Experts Say CT Family Court’s Custody Evaluator Biren-Caverly Is Biased, Reckless and Dangerously Incompetent!

Dr. Jessica Biren-Caverly will take care of your parenting problems.


CT Family Court Judge Gerard Adelman, who sits in Middletown, concluded the trial of Christopher Ambrose and Karen Riordan.

The trial was conducted via video conference. The dates were intermittent, with significant gaps in between.

On November 9, Judge Adelman, stung by accusations of bias made by Riordan’s attorney, Nickola Cunha, declared a mistrial.

Cunha complained that Adelman did not require Ambrose to tender to his wife any of the marital assets he admittedly took from his wife; that he did not require Ambrose to pay spousal support – which would have come from her share of the marital assets; and most importantly, he did not let the children see their mother despite their repeated cries that they preferred to live with her.

The children are 15, 15, and 11.

Much of the argument for the children not seeing their mother was based on a report by the custody evaluator, Dr. Jessica Biren-Caverly.

Ambrose’s attorney, Nancy Aldrich, objected to a mistrial, and Adelman retired to reconsider. A few hours later, he issued an order suspending the trial and referring the allegation of bias to Judge Thomas Moukawsher to decide if he should be recused.

Hearings were held by Judge Moukawsher, which resulted not in the recusal of Adelman but the disbarment of Riordan’s attorney, Cunha.

After Cunha was disbarred, Judge Adelman ordered the trial resumed in March 2022 and conducted it in person.

Judge Gerard Adelman presided in the trial of Ambrose v Riordan.

Riordan informed Judge Adelman that she could not attend in person since she was indigent, homeless, and out of state. Ambrose had confiscated her money, and she did not have funds to travel or retain an attorney.

Judge Adelman decided to resume trial without Riordan, and he completed the case in one day.

Ambrose has already written for the judge the final orders he wants Judge Adelman to sign, including that he keeps the marital assets and has sole legal and physical custody of the children, based primarily on the custody evaluation of Dr. Jessica Biren-Caverly.

Ambrose wrote in his proposed order:

When Plaintiff filed for divorce in July 2019, he requested shared legal and physical custody because knowing both parents is best for the children. Defendant never responded to this offer. Unfortunately, over the last 2 years 8 months, it has become painfully clear from Defendant’s [Riordan’s] conduct that she is not in a position to have legal or physical custody, and in fact it would not be in the children’s best interest. Therefore, in accordance with the recommendations in the custody report prepared by Dr. Jessica Biren Caverly (the “Evaluation”), Plaintiff shall continue to have sole legal and physical custody of the children.

Dr. Jessica Biren-Caverly, Psychologist, Custody Evaluator

Can Caverly Make Life-Altering Judgments After Only Brief Contact with Children?

Observe the importance given to the Custody Report by Biren Caverly, a psychologist. It is the sole report on record to back up the decision to remove a mother from the lives of three children.

The fee for her report was $12,000. Ambrose paid it since he had confiscated all the couple’s money. As one expert said, “asymmetrical payment sets up the condition for bias as Dr. Caverly is dependent on Mr. Ambrose for payment, not on both parents equally.”

Ambrose also paid Caverly to do other services, including testifying and helping to quash an investigation into Ambrose’s alleged pedophilia.

To understand the CT Family Court system, it is necessary to understand that judges rely on custody evaluation reports written by persons who barely know the family. Caverly met with the Ambrose children for a few hours, met with Riordan twice, and Ambrose three times, yet made life-altering decisions that impacted all their lives.

She based her recommendation to remove the children from their mother on three things:

1 Alienation

Riordan alienated the children from their father because they expressed that they did not wish to spend time with him. Caverly blamed this on the mother. She did not consider the possibility that Ambrose was abusing them as the children claimed.

This extreme remedy of taking children away from the stay-at-home mother because they do not want to live with their [usually affluent] father is practiced in Connecticut Family Court. The mother is almost always blamed even if the father is the abuser, and the children have ample reason for not wanting to live with him.

2 Personality Disorder?

According to Caverly, Riordan “appears” to have an “unspecified personality disorder.”  Over time, this has morphed into, by Ambrose and his lawyer and the GAL, whom he pays, that Riordan has been diagnosed with an unspecified personality disorder [she has not been so diagnosed], to she is “seriously mentally ill,” to she is “crazy ” to she is “batshit crazy.”

