Worst Fathers Rewarded by Parental Alienation in CT Family Court

By Anna B. Mercury

Win, win.

Parental alienation is a money-making strategy that unites fathers with estranged children.

Clever fathers employ a guardian ad litem to inform the court that the mother alienated his children.

In the Ambrose case, the father, Chris Ambrose, a lawyer and writer of law-based TV shows, preplanned it.

Documents show he had this strategy before he filed for divorce. It is best to preplan parental alienation.

Karen Riordan was a stay at home mom, raising three children for 13 years.  Ambrose (in his own handwriting) was planning his divorce in advance. His strategy… PARENTAL ALIENATION

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Karen Riordan, a mother denied contact with the children she raised.

Ambrose hired parental alienation family law expert, attorney Nancy Aldrich [below].

The instruction was to find parental alienation. Always use an expert in parental alienation.

Stay-at-home mothers are easy targets, because fathers usually control finances.

CT Family Court parental alienation presumes stay-at-home mothers are lazy. They contribute “nothing” to the marriage, since the father made all the money.

The parental alienation plan is to get the judge to appoint a guardian ad litem – an attorney. She represents the children, but the parents pay her. Or if one parent has control of the money, he pays her.

Attorneys can be depended on to be loyal to the one who pays them.

Jocelyn Hurwitz has been GAL on many of Alrich’s cases. Hurwitz’s contract “supercedes” CT statutes,

Once appointed, the GAL recommends a custody evaluator, who, it is preplanned, will determine parental alienation.

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By July 2018 – one year before he filed for divorce – Ambrose had plans in place.  This screenshot of Ambrose’s computer shows he was spying on text messages between his wife and son, trying to find any evidence of alienation.

Ambrose came up empty.

Riordan discovered Ambrose had researched Dr. Caverly and had a sample of her “custody evaluation” on his computer (bottom right of screen) before he filed for divorce.

Ambrose [below] is a man of nice judgment and many resources. He set out to beat his wife, and he did.

After the custody evaluator determines parental alienation, the GAL petitions the court for an emergency court hearing.

Neither the mother nor the children will testify.

Dr. Jessica Biren Caverly is a CT favorite of GALs. Her weaponized ‘custody evaluation’ is based on parental alienation. It’s used to eliminate one parent from the lives of children who love them.

Only experts testify – the GAL and the custody evaluator.

They both testify that children are victims of parental alienation. The mother alienated the children from the father.

The court will not hear any expert opinion that parental alienation did not occur. This would contradict the court-appointed experts and create disorder in the court.

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If an expert testified the father abused the children, the judge would be in a quandary. That is not what the judiciary is for.

That is why the judge appointed the GAL so he could depend on one expert.

The judge hears only the case for parental alienation, then removes the mother.

The GAL is not a child expert. She is an attorney in family law. But the court presumes she is unselfish and unbiased, like all attorneys. To support the GAL’s opinion, she finds a custody evaluator.

The parents, or the parent with control of the money, pay the custody evaluator. The custody evaluator is looking for parental alienation. She sets out to find it. She discounts allegations of abuse.

Parental alienation requires a finding that the children are lying. It requires a determination that the mother manipulates the children.

The presumption is that mothers do this.

The advocates for parental alienation also have a different standard for what constitutes abuse. Parental alienation is the worst abuse.

Pedophilia, while illegal, is not abuse by adherents of parental alienation.

At worst, it presumes that a child having sex with her father is not harmed as much as the child alienated from the father.

In other words, the mother who alienates the children from the father because she says it is wrong for him to have sex with the children is more abusive than the father.

Parental alienation promotes the bonds of family and gives license to the ancient practice of pedophilia.

Much of the following info comes from the well researched work of the Leadership Council.

Richard A. Gardner, M.D, is the creator of the creator and main proponent of Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) theory.

He has made millions for family law attorneys and therapists for almost 40 years.

Prior to his suicide, Gardner was an unpaid part-time clinical professor of child psychiatry at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University.

PAS was developed by Dr. Gardner in 1985 based on his personal observations and work as an expert witness paid by fathers accused of molesting their children.

Gardner said PAS is common. He saw manifestations of this syndrome in over 90% of the custody conflicts he evaluated–even when abuse allegations are not raised.

Gardner claimed PAS is “a disorder of children, arising almost exclusively in child-custody disputes, in which one parent (usually the mother) programs the child to hate the other parent (usually the father).”

Gardner’s theory of PAS has had a profound effect on how the court systems in our country handle allegations of child sexual abuse, especially during divorce.

Gardner authored more than 250 books and articles with advice directed towards mental health professionals, the legal community, divorcing adults and their children.

Gardner’s publishing company, Creative Therapeutics, published his books, cassettes, and videotapes.

Gardner’s work serves as a basis for decisions affecting the welfare of children in CT and in courtrooms across the nation.

He is considered the “guru” of child custody evaluations. He is a beloved figure in CT Family Court.

Now let us take a moment to hear from the man the courts in CT depend on when deciding custody of children of affluent fathers.

Dr. Richard Gardner

Gardner said:

“The vast majority (“probably over 95%”) of all sex abuse allegations are valid.”

Gardner, R.A. (1991). Sex Abuse Hysteria: Salem Witch Trials Revisited. Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics (pp. 7, 140).

“There is a bit of pedophilia in every one of us.”

Gardner, R.A. (1991). Sex Abuse Hysteria: Salem Witch Trials Revisited. Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics. (p. 118)

“Pedophilia has been considered the norm by the vast majority of individuals in the history of the world.”

Gardner, R.A. (1992). True and False Accusations of Child Sex Abuse. Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics. (p. 592-3)

“Intrafamilial pedophilia (incest) is widespread and… is probably an ancient tradition”

Gardner, R.A. (1991). Sex Abuse Hysteria: Salem Witch Trials Revisited. Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics. (p. 119)

“It is because our society overreacts to it [pedophilia] that children suffer.”

