Welcome to my blog and the reference point in my fight against an archaic, unjust family court system in Marshall County, Alabama. I plan on posting my thoughts, items of interest, and resources I find helpful in hopes that it can be helpful to someone else. Now take a deep breath. Here I go...

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

voices of Alabama parents...

I have been ranting and raving on here for months about my story. It is important to understand that I am not alone. There are thousands of parents across this State, and quite literally millions across the world, that are suffering through similar civil rights violations at the hands of family courts and DHR-like govt agencies. This is not about me or my brothers and sisters in patient suffering. We are not going to get back the time we lost with our children because the State has acted, and is acting, in collusion with the "custodial parent" to prevent us from being good fathers and mothers to our children! Every other weekend is not a parent-child relationship, it is exactly what they call it: visitation. We will not be "visitors" in our childrens lives anymore! "Non-Custodial Parent" is a second class citizen status!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

actions speak louder than words...

The deadline for DHR to respond to my cease and desist letter passed on October 18, 2011. They failed to respond to my claims. In previous months they were quick to respond by simply telling me that I am wrong. This last time, nothing.

Of course, there's big changes going on at DHR. Their director tucked tail and ran shortly after I publicly held him accountable for his actions in the Arab Tribune. I made sure he got a copy of my last letter before taking early retirement. Must be nice to just up and quit your job. You would figure he'd be decent enough to stick around until his replacement got their feet wet in the job. Maybe he wasn't given that option.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Second Class Citizen

That is what fathers in Alabama are under current Alabama family law. It is not only fathers, also mothers who share the State enforced second class citizen status of "non-custodial parent." This, however, is only symptomatic of a much larger transgression by the State which has resulted in the State trampling over the rights of Alabama children and their parents. The State of Alabama is committing fraud against the United States government and I can prove it. These fraudulent actions, committed by the State of Alabama, against the people of the United States have increased the Federal deficit while financially benefitting the state agencies.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

my plea to the Governor

October 5, 2011

State of Alabama
ATTN: Governor Robert Bentley
State Capitol
600 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, Alabama 36130

RE: Case Nos. 50DR2005000471, 48DR05000471, 48CS20100308; DHR Case No. 674434

Dear Governor Bentley:

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

a summary of my complaint...

On December 13, 2007 Amber Greenhaw, my ex-wife, walked into the Marshall County DHR and filed an affidavit of past-due child support which was notarized by Carla Clemons, a DHR child support enforcement caseworker. This affidavit was false. On January 9, 2008 Mrs. Clemons wrote me a letter informing me that Mrs. Greenhaw had filed the affidavit of past-due support and gave me until January 31, 2008 to contact them or they would take other measures to secure the payments. On January 11, 2008, just two days after sending the first notice of Mrs. Greenhaw's claim, the Marshall County DHR certified the past-due support amount at $1,083.50 and issued an administrative offset against me to confiscate the alleged past-due support. They mailed notice of this to my mother's house, an address I had not lived at for twelve years. On January 18, 2008 Carla Clemons issued an administrative wage garnishment against me for current support and the past-due support they alleged. I contacted Mrs. Clemons via telephone on January 21, 2008 and informed her that the affidavit was false and that I had proof of payment in the form of money order receipts. Mrs. Clemons denied my claim that the debt was not owed, despite my offer to provide copies of money order receipts proving payment.