All without evidence.

To be clear, Riordan is not – and never was – a patient of Caverly, a psychologist who cannot medically diagnose anyone.

Curiously, Caverly states that Riordan appears to have an “unspecified” personality disorder. This suggests that Caverly cannot say which type of personality disorder Riordan “appears” to have.

There are, among others,

  1. Paranoid personality disorder
  2. Schizoid personality disorder
  3. Schizotypal personality disorder
  4. Emotional and impulsive
  5. Antisocial personality disorder
  6. Borderline personality disorder
  7. Histrionic personality disorder
  8. Narcissistic personality disorder
  9. Avoidant personality disorder
  10. Dependent personality disorder
  11. Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder

But Caverly could not say which it was that she thought Riordan appeared to have.

She only knows she has it but cannot specify which one.

3 Riordan is a Liar

Finally, Caverly concludes that Riordan was a liar and Ambrose, who paid her, was truthful.

Caverly went so far as to say, without evidence, that Riordan was lying about her allergy to soy.

Karen Riordan is homeless though she is a millionaire.

Caverly wrote, “Ms. Riordan appears to have a significant personality disorder that impacts her ability to effectively co-parent with Mr. Ambrose.

Chris Ambrose

Caverly wrote of Ambrose, “in regards to Mr. Ambrose’s mental health, it is believed that he does not have a personality disorder. Mr. Ambrose has been in consistent weekly therapy for some time, and his provider denied that he has a personality disorder.”

That was it.

With those two sentences regarding Ambrose and Riordan’s appearance of mental health or the lack thereof, three children lost their mother.

The argument that it is improper to rely on this report as the justification for removing a mother from the children goes deeper than that.

Caverly pointed out that Ambrose’s therapist says he does not have a personality disorder.

She does not report that Riordan’s present and past psychiatrists state that Riordan does not have a personality disorder.

Dr. Amiri

Dr. Amiri

Dr. Tamara Amiri, a psychiatrist, who treated Riordan for five years, wrote, “As l have told several people involved in the case, at no time under my care did I have any concerns about her mental stability or in particular her ability to care for her children. Towards the end of my work with Karen, prior to her move to Guilford, CT, I became very concerned about the actions and private behaviors of her husband Chris as explained to me by Karen.

“I have thus far spoken by phone to numerous people especially ln the summer of 2020, including the psychologist, Dr. Caverly, who did an evaluation of Karen for the courts, as well Dr. Robert Horwitz family therapist…

“My office has never heard from the GAL Jocelyn Hurwitz, which is most interesting given the concerns over Karen’s perceived abilities or lack thereof about the safety of the children. In fact, I fear that Karen is being vilified in her role of the mother, and I hope the same scrutiny is being given to the children’s father since I fear that they are frightened by him and do not feel safe in his care. They may be in imminent danger.”

Dr. Coffey

Dr. Margaret Coffey

Dr. Margaret Coffey, Riordan’s present psychiatrist, provided a rebuttal to Caverly’s report.

Dr. Coffey wrote  “It is my professional medical opinion that Ms. Riordan is not mentally ill. Furthermore, she does not meet the DSM V diagnostic criteria for any Major Personality Disorders.

“When I met Ms. Riordan, she was in the middle of a divorce which was extremely difficult. She was anxious, stressed and concerned for her safety and the safety of her three children. She was worried because her husband (a lawyer and screenwriter of crime shows-a master storyteller) ‘is a pathological liar’. She was observing him to spin tales and lie about her and her emotional and mental instability.

“This mischaracterization threatened Ms. Riordan because this complete falsehood posed an existential threat to her and her children. Ms. Riordan has unequivocally shown no evidence of emotional or mental instability nor signs or symptoms consistent with a personality disorder.

“My initial assessment of Ms. Riordan was that of a high functioning woman who was anxious and afraid due to the ongoing turmoil with her husband. In spite of this upheaval, she was taking care of her children: they were attending school, therapy appointments and doing their homework….  she was an exemplary mother. At no time did I ever question Ms. Riordan’s ability to parent.