Gardner, R.A. (1992). True and False Accusations of Child Sex Abuse. Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics. (pp. 594-5)

“Pedophilia may enhance the survival of the human species by serving “procreative purposes.”

Gardner, R.A. (1992). True and False Accusations of Child Sex Abuse. Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics. (pp. 24-5)

Pedophilia “is a widespread and accepted practice among literally billions of people.”

 

Gardner, R.A. (1986). Child Custody Litigation: A Guide for Parents and Mental Health Professionals. Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics, (p. 93)

Gardner proposes that pedophilia, sexual sadism, necrophilia (sex with corpses), zoophilia (sex with animals), coprophilia (sex involving defecation), can be seen as having species survival value, and thus do “not warrant being excluded from the list of the `so-called natural forms of human sexual behavior”.

See Gardner, R.A. (1992). True and False Accusations of Child Sex Abuse. Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics. (pp. 18-32)

Gardner on the sexual aggressiveness of children

Gardner suggests children want to have sex with adults and may seduce them.

Some children experience “high sexual urges in early infancy.” “There is good reason to believe that most, if not all, children have the capacity to reach orgasm at the time they are born.”

Gardner, R.A. (1992). True and False Accusations of Child Sex Abuse. Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics. (p. 15)

Children are naturally sexual and may initiate sexual encounters by “seducing” the adult.

Gardner, R.A. (1986). Child Custody Litigation: A Guide for Parents and Mental Health Professionals. Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics (p. 93).

If the sexual relationship is discovered, “the child is likely to fabricate so that the adult will be blamed for the initiation.”

Gardner, R.A. (1986). Child Custody Litigation: A Guide for Parents and Mental Health Professionals. Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics (p. 93).

“The normal child exhibits a wide variety of sexual fantasies and behaviors, many of which would be labeled as ‘sick’ or ‘perverted’ if exhibited by adults.”

Gardner, R.A. (1991). Sex Abuse Hysteria: Salem Witch Trials Revisited. Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics. (p. 12)

Sex abuse is not necessarily traumatic. The social attitude toward these encounters determines whether sexual molestation will be traumatic to the child.

Gardner, R.A. (1992). True and False Accusations of Child Sex Abuse. Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics. (pp. 670-71)

Gardner on therapy with underage children who are sexually intimate with their father

“Keep the child connected to the father”

Gardner believed that care should be taken not to alienate the child from the parent who has sex with them. The removal of a pedophilic parent from the home “should only be seriously considered after all attempts at treatment of the pedophilia and rapprochement with the family have proven futile.”

Gardner, R.A. (1992). True and False Accusations of Child Sex Abuse. Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics. (p. 537)

The child should be told no parent is perfect. “The sexual exploitation has to be put on the negative list, but positives as well must be appreciated.”

Gardner, R.A. (1992). True and False Accusations of Child Sex Abuse. Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics. (p. 572)

Tell the child that sexual relationship with a parent can be normal

Older children may be helped to appreciate that sexual encounters between an adult and a child are not universally considered to be reprehensible acts.

“The child might be told about other societies in which such behavior was and is considered normal. The child might be helped to appreciate the wisdom of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, who said, “Nothing’s either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”

Gardner, R.A. (1992). True and False Accusations of Child Sex Abuse. Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics. (p. 549)

“In such discussions, the child has to be helped to appreciate that we have in our society an exaggeratedly punitive and moralistic attitude about adult-child sexual encounters.”

Gardner, R.A. (1992). True and False Accusations of Child Sex Abuse. Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics. (p. 572).

Gardner on mothers who discover their husband had sex with their child:

Gardner said the father’s sex with his children is often the mother’s fault.  She did not satisfy her husband sexually. Dr. Gardner suggested that therapists should help mothers of children who had sex with their father achieve their own sexual gratification.

Discourage litigation.

Encourage her to stay with her husband

Place the appropriate blame on her and the daughter

“It may be that one of the reasons the daughter turned toward the father is the impairment of the child’s relationship with the mother” (pp. 579-80)

Gardner, R.A. (1992). True and False Accusations of Child Sex Abuse. Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics. (p. 585)

Help the mother get over her anger at her husband.

“If the mother has reacted to the abuse in a hysterical fashion, or used it as an excuse for a campaign of denigration of the father, then the therapist does well to try and ‘sober her up’…. Her hysterics… will contribute to the child’s feeling that a heinous crime has been committed, and will thereby lessen the likelihood of any kind of rapprochement with the father. One has to do everything possible to help her put the ‘crime’ in proper perspective. She has to be helped to appreciate that in most societies in the history of the world, such behavior was ubiquitous and this is still the case.”

Gardner, R.A. (1992). True and False Accusations of Child Sex Abuse. Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics. (pp. 576-7)

“Perhaps she can be helped to appreciate that in the history of the world his behavior has probably been more common than the restrained behavior of those who do not sexually abuse their children.”

Gardner, R.A. (1992). True and False Accusations of Child Sex Abuse . Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics. (pp. 585)

Encourage her to become more sexually responsive to her husband.

“Her increased sexuality may lessen the need for her husband to return to their daughter for sexual gratification.”

“Verbal statements about the pleasures of orgastic response are not likely to prove very useful. One has to encourage experiences, under proper situations of relaxation, which will enable her to achieve the goal of orgastic response.”

“One must try to overcome any inhibition she may have with regard to [the use of vibrators].”

“Her own diminished guilt over masturbation will make it easier for her to encourage the practice in her daughter, if this is warranted. And her increased sexuality may lessen the need for her husband to return to their daughter for sexual gratification.”

