Monday, April 11, 2011
Lawyers, Judges, Kids, ex wives and Consequences of Their Actions
Blain Connaughton Yakima WA attorney at law.
I am witting this so you know what you can expect from family court lawyers and the court system that is in place to make money from you.
I am not naïveté enough to think that Mr. Connaughton (Cotton head) is much different that others legal rapists, I am sure he is not. The problem is the whole system and how it allows lawyers to lie in a court room and for judges or commissioners that enable them and allow/condone this type of conduct.
In my case it was commissioner Lani-Kai Swanhart of the Yakima county family court system in Yakima Washington. She has been constantly voted the worst judge in the state of Washington, and for very good reasons, she destroys families and fathers. I have filed a complaint against her with the Judicial review board for her actions of stealing my children and not letting testimony from Dr, Robert Newell a forensic and clinical psychologist in Yakima, Washington be entered into her court room. Dr. Newell had seen and visited with my ex-wife and the two boys of which the battle was over. He wrote a report for the court but Swanhart would not let it be entered. Blain Connaughton (cotton head) knew the Dr. and knew he would find out, and tell the truth about the Parental alienation that was taking place, so, he objected to Dr. Newell even seeing the boys.
Justice? No, but he was defending his client, even if it meant harming the children. Money comes first, truth and the children’s welfare are secondary.
Dr Newell reported to a court appointed investigator (I had to fight hard to get one appointed) that this was the worst case he had ever seen in his 20 plus years, “over the top bad”. Those were his words, but again, Cottonhead and Swanhart stopped the court appointed investigators report from being heard or entered into her court room and record. Justice? There is no such thing in the family court, none. As I said the investigators report that was delivered to the commissioner was not allowed to be read or implemented because it would point out the facts of the case and totally support the fathers (my) position and be opposed to the ruling of Swanharts. The investigator interviewed the boys, the ex and myself and wrote a very lengthy report. The report questioned the mothers intent and motive as financially based. This was because the ex wife did not express concern about the boys but repeatedly eluded to the fact that I made more money than her and she was broke. The matter and allegations was and had always been about money and how Linda felt I owed her more. Getting custody of the boys was the only way she could, and in reality did increase her yearly income by over $22,000 a year. New cars followed as did the drinking and nightlife. The child support was based on a one time, very good return from the farming operation. Something that every farmer and rancher needs every 5 years to stay in business. I paid on the gross income without expenses and did so for 2 ½ years because of Swanhart and the fact that Blain Connaughton lied to the judge during a trail where I was not present because of my job duties. Connaughton had an update child support work sheet and the new income records, but lying was more profitable for him. He also asked the judge to have me pay his expenses also, as I was not at the trail, was not represented and could not defend myself. I had a hearing just the week before and explain that I could not make that date. I spent most of day informing the court, Cotton head, the administrator and clerk, just to make sure I was doing all I could. I was gone and out of the state for 10 days and I found out just days before leaving that my attorney would not be able to attend in my absence. Basically, whatever could go wrong for me, did.
I filed a complaint with the Washington BAR association. I do not believe anyone, even a lawyer has the right to conduct themselves in such a manner. Especially when those actions harm children and adversely affect their futures. Knowingly doing this is appalling. This is prostituting oneself for money and the definition of that is a Whore. If fact, I told Mr. Connaughton this very thing in the Judge’s chambers! Called him a court whore! Well…at some point the facts need stated. Tell you what, after I said my peace about attorneys…and Swanhart informed me that she too was an attorney, you could hear the wagons circling and I was on the outside!
The truth is the truth. Swanhart was not prepared and had not even read the statements entered. She asked cotton head what they said and he just started lying and that was good enough for her. Swanhart had not read any statements supporting my position, written and filed by others! She refused to consider anything but her preconceived notion. Between the two of them, it was a kangaroo hearing behind Swanharts closed doors.