“When the court went in favor of Mr. Ambrose for custody, Ms. Riordan was devastated. Yet she continued to function at a high level, doing whatever she could to regain custody of her kids. She wrote letters, marshaled friends and family for support all the while enduring the agonizing loss of all contact with her children.

“Over the past nine months I have gotten to know Ms. Riordan very well. Her strength and fortitude during this time is remarkable. I have watched her in realtime deal with stress that would annihilate most people. She soldiers on in the face of adversity. Over the course of my
continued close observation of Ms. Riordan, I have not seen sign or symptoms that would lend credence to any experienced practitioner to consider an Axis 1 or Axis 2 diagnosis.”

Peer Review of Caverly

In addition to these letters, Robin Lynch, Ph.D.,  wrote a peer review of Caverly’s report.

She concluded:  “Dr. Caverly’s analysis did not investigate the litigant’s contradictory account of the conflict that lead to their separation, drew conclusions unsupported by the data presented in the report or available in other court data, misused psychological tests to diagnose Ms. Riordan as mentally ill when there is no information to support this diagnosis,  including from the tests themselves, and went against best practice in CCEs to diagnose in the course of a CCE, (AFCC, 2006), failed to report or overlooked data that was critical to the subject children’s best interest and safety, and did not consider alternative hypotheses for the information that she provided. As a result many questions about the subject parents and their three children relevant to the children’s best interest were not considered which is especially important given that the children have deprived of their primary attachment figure for the last eight months and are possibly at grave risk given what researchers know is at the root of accusations of alienation.”

A psychiatrist for one of the children, M, also weighed in:

Dr. Dorothy Stubbe

Dr. Stubbe wrote

M…  feels that his father has made false allegations toward him and his siblings. He feels that his father is
trying to prove that he and his siblings are mean to him, and that he has used secret tape recordings “against us.”…  He said that he feels safer and closer to his mother. “She takes my feelings more seriously.”

When asked how, he said that if he was with his mother and wanted to see his father, his mother wouldn’t stop him from going. But if he is with his father and wants to see his mother, he is forbidden.

He said that he feels comfortable talking openly with his mother, but he fears that he will be made fun of by his father;

3) He feels closer to his mother. He noted that his father worked a lot when he was younger and he has always been closer to his mother. He also worries about his youngest brother, whom he described as quite frightened by the sudden decision by the Court to have the children go live at his father’s house, without even being able to contact his mother to say goodnight….

“I believe that it is in his best interest psychologically to have a say in his custody arrangement. He is 13-years of age—an adolescent who is beginning to differentiate and try to find his own sense of identity. Being forced into a living situation that he feels is invalidating will be detrimental and, I believe, rather than facilitating a closer relationship, will only cause more animosity towards his father. I have had no reason to believe that Ms. Riordan, M’s mother, is not ‘an adult who wants the child, who has had a continuous and affectionate relationship with him, and who is capable of raising him.’

Soy Allergy Not a Lie

Finally, alarmed by the potential detriment to the children, Dr. Coffey, wrote to the Dept. of Justice.

The court has a copy of this letter evidencing the bias of Caverly:

Dr, Coffey wrote, “In the interest of achieving truth and justice regarding the custody of Ms. Riordan’s three children, I am providing some details of the conversation I had with Jessica Biren Caverly on March 6, 2020.

“During my telephone conversation with Dr. B-C, I was struck by what seemed to be a predetermined position that Ms. Riordan was incompetent and that she seemed to be probing me for evidence to support this position. She was not impartial, nor curious. She defended Mr. Ambrose in every situation we discussed.

“This was alarming to me because I was under the impression that Dr. B-C was hired to be impartial and make an assessment based on facts.

“During the single conversation (interrupted multiple times for Dr. B-C to tend to her children), I raised concerns I had regarding Ms. Riordan’s safety in her own home. I recounted the story of food containing allergens that my patient has a life-threatening allergy to (soy and almonds) being brought into the house by her husband Mr. Ambrose.

“I told Dr. B-C how upset and scared the children were about this and having to caution their mom to stay away from these foods when their dad brought them into the house.

“I suggested how dangerous this was for Karen, and how impactful and potentially distressing this was for the kids. Dr. Biren Caverly’s response was surprising. She completely dismissed the stories and said definitively that Ms. Riordan ‘has no food allergies’.