Gardner, R.A. (1992). True and False Accusations of Child Sex Abuse . Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics. (p. 585)

Gardner on fathers who have sex with their children

Tell dad what he did is normal

“He has to be helped to appreciate that, even today, it [pedophilia] is a widespread and accepted practice among literally billions of people. He has to appreciate that in our Western society especially, we take a very punitive and moralistic attitude toward such inclinations. He has had a certain amount of bad luck with regard to the place and time he was born with regard to social attitudes toward pedophilia.”

Gardner, R.A. (1992). True and False Accusations of Child Sex Abuse. Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics. (p. 593)

 However, these are not reasons to condemn himself.

Gardner, R.A. (1991). Sex Abuse Hysteria: Salem Witch Trials Revisited . Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics. (p. 119)

Keep him in the home

The removal of a pedophilic parent from the home “should only be seriously considered after all attempts at treatment of the pedophilia and rapprochement with the family have proven futile.”

Gardner, R.A. (1991). Sex Abuse Hysteria: Salem Witch Trials Revisited. Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics. (p. 119)

Help him protect himself

“He must learn to control himself if he is to protect himself from the draconian punishments meted out to those in our society who act out their pedophilic impulses.”

Gardner, R.A. (1992). True and False Accusations of Child Sex Abuse. Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics. (pp. 585-592)

Help him forget about it

Therapy with the father should not focus on sexual abuse with his children. Instead, therapy should be spent “talking about other things”, as the goal of therapy is “to help people forget about their problems”.

Gardner, R.A. (1992). True and False Accusations of Child Sex Abuse . Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics. (pp. 585-592)

Take a sympathetic view of pedophilia

“One of the steps that society must take to deal with the present hysteria is to ‘come off it’ and take a more realistic attitude toward pedophilic behavior.” (p. 120)

“The Draconian punishments meted out to pedophiles go far beyond what I consider to be the gravity of the crime.” (p. 118)

Gardner, R.A. (1991). Sex Abuse Hysteria: Salem Witch Trials Revisited. Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics.

  1. Abolish mandated reporting of child sexual abuse.
  2. Do away with immunity for reporters of child abuse.
  3. Create federally-funded programs to assist those who claim to have been falsely accused of child sexual abuse.

Gardner, R.A. (1995). Written testimony on HR3588 – Proposed revision of the child abuse prevention and treatment act (CAPTA) (Public Law 93-247).

Keep pedophiles in the home

The removal of a pedophilic parent from the home “should only be seriously considered after all attempts at treatment of the pedophilia and rapprochement with the family have proven futile.”

Pedophiles who have sex with children outside the home should first be given the opportunity for community treatment. “If that fails, then and only then should some kind of forced incarceration be considered.”

Gardner, R.A. (1991). Sex Abuse Hysteria: Salem Witch Trials Revisited . Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics. (p. 119)

Child abuse hysteria

Child abuse allegations are the “third-greatest wave of hysteria” the nation has seen, following the Salem witch trials and the McCarthyite persecution of leftists.

Gardner, R.A. (1993, February 22). Modern witch hunt–child abuse charges. The Wall Street Journal, p. A10.

“We are currently living in dangerous times, similar to Nazi Germany. Sexual abuse hysteria is omnipresent.”

Gardner, R.A. (1992). True and False Accusations of Child Sex Abuse . Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics. (p. xxv)

I am sure you found that inspiring.

Dr. Garnder speaks of a culture we may not understand or approve of, but it exists and is cherished in CT, like it has in many cultures of the past and present.

Followers of Dr. Gardner in CT

 

Judge Jane Grossman
Judge Gerard Adelman
Judge Thomas Moukawsher
Former judge Jane B. Emons
Judge Anna Ficeto

This is the cornerstone of parental alienation. This is why Dr. Richard Gardner created parental alienation. To protect affluent fathers.

While parental alienation advocates cannot say this openly, they understand. They have read the works of Dr. Gardner.

Lawyers use parental alienation to make money from pedophile fathers. It is a service that supports affluent fathers and their lawyers.

Should an expert want to testify, such as in the Ambrose case, that the father is abusive, the court will not hear it.

Parental alienation requires the children to move from the mother’s house. The court orders the children to have no contact with the mother for a certain period.

The GAL advises the court when and if the children have a good relationship with the father. If they do not want to see the father, it is because the mother alienated them.

Then the mother may see the children supervised by a paid supervisor. The GAL will recommend the supervisor.

Connecticut has a reputation for being active in this money-making practice. But it’s happening in family courts throughout the country.

Wherever parental alienation can profit attorneys and help fathers who have money, it is the method of choice.

The Ambrose case was a textbook example of parental alienation.

Frank Report exposed this to a broad audience. It was looking like the mother might have a chance of being with her children.

Then CT caught a lucky break.

A Family Court judge disbarred the mother’s attorney Nickola Cunha. The court suspended the Ambrose-Riordan custody and divorce trial for six weeks.

Judge Thomas Moukawsher disbarred Cunha after Ambrose rested his case. Cunha’s disbarment led to the mother not putting on her case.

The mother had no money to retain another attorney, because Ambrose had the money.

After 35 days of the Ambrose trial, when it was the mother’s turn to call expert witnesses and take the stand, Cunha was disbarred.

In the nick of time.

Nickola Cunha

Judge Moukhowsher never mentioned the three children in his decision to disbar Cunha. This is noteworthy. It shows he knows the father knows what’s best for his children.

His rights come first.

Yes, Cunha helped out.

She tied the conspiring players in the parental alienation to her claim they were all Jewish. It was a foolish thing to say. Parental alienation has nothing to do with Judaism. It has to do with profits.

Lawyers of all religions love money and parental alienation.

But mentioning Jews was all Moukawsher needed to disbar her.

