“Every lawyer, at least once in every case, feels himself crossing a line that he doesn’t really mean to cross… it just happens… And if you cross it enough times it disappears forever. And then you’re nothin but another lawyer joke. Just another shark in the dirty water.” from The Rainmaker.
Investigative Journalist Michael Volpe read our case and had this to say: “Other than complicating an already complicated situation, what purpose did appointing the child rep Natalie Koga serve, when you’ve already had a custody evaluation and CPS looked at it and they determined who the problem parent was? The child representative was the third or fourth court professional to be assigned to this case and besides making an already complicated matter even more complicated having so many court professionals holds no logical purpose. Because that’s where corruption thrives – when you can make a situation complicated. Dr. Stanton Samenow, not only in Chris Mackney’s case, would come in as a so-called independent arbiter but end up communicating, and often being paid, exclusively with one side. He would pretend as though his so-called expert opinion was objective while being bought and paid for and that’s what it appears happened in this case as well. Not only with Dr. Fisher, but Natalie Koga and others in this case. The veneer of independence is one of many reasons why I believe all court ordered professionals should be outlawed immediately. They are not merely a waste of hundreds of thousands of dollars but counter-productive and often actively work to create conflict in cases in order to justify their continued involvement.”– Michael Volpe, Author of Bullied to Death: Chris Mackney’s Kafkaesque Divorce, Natalie Koga Confronted With Eye-Witness To Her Corruption
“When a court ordered professional begins working for one side, as Dr. Fisher clearly was in this case, it is the worst of both worlds. You have a hired gun with the veneer of independence. It is something I have seen and documented repeatedly.” -Michael Volpe, Author of Bullied to Death: Chris Mackney’s Kafkaesque Divorce. Dr. Daniel Fisher’s Misconduct, With Michael Volpe
Most Americans are blissfully unaware that their tax dollars support a court system with little to no accountability which operates on a “pay to play” level to predetermine the “winner” without Due Process, in clear violation of our Constitutional Rights. In a country where most people believe in “family values”, fit and loving Parents are erased from their children’s lives, for huge profit every day. Motherless America Federal Funding to States for Removing a Parent
We demand reform, accountability, and checks and balances in this system. We demand that our Constitutional Rights be upheld, Due Process, Rules of Evidence and the State Statutes be followed. We demand that Family Court judges, who receive their salaries and pensions from our tax-payer money, adhere to their sworn Oath of Office. We demand that attorneys and court vendors adhere to the Code of Ethics for their respective professions. We demand an immediate end to false reporting, perjury and Judicial Deception on the part of Child Representatives, Guardian Ad Litems, and all court vendors. We demand that Child Reps and GAL’s adhere to the statutes pertaining to their work. We demand an end to the illegal practice of forcing litigants into so-called “therapy” with their buddies. We demand an end to cronyism and corruption. We demand that all family court judges, attorneys and court vendors behave in an honorable and decent fashion. We demand that they treat each and every litigant and child in the system with honesty, respect, kindness, and courtesy. We demand that family court insiders immediately stop exploiting litigants and Cease And Desist from treating us like their personal money machines.
“Family Court is a very lucrative Litigation-Therapy Racket.“-Doreen Ludwig, Author, Motherless America: Confronting Welfare’s Fatherhood Custody Program.
Family Court insiders have the perfect machinery in place to make a boat-load of money off of people’s pain. In a self-policing system where the financial goals of court vendors come first, countless children are forced to grow up without one of their parents. Family Court has more dollars flowing through it than all the other courts combined. Our precious children are nothing more than family court insiders’ paychecks. This must change.
Lisa Nadig is a noted figure in the world of classical vocal music in Chicago and beyond, having sung with the Chicago Symphony and numerous other prestigious arts organizations. A highly sought-after teacher, she has been a music educator for more than 25 years in a wide variety of settings, including at the University level. Ms. Nadig is also a survivor of prolonged (6 years+) vicious bullying and aggressive Legal Abuse through Cook County family court in tandem with financial exploitation of her family farm estate in Jo Daviess County, Illinois. While silence is more comfortable, she made the decision to speak out about the need for reform, checks and balances, and accountability in our nation’s self-policing and highly lucrative family courts.
As a result of Lisa’s experiences, she is an advocate, court watch reporter in Cook County Chicago, writer and speaker, working for Family Court reform, Children’s Rights, accountability/oversight for Guardian ad Litems/Child Representatives and all Court Vendors, improved training for judges and attorneys in dealing with Domestic Violence cases, and cameras in the courtroom. As an artist-teacher, she is uniquely suited to assist as speaker, educator or presenter on a wide variety of court reform, and child advocacy topics.