“I said, ‘well, that is not true, this is a medical fact.’

“Dr B-C said I was wrong and Ms. Riordan is liar and must be lying to me. Again, I was shocked at her assumption of guilt and no curiosity at all to discover the truth. As a medical doctor, I am trained and practiced in not only psychiatric assessment but a general medical assessment as well. This type of medical history would receive careful attention as it pertains to all of my patients, so I have an acute memory of Dr. Biren Caverly’s error in this portion of the history and the (at best) gross negligence in denying the truth.

“I was stunned by Dr. B-C defending Mr. Ambrose regarding all the stories involving his parenting. She had little insight into the behavior of teenagers and the way they speak and interact. Additionally, she completely negated the diagnosis of ADHD in one of the three children after meeting with the child twice!

“The diagnosis had been made by Dr. Dorothy Stubbe, a highly regarded child psychiatrist at the Yale Child Study Center, who had worked with this child for years.

“Dr. Biren Caverly’s recommendations to terminate therapies for all family members and initiate treatment with new providers were misguided, dangerous, and could be considered malpractice.”

Fair to Base Custody on One Flawed Report?

With evidence that Caverly’s report should not be solely relied on, and that there might be flaws in her custody report, one would think that Ambrose would have another report to bolster the findings Caverly made.

He does not.

One would think the judge would consider what experts say about the findings of Caverly.

He did not.

A supposed expert, paid by the father, recommended by the GAL, and dependent on the GAL for future recommendations, who the father also pays, and a judge all too willing to use this report as the sole justification for taking three children away from their mother, a woman who does not have the money to fight, is how CT Family Court operates.

It favors the affluent, no matter how they got their money.

This cannot be justice, and it cannot be allowed to stand. This must be fought for the children’s sake until this is righted.


If I told sophisticated and intelligent people outside of Connecticut that a corrupt, incompetent, reckless bad actor like Jessica Biren-Caverly could make a report such as she has – and that members of the judiciary would accept her judgment as gospel in determining the disposition of custody of children and that this passes as law and science in Connecticut – they might not believe it. They think too highly of Connecticut, a tiny corrupt state in the Union.

FR: Dr. Maxwell, you met Dr. Caverly for a couple of hours, and what do you think is wrong with her?

Maxwell: It appears to be an acute epileptoid manifestation with a pan phobic melancholiac with an indication of a neurasthenia corpus.

Frank: In other words, she is batshit crazy.


Next in our series, I will reveal how Ambrose put into his proposed order that he wants Riordan to pay him for the bad press he has gotten from the Frank Report.

Bad press, he writes?

He hasn’t seen anything yet.


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  • Thank you, Frank, for making sure everyone is heard. Most of all, thank you Dr. Amiri, Dr. Coffey, Dr. Lynch, and Dr. Stubbe for your professionalism and going the extra steps in an attempt to rectify this obvious case of bias.

    Caverly’s report should be thrown out, and at a bare minimum, she should be prohibited from working on any further family cases, as she has shown that she is either easily biased by money; or simply, extremely poorly qualified to analyze such situations.

  • This travesty is allowed to continue to happen to Karen Riordan and her enslaved children. You would think at some point during this whole fiasco that someone with common sense and a shred of humanity would stop playing politics with this poor family and do the right thing.

    It is an embarrassment and inditement of the courts that Chris has been empowered and bestowed with the power to keep his wife away from her children and isolate these kids from the parent that they wish to live with. These kids are at an age where they should be allowed to choose what is in their best interest.

    Allowing a court appointed hack to make unilateral decisions and go against what is fair and right in allowing a mother at the very least visitation rights and in totality award her to be the rightful primary custodial parent is pathetic. Obviously, the money paid out by Chris in the form of bribery throughout this case to the powerful professionals have trumped and persuaded all decisions throughout.

    For the sake of doing the right thing and correcting a wrong, please get a different governing body to review the whole case and follow the money paid out by Chris. Then – and only then – justice will be restored to Karen and her children !!!!

  • Frank, as a journalist, you need to print the entire truth. While I am not weighing in on the veracity of the sexual abuse claims, let’s set the record straight as to why Cunha was really disbarred:

    “At a hearing on the motion, Cunha repeatedly asserted that Adelman “has a bias against anyone that is not of the Jewish faith,” Moukawsher wrote.