Too Smart, Not Needed

Please do not think you must be as cagey as Ambrose to win.

In another case, a man of modest intelligence, but strong pedophile tendencies prevailed. He got his twin seven-year-old girls away from their mother.

What was the proof of her parental alienation?

The mother brought evidence of sexual abuse to the court. She wanted a protective order against the father.

The court ignored the evidence because parental alienation means she concocted it.

The evidence of sex abuse showed the GAL and the custody evaluator all they needed. The father had money. This is parental alienation.

CT Court Judge Anna Ficeto removed the children from the mother and placed the twins with the father.

The Department of Children and Families never investigated. It was good for the father that they did not, because CT sometimes has to enforce pedophile laws.

Instead of having a happy father with two twin girls, he would be in prison. Parental alienation saved this gent from what Dr. Gardner called “draconian” pedophile laws.

Why? Because the GAL determined the children were lying. The GAL and the custody evaluator were the experts needed.

The court does not permit other expert testimony – even forensic testing.

As in all parental alienation cases, if it is done correctly, the mother’s half of the couple’s marital assets will pay for the lawyers and the GAL.

Sometimes this requires paying the lawyers who represent the mother. Rich Callahan and Edward Nusbaum are two expert lawyers famous for this. They know how to help promote parental alienation, which will lead to the mother losing contact with her children, without even knowing what hit her.

Nusbaum and Callahan work with the father’s attorney to ensure parental alienation. This is only fair and proper, since in one case an attorney might represent the father, and in another he might represent the mother.

It is not fair that an attorney like Nusbaum should not be paid after he exhausts the mother’s money. Without someone like him, the mother might win the case.

Fathers who want to win are well advised to try to get your wife to retain men like Rich Callahan or Ed Nausbuam.

It is true that Callahan comes cheap, and Nusbaum is about three times as much, but Callahan is competent to get naive mothers to sign off on GALs that will result in them losing their children.

Richard Callahan will be the mother’s best choice for a bargain priced attorney, if you are the father and want to win through parental alienation.

Slyest Fox, Ed Nusbaum is excellent at impoverishing the mother, making her unable to contest parental alienation. He can run through $100,000 in a matter of weeks on emails and phone calls alone – without even appearing in court – except to arrange the sale of assets to pay his fees. An excellent choice for mothers who have some money.

Similar CT cases are Cobie Jane, Kelly Grohs, Joriz Tiberi, Margaret Sullivan, Marlena Anderson Harris, Paige Styvan, Angela Hickman, and Robin Herzog.

GAL Hurwitz [above] is the best GAL to ensure parental alienation.

Hurwitz gained fame in certain circles for how she eliminated Sandra McVicar.

Hurwitz reportedly buried evidence of abuse and devoured McVicar – the mother in court

Hurwitz delivered two daughters to their father to enjoy.

This case has a nice twist. The court ordered no contact with the mother. The father kept them until they reached an age where he no longer wanted to enjoy them.

Then he handed the children back to the mother.

But since the case was over, he did not have to pay alimony or child support.

Admirers of Hurwitz’s work on that case called it stupendous.

Keith Harmon Snow’s book In the Worst Interest of the Child showed how Hurwitz operated and accomplished her goal.

Father should use it as a model for all their parental alienation needs.

Some skeptics might say there is no evidence that the mother ever abused her children. What do we do then?

It does not matter.

The judge removes the children at an ex-parte hearing.

The mother is not heard. The children are not heard.

Consider the case of Chris Ambrose.

Ambrose has a history of lying. He lost his job because of plagiarism. It did not matter. The GAL and the custody evaluator testified.

The mother and children were not heard.

The Herzog case is a near duplicate of the Ambrose case.

The affluent father allegedly abused his three children.

The court had evidence that he poses as an underage girl online looking for adult sex.

The court separated three children from the stay-at-home mom. The court isolated the children.

She even had to pay child support and alimony to the father.

These children, like the Ambrose kids, were old enough to speak, but the court does not have to listen.

Ambrose trolls the internet, posing as a barber looking for young men to give forced haircuts.

Herzog trolls as a teen girl sex toy of an adult.

The kids in both families exhibit signs of sexual and psychological abuse.

But for parental alienation, these men might be in prison.

The children are cutting, taking drugs, and doing whatever to cope with trauma and abuse.

But the GAL knows that this fits with what Dr. Garnder said.

Society is the abuser. Father-child sex can be suitable for children.

Society’s making it immoral traumatizes the children.

Of course, the courts cannot do it all.

Ambrose’s children resent him. Instead of enjoying his exclusive attention, they miss their mother and her family.

The GAL and his attorney had to work overtime to get the judge to quash a DCF investigation.

That cost him money – and more therapists. It is not a bed of roses in today’s hostile anti-pedophile environment.

They had to put the children on more drugs.

We have a report of another parental alienation case where the court removed a mother. One daughter attempted to overdose.

None of the children engaged in self-harm before the court ordered their removal.

And it costs money too.

Talent is never cheap.

In the Ambrose case, GAL Hurwitz got paid over $200,000.

Approximately $100,000 was needed for Hurwitz to sit through the trial, at $3200 per day – paid from the marital assets.

In contrast, the court allowed the mother only $3100 per month for support from the marital assets.

So it is a win some, lose some.

But Ambrose never paid his wife’s $3,100 monthly support.

He used his wife’s share to pay Hurwitz the $100,000.

So control of assets is vital to winning through parental alienation.

Why should the father access money accumulated throughout the marriage? Why should the wife have to submit even an electric bill, so the husband can release the exact amount?

Why has Ambrose, for instance, not had to file a financial affidavit for over two years in family court?

