What recourse do I have when a Judge threatens saying : "I will Not Allow you see your Children For The Rest Of Your Life".
Can I press charges against him? I'm not concerned about winning or losing the case that is in front of him, It was lost long ago.
Family Law Attorney
I am not surprised a judge said this. They are severely overloaded with cases in areas of the law they have little experience in. They face shrinking budgets and the threat they will be moved to lesser positions within their organization. Hired help is dwindling and lawyers demand action. Pay raises are miniscule. I can cry in your beer all day long.
Nonetheless, they have ethical obligations to the public and this judge clearly violated his. He cannot make such statements. He has to know the law and maintain competence in the law. He knows he has no jurisdiction over children once the become adults. Then, he knows that visitation is as much a right of the child as it is a right of the parent. And, he knows that cutting off visitation only because the judge got peeved and allowed his own thinking to substitute for your judgment as regards your child.
He has to maintain dignity and decorum and he has to allow you to be heard according to law. I cannot imagine anything a litigant can say that would cause a judge to make such a statement. That's amazing.
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Criminal Defense Attorney
I don't think you have any options other than a grievance. It's not criminal and judges are immune from civil law suits (I'm not saying you have a civil claim).
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Ethics / Professional Responsibility Lawyer
No, that isn't a criminal offense. You would need to file a judicial complaint.
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