Visited daughter, a professional in COLORADO. I'm nearly 80. I told her I was going to lecture
on astrophysics at university and libraries in area (which is true. I have done so for many years in CA.)
She called Social Services that, "He has this grandoise idea that he can lecture in physics".
Also wrongfully that I had dementia. Had Social Services 'lock' me up for several days.
Social Services took me to Family Court for a hearing. It was my daughter, Social Services, District Attorney on the other side. Judge assigned me an attorney (standing next to me). I asked the judge, 'Who is paying for this attorney that I don't want and don't need". Judge said, "You Are". I said, "No, I'm not!". $2,500 forced from my bank account that was going to pay for putting heating in our mountain home where I can no longer cut and split trees for firewood and care for invalid wife of 83. I'm calling it theft!
Only income is Soc Sec. (I have a 2 year major in criminal, civil, and real estate law. A 1782 (?) law by Congress forbids any judge to force a citizen to hire an attorney. Hearing found nothing wrong with me, that I was able to care for myself, I returned to CA.
Then don’t pay. But it’s a Colorado issue. This is in California section of Avvo.
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