Why was the mother locked out of all bank accounts and mutual funds? Why has Ambrose been able to liquidate hundreds of thousands to do as he pleases, with nothing going to the wife?

Why can Ambrose use joint marital funds to pay his attorney while Riordan can’t?

The answer to the above questions is parental alienation.

Once a mother does that, she is blameworthy.

The win, win deal is that the GAL and attorneys get paid for
their work out of the mother’s share of the marital assets.

This way, the father wins, and the lawyers win.

Win, win.

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  • This is such a powerful, brave and poignant piece of writing. I will send this to everyone I know. I hope all readers do so as well. The way the system is created is meant to traumatize anyone who comes forward to speak the truth. Traumatized people are much eaier to control. It is vital that we as a people, continue to seek and speak the truth no matter what. Thank you Frank Parlato for being a strong, truthful voice for the vulnerable. Hats off!

  • Frank, you have nailed another report perfectly. Where has our society and Judicial system gone where people follow what Dr. Gardner believed? I share your reports with friends who come back to me with a “WTF” response. Geoff Herzog used “Parental Alienation Syndrome” to have his ex removed from their marital home, took sole custody of the children from her and has stolen their combined retirement assets. Geoff Herzog role plays a teenage girl online with the goal of being raped in an incest relationship. See Frank Report (CT. Family Court: Rich Daddy Role Plays as Teen Girl Having Sex With Father, Gets Custody of Teen Daughter). Geoff Herzog brags about spending $1.5M to have the children taken away from their mother and took sole possession of their marital home after telling her that he would take the children from her and leave her living n the street.

    Geoff Herzog’s arrogance convinced him to file a Defamation Lawsuit against then Attorney Nickola Cunha which failed but made all of the information in the aforementioned Frank Report public knowledge.

    I have heard rumors that the “Fatherhood Initiative” is behind some of the financing of this activity, but I know of no real proof to provide.

    Frank, you are giving grieving mothers who are experiencing this insane injustice, hope. Thank you!! Someone Who Knows

  • Dr. Gardner certainly had a sick view of children which has proven to be exact Connecticut Family’s Court view of children – use them as you wish. Geoff Herzog is accused of sleeping naked with his 4 year old daughter at the time and later used this “Parental Alienation Syndrome” against his ex-wife. So Robin exposed Geoff Herzog’s sickness and lost her children, What country are we living in? There are several e-mails detailing even Geoff Herzog’s friends, Andrew Carney grabbing his daughter’s panties and shorts and giving her a “wedgy” – she was 12 years old at the time and another of his friends, Julian Vigdar walking in on the same daughter twice in one day while she was changing and whistling at her. This isn’t some conspiracy theory. Frank you are really exposing the lowest of our society that most of us never knew existed. These people are sick and are a microcosm of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell and the Connecticut Family Court system is complicit. Jill Planchar, GAl, is another disgusting human being who puts her bank account above the safety of children. Supposedly Geoff Herzog bragged about spending $1.5M to take the children from Robin. Geoff Herzog even told her that if she divorced him he would take the children from her and have her living in the streets. Robin is a very close friend of mine and she has a wonderful husband who has kept impeccable records on Geoff Herzog’s antics. Thank you Frank! Someone who knows!!

  • Robert HOrwitz is huge endorser of parental alienation. The father does no wrong. He dismisses the kids- minimizes whatever they say, and is pals with the fathers.

    He’s a creep. He’s made his career off of court appointments. Sinister child abuser.

    • Definitely a creep. Definitely a sinister child abuser.

      Did he have you sit in the leather butterfly chair?

  • Nusbaum is a snake. Do not use this guy. He charges $750/hr and gets nothing accomplished. He’s a major bullshit artist and has been in the family court lawyer club his entire career.

    In Fairfield county- particularly Westport- they take care of each other. They often get real estate sales of marital home attached to their payment.

    Be careful!! Stay away from Ed Nusbaum!

  • Jen Dulos is dead. They’ve yet to get the trial underway. They were doing the same thing to her. Some bullshit psych eval to say she was crazy so the kids and Jen’s money would go to the father.

    The court knows Jen would fight forever for her kids and the money would flow through years of prolonged litigation.

    Look at the Fairfield county family court lawyers- they’re all part of the game. They’re rich and do little work- just abuse children and steal life savings while destroying the reputation of one parent and the lives of children.

    Kelly Groghs, Susan Skipp, Jen Dulos, Kathy Sorrentino, Mary Hart, Sandra MacVicar, Marlena anderson Harris, Robin Herzog, Joriz Tiberi, Catherine Rookasin, Margaret Sullivan, Leanne Carey, Cobie Jane, and hundreds of other mothers and fathers who have suffered and lost their children while never being found to be unfit.

    Stop the insanity. It’s criminal.

    • Jen was murdered by conspiracy of Judge Donna Heller, her own Attorney Reuben Midler, GAL Michael Meehan, SV supervisor John Puebla, psycho babblist Steven Miller, all preying on her bank account, resulting in five orphans, all in best interest of children, not a peep out of the legislature, because it is a Connecticut racket, conspiracy of the government against children.

      • “Fotis Dulos has undergone two psychological evaluations since his wife filed for divorce in 2017 and has been deemed a “gregarious and confident person” with no psychopathic tendencies, according to the latest in a series of motions filed in the heated custody dispute.“

        “According to Rochlin’s motion, Fotis Dulos has met with Dr. Stephen Herman, a court-appointed psychiatrist with an office in New York City, 14 times in the past two years. Rochlin said Herman’s evaluations determined Fotis Dulos showed no elevations of several mental health concerns, including mania and paranoia.”

        Now that it’s too late, we see Mr. Dulos was unfaithful, cruel, calculating, homicidal and suicidal.

        Did the DOJ in New York or Connecticut ever investigate Mr. Herman for medical fraud or negligence in family court cases? If not, why not? Is he above the law?