    When Moukawsher pressed for her evidence for that claim, Cunha said she had a list of cases that would support it, he continued. But he said she ultimately admitted she had no such list.

    In response to a question from Moukawsher, Cunha had confirmed that she was claiming the existence of a “broader Jewish conspiracy” involving lawyers and other professionals who work with the family court as well as Adelman.

    Moukawsher wrote that accusing a judge of racism “is a monstrous claim to make without thought, without evidence, without restraint, repeatedly, on the record, in court, with a specific claim about a list — that proves not to exist.”

    As stated above, the primary reason she was disbarred was her disgusting accusation of a “Jewish Conspiracy.”

    Seems like that anti-Semitic pos who keeps commenting on this case may perhaps be Cunha? Or is it Riordan? Or you Frank?

    It appears she also claimed the judge was biased against the disabled? Really?

    And to assert these claims with no proof!

    Such disgusting claims undermined her entire argument about the courts and its alleged failings in custody cases.

    Shane on her – she deserved disbarment.

  • Urgency required! Anyone who has had contact with the criminal child abuser and family terrorist, Biren Caverly, please post your contact info or leave it with Frank Report.

    There are now 20 victims and counting!!! Caverly will be jailed.

  • This information underscores the completely absurdity and danger Caverly is to children. In this one case, multiple MDs, psychiatrists and a highly respected psychologists speak to the blatant disregard of scientific fact and evidence. How can Caverly’s garbage survive in an intelligent courtroom?? Who enables this evil lunatic?

  • The medical community is well aware of her dangerous recommendations. She has zero clinical knowledge and should have been shut down years ago. Caverly removes well known, incurable , psychiatric disorders and hands out “psych disorders” that don’t exist per the DSM-5.

  • Connecticut DCF took our two great grand children, without cause. Shipped them out of state. They are now in custody of a woman that DCF had previously unfit to be with children. Took the youngest one at birth, without giving the mother a chance to even hold her baby. DCF is the scum of the earth!

    • DCF is a main thoroughfare for child trafficking. Read “in the worst interest of the child:trafficking children through the family court system” by Keith Harmon Snow.

      The role of DCF is clear.

      Parent groups have demonstrated dcf and/or CPS are leaders in child abduction and transfer to unfit adults.

      DCF in ct alone has been on “probation” for 30 years! What’s the point of probation for three decades? Time to shut it down all together.

    • Thank you for sharing your tragic story- one that destroyed lives of innocent, good people and children. Connecticut DCF has been on probation for 30 years.
      Clearly the remedy is ineffective. Shut it down and stop the abuse and abduction of children.
      CT media is owned by the judiciary and NONE of these stories gets reported. Thank you FR for bringing the truth to the public.

  • Parents are threatened and led to believe silence and compliance will get their custody back. It’s all lies

    Survivors of Caverly – don’t let the injustice steal your children and threaten you into silence. Contact frankreport – or out your name in comments section. We need to join together and expose her fraud. It’s not malpractice. It’s done with intent- paid for to flip custody. You’re not alone.

    Her “work products” are trashy works of fiction – no medical professional would endorse her slander.

    • Real issue is not Caverly, it is the judges. People are sheeple, their representatives in the legislature enable family court to the destruction of childhood and fleecing of family savings, that is how the Bar Association rolls, parasitic subsistence off the back on the unsuspecting, a scam protected by the ruling elite on the populace. Wake up people, the government is doing this in full public view.

  • Guess Caverly wasn’t concerned with Mr. Ambrose’s closeted homosexuality?

    Sexual orientation doesn’t matter, but hiding it – and living a lie for decades is not healthy for these kids. Or for Chris Ambrose.

    Posing online as a barber and seeking out young boys is unacceptable at best, and likely criminal.

    He’s got a lot to hide. That’s why these kids are cut off from the world they once knew.

    Nothing to do with Jessica Batshit-Caverly. She’s just a weapon. Ambrose used the weapon and has been destroying his children, his wife, and their bonds for two years.

    Sick sick man.

    • Congrats to Jessica for being nothing than a weapon for hire.

