Why I Started This Blog

I started this blog for my children

Our story is written as a Federal Law Suit, and an Article 78 (which is legaleze for when you sue a Judge) below on the right hand side.. and well as numerous Motions & Petitions.

Use the magnifying symbol to enlarge the documents for easier reading.

Don't shoot the messenger.. but guess what..

Many court rooms are corupted by some not so honest judges!

Innocent or not..

In the blink of an eye.. you can lose your kids, your life savings, your inheritance, your house and or your mind!

That's why I've continued to post to this blog because...

So many children are being destroyed by our wonderful system..

They've forced me to become a Child/Family and Civil Rights advocate/activist.

I should thank them for the education I got out of this!

Don't miss the videos at the bottom of the page.. of Senator Sampson holding hearings on corruption within the N.Y. Court System!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Taylorsville woman sues for millions after losing custody of children

Taylorsville woman sues for millions after losing custody of children
First Published 1 hour ago • Updated 38 minutes ago
A Taylorsville woman is suing her former attorney for more than $20 million, alleging that she lost her children because of his inadequate representation.
Katie Perkins filed the lawsuit last week against Bountiful attorney Craig Peterson and his firm Cathcart and Peterson, LLC. In the lawsuit, Perkins alleges that Peterson failed to prepare for a crucial witness during a parental custody trial, bungled her appeal, and generally failed to adequately represent her.
The lawsuit states Peterson’s failures led to Perkins losing all contact with one of her children, and severely limiting contact with another child. Perkins also racked up nearly $100,000 in attorney fees. She is seeking more than $20 million as compensation for emotional distress, the lost opportunity to spend time with her children, and attorney fees.
Peterson referred questions Wednesday to his attorney, Phillip Ferguson, who said he was confident the evidence would not support Perkins’ claims. Ferguson also said he and Peterson disagree with the lawsuit’s allegations.
Perkins’ case began in 2009, when allegations surfaced that her then-husband, Casey Perkins, physically abused her two children. Perkins’ husband was convicted on two counts of child abuse, both third-degree felonies, in March 2010. Court records show Perkins filed for divorce in October 2009.
Perkins’ new attorney, Steve Christensen, said Wednesday that the child abuse case led to allegations that Perkins had failed to protect her children. Perkins hired Peterson for the ensuing child custody case.
During trial, the state called psychologist David Dodgion as an expert witness. The lawsuit claims Peterson was caught "by complete surprise" by Dodgion’s testimony. He also "did not depose Dr. Dodgion or perform a pre-trial interview of this crucial witness," the lawsuit adds, even though he had been notified of the state’s intent to solicit testimony from the doctor.
Christensen said Peterson’s failure to adequately prepare for Dodgion’s testimony left the judge with the impression that Perkins had a personality disorder. Relying heavily on that impression, the judge terminated Perkins’ parental rights to one of her children.
"Because of Peterson’s deficient trial representation, M.P. has been adopted, and Katie will never be able to raise her son or have a meaningful relationship with him," the lawsuit states.
Christensen said Perkins lost contact with the child about three years ago.

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