  • Another malignant narcissist that couldn’t take his wife leaving him.

    Textbook- as soon as she tells him she knows who he is- a liar and conman- he sets out to destroy her.

    He won’t stop until she’s in jail or dead. That’s what these criminals do.

  • The courts don’t do Ambrose any good. He can steal, threaten and isolate his kids, but they know the truth.

    That’s not love. It’s power, control and abuse- just what the kids claimed their father always has been.

    Ambrose will be old and alone. So sad for these kids who are loved by so many and not allowed to see family and friends who raised them.

    • Family Court of Connecticut is not about doing good, it is about draining family savings, simple, nothing more, just money for lawyers, kickbacks to judges, all in public view.

      • Wow. Is that an honest lawyer in Connecticut blowing the whistle? Can you blame him? Who wants to go to work every week in that hell?

  • Sleezy. Silencing the kids is the tell. What’s he so afraid of? Why not let them have their own attorney?

    No decent father would deny children their mother. She was fine to do all the work when he was Mr. Hollywood tv writer.

    With no career he beanie stay at home dad and maligned his wife to steal all the money and control. Sick man. Help those kids.

  • Frank, if your story is true and there’s really a conspiracy among courtroom personnel — including judges — to steal children and to sell them to the highest bidding parent, then that would give the FBI jurisdiction over this CT state matter (because it would violate all kinds of civil rights).

    Similar to when a local police force has been corrupted —- the FBI has jurisdiction because it violates many people’s civil rights.

    Thus, why don’t you contact the FBI and see if they agree with your theories about a CT family court conspiracy?

    I think you know what they’ll say.

    The FBI will ask you what ‘percentage’ of cases — from each of these alleged corrupt judges — is directly related to these alleged ‘sales of children’.

    And, if your theory is really correct, that ‘percentage’ would have to be way above 50% for each of these judges (otherwise it’s just a coin flip as to who gets custody, which would invalidate your theory, since every case has winners and losers).

    Do the statistics back you up, Frank?

    We both know that you probably don’t have any statistics.

    You just use ‘anecdotal’ evidence — given to you by losing parties — to make generalizations about the whole CT court system.

    I sympathize with you, Frank.

    I know that you are close friends with somebody in this case (not sure who, but somebody in this case is a close friend of yours).

    You’ve recently said that every friend you have is 9 feet tall, in your eyes (incapable of doing anything wrong).

    You’ve already admitted that you don’t see any faults in your friends.

    You’ve already said that you allow your friends extra leeway to lie, simply because they’re your friends.

    I’m not sure that’s a good basis for being an investigative journalist, though, because ‘FACTS’ are supposed to govern your stories (not ‘loyalty’ towards friends who are 9 feet tall, in your mind).

    I advise you to send this info to the FBI —– and then wait to see if they agree with you.

    If the FBI doesn’t agree —— I have no doubt that you and your ‘9 foot tall’ friends will accuse the FBI of being a part of this conspiracy, lol, since that’s just your pattern.

    Anybody who disagrees with you is part of the conspiracy, in your mind, because you are never wrong and your friends are 9 feet tall (which means they’re never wrong either).

    Have a pleasant day. 🙂

    • Dear Retard

      I’’m having a hard time writing this, because I am laughing so much at this obnoxious post. Only someone like you would miss the whole point of the article.

      Well, actually, you AND the one and only Mr. Cho-mo himself, the little iddy biddy Richard Gardner and you. The two freaks don’t exactly ‘miss’ the point, you just try to worm out of the subject and think no one will notice…but the trail of your icky pedo slime oozes behind, making you an embarrassment to you and your kind. Eww. It’s no wonder Gardner committed suicide in his little sweat shirt that said carpe diem. Seize the day my rumpus. This “man” knew no day, he only knew darkness. I hope all of you sick freaks stay where you came from, near the pits of hell. Someone wrote one day Ambrose will be alone and old? umm. okay, he already is old and alone. He looks like a Machiavellian -sour, old and puffy marshmallow man. If I saw this dangerous dweeb, I’d laugh, pointing to him saying. Really? So you are the one who just had to destroy innocent children’s lives? BRAVO! What a champ you are man! So cool how little you care about anyone but your old man self. Psychopath anyone? I’d say so indeed. Times are changing.

      I suggest you look into Ted Gungerson if you want answers about the FBI. But you’ll shoot down anything if it’s not meant to brown your nose. Don’t hate me, because I’m not creepy like you. Gardner blamed the girls and women for their lack of sexuality, dude? Maybe, just maybe it’s because y’all suck egg. Ever thought of that?

  • It is horrifying that a mother can lose her children in this way. How has this corruption not been investigated at a federal level? How are these children not being protected by agencies like the DCF? How are GALs like Hurwitz not in prison? These children have been abused and treated awfully by the father and the courts, and there have been no consequences at all.

    • The New Haven Connecticut FBI office announced a huge “public corruption investigation” in 2015. No word about what they found in family courts — just a rumor that they found so much corruption and so many people involved and Connecticut courts were “too big to fail”. A few judges stepped down from the bench, but no arrests were made. The corruption is untouchable as long as no one does anything about it.

    • Horrifying and happening all over the country for decades.