      Her kids will be proud when they understand how mom pays for the minivan and private lessons.

      Is there a smooth way to get her off the PTA and rescind her school volunteer badge? You destroy the lives of kids, you shouldn’t be allowed to be around kids.

    • Mr. Barber,

      Ambrose being a homosexual isn’t the problem. The problem is Ambrose has sexual fantasies about young people.

  • Chris Ambrose absolutely knows Karen is a fantastic mother whose children adore her.

    Jealousy is ugly, Chris. Yours is obvious.

    And your cruelty to your own children by taking Karen from them is unfathomable- and unrelenting.

    You were always about money, Chris. Money and image.

    Stop blaming the court and the criminal Caverly and give Matthew Mia and Sawyer their mother.

    When you failed as a writer, father and husband, you stole Karen’s life.

    Your conduct is that of a MALIGNANT NARCISSIST.

    Mr. Mom since Hollywood had enough of your lies. You are an embarrassment to the craft. Plagiarism – and theft of the TV show Bones property. That’s the least of it. As readers will learn.

  • AND

    “dangerous, and could be considered malpractice.” -Dr Coffey (an actual MEDICAL DOCTOR)

    Dr Coffey summarizes the ENTIRE dumpster fire of Beverly Caverly, Quack (NOT an M.D.) in these truth zingers.
    🔥 🔥 🔥

  • This whole situation is outrageous. Karen is an amazing mom who is being gaslighted and slandered by this system. It’s truly shocking. And putting aside everything else, in what universe do 15 year olds not get to choose which parent they live with? Stay strong, Karen and kids. Many of us see what’s going on and know the truth.

  • Chris Ambrose clearly has no interest in his children..only himself and petty, vindictive, sociopathic need to “win”…which makes him a loser…pathetic, candy-ass LOSER

    • obviously you also read the orders Chris Ambrose drafted for the ‘Judge’

      Frankly (pun intended) , this Chris Ambrose sounds like a whiny bitch.

      My take on his proposed settlement:

      1. He wants any money his wife might inherit in the future.

      2. He cant get a job because of her, not because he’s a plagiarist.

      3. He’s over qualified for any job he might apply for or apply for in the future (but it’s because he’s over qualified not because he’s a plagiarist)

      4. He squandered $1M on his divorce proceedings but don’t blame him, it’s his wife’s fault

      5. His wife was smart and somehow her computer malfunctioned and she got a new one at Apple, he doesn’t like that.

      6. His children don’t want to live with him because they don’t know him and consider him to be abusive. They don’t know him because he chose to live elsewhere as a writer. A profession that can literally be done anywhere

      7. He resents his wife getting a rent house when he sold their marital home to pay for all the legal fees he incurred. Apparently this rent house was somewhere near a beach and he’s particularly perturbed by that

      8. He’s a jackass who thinks you can ‘scrub the internet’ for $50k.

      9. Speaking of the internet, he’s gotten his panties in a real twist over his dirty laundry seeing the light of day elsewhere and her on the Frank Report

      10. She’s unemployed and has no resources. He’s real pissed that she has not filed a financial affidavit but neither has he

      11. It’s hunky dorey that he’s controlled all of their marital assets that she has no line of site too but since he’s such a swell guy he’ll graciously take 80% and reluctantly give her 20% of whatever is left over. He’s a man of principles after all.

      12. He’d still like to control her life even after they’re divorced

      13. Hims feelings are hurt and he wants her to apologize and adopt his narrative of events (and do so publicly)

      14. Lastly, HE HATES ROOM SERVICE MORE THAN THE AVERAGE PERSON. He’d like to be reimbursed for that please. How dare his wife and children eat while overnighting in a hotel. 😂

      • Where are Ambrose’s proposed orders? Was that posted on FR?

        Has Chris Ambrose written the orders for Adelman?

        He wrote the conditions for the feigned restraining order – the “temporary without prejudice order” of the court.

        Will final orders merely be a sign-off with identical verbiage?

        And will court appointed criminals stay in to guard the children? Ambrose will pay $400/hour for Hurwitz and HOrwitz to defame the mother, endorse the quackery of Caverly, and say control freak, pathological liar and poser, Chris Ambrose.