Cotton head (all disrespect is intended) lied in the court room multiple times and in a response to my complaint filed with the WA bar association, lied to them (Washington State BAR Association) and accused me of false claims. He said my charge that he told the court that the boys would kill their father if returned was absolutely false. The transcript of the hearing date backs up just what I said! Blain Connaughton lied again and this time to the BAR. The transcript of Dec 10th 2008 case number 02-3-01033-7 and written by a court approved transcriber (Charmie Pulse) documents (page 5) what I said as correct. Cotton head did say “They say their gonna kill their dad that they’ll leave and he says fine”. This lie by Blain Connaughton start a chain of events that had a devastating effect on many lives! Nowhere and never, did I say that nor did the children. Their mother, Connaughtons client, told Dr Newell and the court appointed interviewer that they never made such a statement and his client even said that the statement was “attributed solely” to him. In a direct question, the Dr reports “Linda was able to clarify the issue and reported that the statement made to the commissioner Swanhart by her attorney was attributed solely to him. She further confirmed that neither she nor either boy had made a statement to her attorney, or indirectly, or that either boy had made any statements about wanting to harm his father”. So Blain Connaughton lied to the court and to the BAR, that is documented and the fact! He went on to lie that day that the 18 year old son living with me, moved out and moved in with his mother when he got out of school as soon as he could. That was a lie. My son moved back East to a job. Cottonhead went on to say in court, at the hearing, with my wife setting next to me, when talking about picking the children up from school that “he’s gone to Oregon with his girlfriend to pick up some horses.” That again is a lie, as I did not have a girl friend and never left on any such trip. Cotton head was trying to portray me worse than his client because she had a documented history, backed up with filed court statements, that it was Linda and not me that had the unhealthy gambling, drinking and dating life style. All of his (Connaughton) lies were to influence the court that I was a despicable person. Swanhart would not then nor in many other hearings afterwards, let me or anyone else challenge or dispute those claims. 17 testimonials in support, police, CASA GAL, school board members, teachers, principle, church members, family friends (knowing my ex and me 1st hand), ex employer, and the oldest sons 5 page statement would not derail the lies started by Cottonhead
I could go on and on but the point is Blain Connaughton is a documented liar! Lani-Kai Swanhart is a poor excuse for a Judge and a despicable human being.
Problem is they are not alone! Family problems (Family Court System) are big business for the attorneys and courts! They work together not to solve issues in a fair and just manner but to keep the bucks rolling in with litigation and legal fighting, all at the expense of you and your children. In my case, because I fought so long and hard, my health…they stole that too.
I have come to peace with the outcome of that part of my life. I have moved and started a new. I could not stay, could not take the daily pain and reminder of what happened because of the lies. It was killing me, I developed cancer from the unbearable stress they caused me.
My youngest son…I love all my sons…my youngest son is suffering the most. His relationship with his brothers and the oldest son mostly, has suffer greatly. Those two were very close and great friends as were all the boys. Yet because of Parental Alienation and then the tragedy that is the family court system, their relationship will sadly, never be the same. Colton went from (while in my full custody) a well liked and respectful fun kid with a 3.57 GPA to the letters I have received below;
Colton was observed using his cell phone between classes (a violation of school policy) and Mrs. Kramer asked him to please stop talking and to hand her the cell phone. Colton refused. I then came upon the situation and I too asked Colton to hand over his cell phone and he again refused. I then escorted Colton to the office. I noticed this is the 5th incident this school year involving things like disrespect, inappropriate behavior, failure to comply, etc this year. Knowing how well behaved your other two boys have been I knew you would like to hear about Colton’s behavior. If you have any questions please contact me anytime.
We have not been mailing grades home this year. Students are provided grades at 6 weeks and 9 weeks into each trimester which they are to share with parents....seems like that is not effective in this situation.
You can access your son's grades and attendance information on the internet.
I am forwarding your e-mail to Joan Amos (schools registrar) she will provide you access information and passwords.
Colton's current grades: WA Hist. C+, Health/PE B, Agriculture B-, Algebra
I C-, Science B, English 9 F (57%)
He owes 10 hours of make-up time for attendance issues or he will lose credit in some of these classes. Tri-mester ends Friday 3-11. He has until Sat 3-12 to make up these hours.
Think of you and your situation often. I admire your high standards, hope you are doing well, m.