      Here’s one good source of information about what’s been happening:

      “From Madness to Mutiny: Why Mothers Are Running from the Family Courts — And What Can Be Done about It“

      by Amy Neustein, Michael Lesher

      “ In this astonishing book, sociologist Amy Neustein and attorney Michael Lesher examine the serious dysfunction of the nation’s family courts – a dysfunction that too often results in the courts’ failure to protect the people they were designed to help. Specifically, the authors chronicle cases in which mothers who believe their children have been sexually abused by their fathers are disbelieved, ridiculed or punished for trying to protect them. All too often the mother, in such a case, is deemed the unstable parent, and her children are removed from her care, to be placed in foster care or even with the father credibly accused of abusing them. Employing a special form of sociological inquiry known as ethnomethodology, they show how judges, private attorneys, law guardians, child protective service caseworkers and court-appointed mental health experts on a day-to-day basis collaboratively produce a closed and claustrophobic family court setting that makes practical sense to the system’s practitioners – but looks like madness to everyone else. They also describe the social interactive work of mothers trapped inside the system.

      … these mothers litigate furiously, take their stories to the press, go on hunger strikes, or turn fugitive with their children through a modern-day underground railroad. From Madness to Mutiny offers an overview of family court malfunction and the parental mutiny that results from it. The authors outline the new legal landscape that makes the madness possible and show how the system has failed to react to severe criticism from media and legislators. And they discuss ways to reform the family courts, with the goal of transforming them from instruments of punishment to true institutions of justice.”

  • It is quite unfortunate and irresponsible that you do not understand what Parental Alienation (PA) is. You have made false statements and the spreading of this fallacy is injurious to tens of millions of people and their children around the world. While I do agree there are instances where a judge will give custody to a confirmed abuser who accuses the other parent that PA is happening, it is certainly rare and has nothing to do with what Parental Alienation is. You are comparing apples to oranges. The many, many Parental Alienation experts who have actually done the science have maintained when physical or sexual abuse of a child has been confirmed, then there can be no Parental Alienation.

    I work in a special education program in a middle school (US). I help children with social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties navigate the general education classroom. I have been witness to many of these children caught in the middle of a contentious marriage and/or divorce. These children have told me how their mother or father tell them how terrible the other parent is, and I have seen these children become more and more traumatized.

    Clawar and Rivlin’s studies (SCIENCE) have shown 86% of High Conflict divorces found that one parent (mother or father), not both will sabotage the relationship between the child and the other parent (without legitimate cause such as physical or sexual abuse). This means one parent will psychologically manipulate a child into turning against the other parent. With frequency and intensity, the alienating parent manipulates a child into believing that the targeted parent is unloving, unsafe, and unavailable.

    But, Parental Alienation happens within intact families as well. It also happens when courts aren’t even involved.

    PA is a distinctive and counterintuitive form of psychological and family violence towards the child and affects other family members. It is a worldwide, trans-generational phenomenon and occurs regardless of nationality, religion, socioeconomics, race, or gender.

    Parental Alienation is induced psychological splitting in a child (a primitive defense mechanism) … an alignment or enmeshment of a child and the alienating parent. It is an attachment disorder brought on by an alienating caregiver. Alienated children display unjustified contempt and an attitude of entitlement towards the targeted (alienated) parent and have a perception of an “all-wonderful” alienating parent and an “all-bad” targeted parent. This is a dysfunctional coping mechanism which if not addressed leads to an unstable personality disorder and disrupts social-emotional development throughout a child’s life as a consequence of Parental Alienation.

    Dr. Jennifer Harman’s studies (SCIENCE) have confirmed that 22 million parents in the US alone and millions upon millions more around the world are experiencing Parental Alienation. Statistically, 4-5% of school children under the age of 18 are experiencing some level of mild, moderate, or severe alienating tactics and PA is three times more prevalent than children on the Autism Spectrum.

    According to psychology experts, it is psychological and emotional child abuse and is JUST as injurious as physical or sexual abuse. Those who engage in severe alienating tactics often but not always have a personality disorder themselves. If you think a child could never be brainwashed … think of charismatic cult leaders like Jim Jones, Rev Sun Moon … thousands and thousands of adults were manipulated.

    How could a child resist their own parent?

    This is not a divorce issue. This is not a gender issue. This is not a custody or a parental rights issue. This is a mental health issue that is affecting our children around the world.
    D) person will use the courts to get custody of their children as a way to control the other parent. Parental Alienation is NOT that!

    By the way, I am a 15+-year veteran of PA. I had 50/50 custody and I watched with horror as my children became traumatized and alienated by a Narcissistic (confirmed by a psychologist) parent and the courts weren’t even involved.

    In the Eyes of the Specialists

    • correction:

      I believe there are cases where a Narcissist Personality Disorder (NPD) person or someone with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) will use the courts to get custody of their children as a way to control the other parent. Parental Alienation is NOT that!

    • I hundred percent agree – PLUS in Ireland where I live the Government are seriously looking on how we can hear the non manipulated voice of the child – have regulated experts and training for mental health experts to evaluate for Parental Alienation – training for Judiciary like Dr Jennifer Harman is undertaking in the USA – also safe reunification programmes to reverse residence to the non alienating (abusing) Parent – see https://www.justice.ie/en/JELR/Pages/PR22000105 and alienated.ie

    • You wrote: “ Clawar and Rivlin’s studies (SCIENCE) have shown 86% of High Conflict divorces found that one parent (mother or father), not both will sabotage the relationship between the child and the other parent (without legitimate cause such as physical or sexual abuse). ”

      Why post that comment on an article about “legitimate” abuse?

      The mothers and children in the cases in this forum have been traumatized enough. Please stop posting such inconsiderate comments as, “You do not know what parental alienation is” regarding cases of “legitimate” child abuse.

      Is Linda Gottlieb related to Sidney Gottlieb, who “… contributed to the CIA rapidly expanding its experimental methods and tactics over the next two decades, in an effort to break down and rebuild the human mind …”?

      Probably not, but it wouldn’t be surprising. The name of the Family Court Game since about the 1960s has been: “Destroy families to destroy America.” As a “specialist”, perhaps you already know that many family court “therapists” commonly use “threat therapy” on sexually abused children in family court cases to force them to spend time with their identified abused.

