thank you, Frank. These issues have affected so many of us, it is heartbreaking. It needs to be exposed, it needs to be talked about and I appreciate you taking the time to do so.

Daniela Nascimento N Melo
Daniela Nascimento N Melo
1 year ago

I have a story also! How my family was discriminated and kept from my nieces. My nieces have been around shady and really sick people.

GALs are child abusers!
GALs are child abusers!
1 year ago

Please keep writing. They silence our children and terrorize parents while depleting their life savings. The state governments all know about it. We need them to be exposed. The lawyers and psychologists are criminals and child abusers!

1 year ago


1 year ago

Something very similar happened to me, except it was my ex mother-in-law and she was SLEEPING with the GAL. Thankfully, I fought hard enough and was only away from my child for TWO AND A HALF YEARS. The system is VERY flawed. Thanks so much for all you do, Frank.

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1 year ago

Another day, another Ginzo post about this stupid family soap opera shit that nobody cares about, despite Ginzo being told not to!

🖕🏻You’re an asshole, Frank!🖕🏻

Stay in your own fucking lane and stop this bullshit!

1 year ago

I hope that more and more people share their stories so that the truth gets out. The fact that children and women who suffer through domestic violence then have to be abused AGAIN by the courts and all the “professionals” is beyond disgusting. Keep hammering away Frank, as you seem to be their only hope.

1 year ago

Kayden’s Law will not help this. So many laws are carefully worded to maintain status quo. Women must be given legal and citizenship status equal to men. It’s legal everywhere but CT (hello enforcement) to discriminate against women, except where it’s not. And none are Constitutional rights.

1 year ago

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1 year ago

Hey Frank!

This is “off-topic”! ☝🏻

Are you going to be consistent or a hypocrite?!…….

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Frank Parlato is an investigative journalist.

His work has been cited in hundreds of news outlets, like The New York Times, The Daily Mail, VICE News, CBS News, Fox News, New York Post, New York Daily News, Oxygen, Rolling Stone, People Magazine, The Sun, The Times of London, CBS Inside Edition, among many others in all five continents.

His work to expose and take down NXIVM is featured in books like “Captive” by Catherine Oxenberg, “Scarred” by Sarah Edmonson, “The Program” by Toni Natalie, and “NXIVM. La Secta Que Sedujo al Poder en México” by Juan Alberto Vasquez.

Parlato has been prominently featured on HBO’s docuseries “The Vow” and was the lead investigator and coordinating producer for Investigation Discovery’s “The Lost Women of NXIVM.” Parlato was also credited in the Starz docuseries "Seduced" for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

Additionally, Parlato’s coverage of the group OneTaste, starting in 2018, helped spark an FBI investigation, which led to indictments of two of its leaders in 2023.

Parlato appeared on the Nancy Grace Show, Beyond the Headlines with Gretchen Carlson, Dr. Oz, American Greed, Dateline NBC, and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, where Parlato conducted the first-ever interview with Keith Raniere after his arrest. This was ironic, as many credit Parlato as one of the primary architects of his arrest and the cratering of the cult he founded.

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