Coltons grades have been on a steady fall from the 3.575 on 2008, 3.176 7 months later, 2.889 one year later, 2.379 one and a half years later to now……………….failing. 15 days of missed school in 2 tri-mesters, from the 1st of the school year until the 7th of April. All but two were excused by his mother! Who does that? 17 times he was tardy and 4 days mark absent as “other”. That is 19 total days of being absent from school and late to class, 17 times! How can you be a parent and not keep your kid in school, learning! That is not love… it is uncaring and abusive to be so negligent of a parenting responsibility.
What she does teach is this at home;
Colton has posted on his my space account that;
“my dad is a piece of shit”.
The language he uses is beyond me, not the comment about me but how he address his friends. A child should never be allowed to speak in such a manner.
He sent me messages on face book “IRS” perhaps that was from his mother. I have been told that any mail I send to the boys gets opened and read by her 1st and after hearing that, I question if some letters I have sent even get to them at all.
The issue with Linda Clark, Colton’s mother, revolves around money. I am so afraid that when Dakota graduates in a couple of months and the child support is cut in half, that Linda will no longer find Colton valuable enough for the inconvenience he poses to her life. 3-18-11 his brother and his wife who are living with Linda at this time, wrote on face book about Colton smoking pot, his mother knowing but not caring and how her dating life was the priority. I am so very sorry for Colton and all my sons for the actions of their mother. I believe that very shortly, Colton will be threatened by getting kicked out of that house. She will abandon him instead of correcting her own behavior, taking responsibility for his attitude and fighting for his life. She has full custody and with that comes full responsibility. Right now he has totally changed his behavior and is becoming a little gang banger. Pants hanging low, flat hat and rumors about substance abuse while he is in his room. His mother has allowed that and by her own actions promoted the behavior because it goes against everything I tried to instill in the boys. I think Colton was just to young when the court stole him away, and now patterns after his mothers behavior.
· He's just a piece of shit pot head at only 14 years old
Saturday at 11:16am ·
Samantha Belton Dang!!! I'm sorry! That's rough!! Where is he living??
Saturday at 11:17am ·
Kaleb Clark He's are my moms where I'm at till I leave for the army in Sept.
Saturday at 11:56am ·
Samantha Belton You and sierra are living with your mom? Does she know what he's doing?
Saturday at 11:57am ·
Saturday at 1:15pm ·
Kaleb Clark Yes she knows and he just denies it but you can't denie the smell lol
Saturday at 1:38pm ·
Sierra Autumn Clark No she just doesn't want to deal with it she has more important things to deal with....like dating...God forbid we interrupt a date;)
Dakota Clark Seriously
9 hours ago ·
Josh Clark wait til he turns 18 ... then give him an ass whoopin
about an hour ago ·
Bruce Clark I can't tell you how sorry I am for Colton. He should never be allowed to grow up the way he has. Pray for him and if you think I can do something, just ask.
I will appeal to the school and others officials in an attempt to keep Colton from falling further in his life and pray for him. I have met with my pastor, a very important man in my life, and discussed the situation. He asked for photos, printed some and posted them where he could look into Colton’s eyes and pray for him. He, his wife and our church are such a blessing for me. I believe it was God’s plan (for reasons unknown to me, yet some are becoming apparent) and the game is not over yet. I lost a fight, but with the help of my church, my God and my savior, my friends and family, we will not lose the war.
Colton is having a very difficult time right now but is not lost. He is loved still by those he has rejected. Great thing is, we have not rejected Colton. He is loved and we will work to save his future. Collectively we will pray for him. Together we will support and love him...as always.
I know and trust in God that all things are for a reason. I know that this whole ordeal has brought me to a point in my faith and relationship with Christ that I may not have attained without this family disaster that brought me to my knees. At one point in my life I thought I could whip the devil, never tempt EVIL. The fight will never be fair and innocents will suffer.
I now trust in God, His strengthen, His righteousness and the power of prayer!
As for the Family Court System in Yakima Washington, Attorney Blain Connaughton, Commissioner Lani-Kai Swanhart and my Ex wife Linda Kay Clark, I will need the lord to work more on my heart, before I can honestly say that I forgive them for the evil they have done.
Colton, I love you...Come visit me this summer, please.