      You wrote: “According to psychology experts, it is psychological and emotional child abuse and is JUST as injurious as physical or sexual abuse.” That’s what Richard Gardner thought. He was a sick pervert.

      Perhaps you are aware that “Threat Therapy” used on sexually abused children causes “induced psychological splitting in a child (a primitive defense mechanism)”. Sidney Gottlieb specialized in “psychological splitting”, didn’t he?

      That sick game started small. “Family courts” around the word started playing for profit with the help of “specialists” such as Richard Gardner, who invented “Threat Therapy”.

      Would you happen to know Caron, if he consulted with Sidney Gottlieb in that process?

      The destruction of children and families is intensifying now. Children outside of family courts are being destroyed in public schools as the early sexualization of children is now mandatory in many states.

      Fascists at the World Economic Forum can’t rule the world without “specialists” such as Gottlieb and Gardner to weaken the population. Only weak populations would accept a centralized world government that uses digital currency and mandatory digital IDs that can be disabled by quacks such as Sidney Gottlieb and Richard Gardner — just as family courts — and now public schools —punish protective parents who dare to try protect their children from sexually abusive perverts and “specialists” who push junk science.

    • Thank you Caron for that. It’s so refreshing to hear a reasonable, evidence based viewpoint here.

    • “… It’s a big business. Tens of millions of dollars have poured into ‘therapy’ programs like Gottlieb’s. Russell says that at its core, parental alienation is simply about denying child abuse. She says the courts are steeped in what she calls the ‘junk science’ of alienation. ‘Whenever evidence of abuse is brought or raised in the context of a divorce or child custody matters, it’s got to be a lie or a fabrication, and instead of investigating these crimes against children, the court focuses on demonizing the parent who’s trying to protect their children,’ she said.

      ‘It’s an easy way to dismiss these abuse allegations, and avoid a costly, time-intensive investigation.’

      Linda Gottlieb did not return multiple requests for comment.”

    • “… Linda Gottlieb runs Turning Points. She is not a psychologist or psychiatrist. She is merely a social worker who has taken it upon herself to attempt to ‘cure’ children who claim to have been abused by a parent. When a judge orders a child to Turning Points, that judge hands total power over to Gottlieb to impose sequestration periods wherein the ‘alienating’ parent is not allowed to see the children. Those 90-day periods take effect after her four-day ‘therapy’ program.

      Gottlieb has unfettered power to extend that sequestration period, and she wields it viciously. She requires the ‘alienating’ parents to ‘prove’ that they have been rehabilitated before she allows reunification with the children. (Some men have been victims of this program too, but none would speak on the record). …”

  • Eliminating a parent is child abuse. Parents who had no issues suddenly are crazy and need supervision in ct family court. It’s a money making scam that empowers abusers.

    If only someone in CT legislature had integrity. Tong knows about it. He turns a blind eye.

    Lamont has yet to step up to it. Thousands of parents have testified and nothing changes.

    God help our children.

  • Besides being a horrible father and husband, Chris Ambrose is a sorry excuse for a man. A real man would want what is best for his wife and children. He has isolated his children from their mother and stolen money from his wife.

    Connecticut family court is a joke, as they will side with the highest bidder and do not do what is right or best for the children of divorced parents.

    I have known Karen Riordan for decades, and besides being a stand up good-hearted woman, she loves her children and was an excellent provider for them. It sickens me that she has been isolated from her children for such a long time.

  • So I guess if Gardner said the sky is blue, you’d argue that the sky is not blue just because Gardner said it? The focus on Gardner’s whacky theories is just a distraction. Just because he was wrong about all the other stuff doesn’t mean he was wrong about the damage caused by actual parental alienation — I’m talking about when one parent trashes the other parent who is not actually any danger to the kid.

    Let’s face it…children are easy for a parent to manipulate. It’s not difficult for one parent to totally turn a kid against the other parent just out of spite. And that’s very harmful to do to a child and sooo wrong.

    I mean, what kind of mother tells their child about the porn their dad was looking at? Maybe you’d discuss that with your adult friends, but not with children. It’s totally inappropriate.

    Ambrose was thoroughly investigated, the kids were examined and interviewed at respected hospitals, and all abuse allegations were found to be not only unsubstantiated, but there was evidence that the children were coached to make false claims. To coach a child to make false allegations against a parent is child abuse. Karen did that.

  • Please note that there are two sides to the coin – there is false allegations of Parental Alienation as like of abuse like Johhny Depp case where the abuser acuses the abused of abuse. But False Allegations and Contact Refusal are the bedrock of Parental Alienation. It is undertaken by mothers, Fathers and even Grandparents and children are always the ones damaged and courts profit. To learn more about it please visit https://pasg.info/ or https://alienated.ie/or https://emmm.org.au/ or just look at one of the thousands of videos on youtube where alienated mothers fathers grandparents and children tell their real story. This is why Ireland’s Government is doing this https://www.justice.ie/en/JELR/Pages/PR22000105

  • You nailed it. The kids are told they’re liars- that they’ve misperceived reality.

    That they had better behave for the father if they’re ever to see their mother again. These are literally the words of hired gun court psychologists.

    The gals and psychologists in this cabal are heartless. Take pleasure in inflicting pain on children as they cry for their mothers.

    Then, in the presence of the children, these professionals say the mother is mentally I’ll and dangerous- compounding fear and sadness for innocent children as their healthy mother is trashed.

    It’s disgusting.

  • This about says it all. Hard to fathom but all true- alive and rampant in CT court.

    The “best interest” of the child is a free pass to eliminate loved ones from the children’s lives. It’s sinister.

    Best interest + judicial discretion = child trafficking. Movement of children from mothers home to fathers for money. Simple and sadistic.

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