  • Caverly is a rodeo clown and will clearly sell out to the highest bidder. In the face of such countervailing evidence, Caverly is clearly negligent for not investigating or digging deeper. But why would she do that when she is in Ambrose’s pocket?

  • I am a mother whose child was put through hell because of Dr. Jessica Biren Caverly’s psych evals and recommendation to the court. When reaching out to my therapist, she pulled the same tricks, lied, told my therapist she doesn’t know me and never asked for her opinion. Caverly’s report also had an “unspecified anxiety disorder” diagnosis.

    Caverly recommended the father for custody even though he is a violent felon with extensive criminal history, no history of stability, on probation and homeless at the time. The court and DCF ignored all input from other providers, private psych eval as well as FACTS and instead took DR. Caverly’s word as gospel. “Lord” Biren is a danger to children.

  • So Cunha was disbarred but this crap is allowed to continue. I’d call it a farce if people weren’t being destroyed by it. Keep fighting, Frank – your voice has avalanched interest in ignored injustice before; it can happen again.

  • It’s insane that this sham of a trial was ever allowed to continue. Where is the justice in never permitting the mother to even state her case? Where is the justice in the GAL never contacting the psychiatrist who has treated the mother for years? This GAL is supposed to have the children’s best interests at the top of her priorities.

    Where is the justice in permitting Caverly to destroy families the way she has? It’s like this trial was already decided before it ever began!

  • Selling child custody in CT courts is a lucrative criminal enterprise. Caverly is the executioner–her bullshit 100+page report a weapon to flip custody and isolate children from good, loving parents, so they are silenced. Caverly, as a MANDATED reporter NEVER calls DCF on the alleged abuser, because there is no abuse.

    Instead, Caverly colludes with attorneys and court appointed therapists, who endorse her bullshit ‘findings.’ Caverly commits fraud for a living, but she is a protected court pet, needed to fleece family savings. Bring her down, Frank!

  • Frank-

    This case indeed is a great miscarriage of justice. I was initially skeptical. The last few articles have been eye opening and shocking.
    The $12,000 fee for psychologist’s report is outrageous!

    • When reviewing vendor pricing, remember there is a commission paid to the judge for the privilege of being appointed to such lucrative undertakings.

      The court can appoint a state psychologist to do the same work, but the game of family court is money. Only families with money need expensive evaluations.

      Poor families never have issues requiring private pay vendors.

      • Aaden-

        Thanks for the info! I had no idea.

        Now, I have a great question to ask my wife about.

        Longtime Frank Report readers will get the above reference/question. NutJob will be annoyed that’s why I’m mentioning it.

        • Not annoyed. Confused. No idea who you are or aren’t, and which end is up with you. At least the new confusion brings some finality to the original lingering confusion around the whole “my wife caught me posting too much on FR” thing. But, it is probably safe to say that I was one way or the other on to something all those times I joked about your fake lawyer wife.

  • I too was a victim of Dr Caverly, she is completely useless, self-centered and believes that she is God.

    Never have I seen such a sham that destroys kids’ lives and the accused parent by another deranged parent. She provides custody evaluations and after being exposed to her, I would not trust a 16-year-old with her as she has no clue about parenting.

    This is 21st century Salem witch trial by Caverly

  • Recognize this system of mother assassination by judicial direction to rely on junk science is the will of the sovereign people of Connecticut. Let that sink in, a free people, acting through their elected representatives have created the system of childhood rape by whim of a judge. Stop and think what that says about the people of Connecticut.

  • Frank, you have done amazing work again. Thank you and I look forward to the next criminal you crush. Your friend, Kenny G.

  • I do not believe an eminent scientist like Jessica Batshit-Caverly could be wrong about her character and her skill set.

    Her word against three psychiatrists and a psychologist. Who you gonna believe Batshit-Caverly or your lying professionals?

  • “This extreme remedy of taking children away from the stay-at-home mother because they do not want to live with their [usually affluent] father is practiced in Connecticut Family Court.”

    Frank – In this case, affluent should be replaced with effluent

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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.” In addition, he was credited in the Starz docuseries 'Seduced' for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

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.

Parlato is a consulting producer and appears in TNT's The Heiress and the Sex Cult, which premieres on May 22, 2022.

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