Coercive Rapist Family Laywer Extreme Illustration of Family Lawyers taking Advantage of Desperate Clients
Seems anyone with enough money and power can get away with anything they want.
Most of the time.
One recent (but rare) exception is the Texas attorney sentenced to 80 years for six counts of continuous human trafficking (a disgusting epithet for violent coercion and rape). Just the mere fact that his charges are absent the true nature of the crimes, speaks to the way such abuse and malpractice is exposed and further illustrates how corrupt the system is. Although it may be an extreme example, it’s an example nonetheless.
And this guy was running for District Judge!
Imagine if he’d never been exposed or caught and actually became a judge in Texas. Sadly, there is more corruption in the family court system than just that.
According to a 2007 report from the American Bar Association, more than 42,000 malpractice claims were filed against US attornies and – of those – more than 15 percent applied to unfair or imbalanced practices (fraud, conflict of interest, etc.).
Family law made up 9.58 percent of malpractice claims in 2007.
How are these attorneys able to retain their licenses to practice law after such blatant disregard for the well-being of their clients?
It’s no secret that family law corruption is rampant all across the country but Travis County Texas has even tried (and failed) to implement new laws that would prevent or diminish these travesties of justice.
Just imagine that of those malpractice claims filed against attorneys in the US, 5.3 percent were conflicts of interest. This is from the American Bar Association.
In my case, Jake Gilbreath was not only working as a partner with some of my ex-husband’s attorneys (a clear example of conflict of interest), but he negotiated a terrible decree that was not in my best interest (which I never even signed) and lied to me repeatedly throughout the course of my custody battle.
Attorneys are hired to work for their clients. With all of the red tape, laws, rules, and regulations, it’s impossible for a mother to represent herself and her children. For this reason, we depend on the integrity and authenticity of our attorneys to help us to the best of their abilities.
But when the Attorney General fails to act on known family court corruption, these attorneys are able to take advantage of the clients that so desperately need their help.
In the case of Kelly Jones vs. Alex Jones, these lawyers solicited me and played a role that ultimately cost me so much money, I was even asked to sell my house to cover the costs, despite the multi-million dollar net worth of my ex-husband, Alex Jones.
Meanwhile, my children struggled and suffered through years of needless confusion and turmoil.
Despite all of this, rather than concede to the ruling that I have custody of my children, my ex is still not allowing them to come home and, instead, filing for an additional custody suit.
While some attorneys, Guardian Ad Litems, judges, and therapists might be beneficial to some family law cases, they are not the majority. The many incidents of conflict of interest are just one example of ways these professionals work together, scratching one another’s backs.
Unfortunately, such blatant disregard for human, constitutional, and individual rights leads to the traumatization of the very children intended to be protected, as well as the spouses who have the least amount of resources.
Cases like the one (also involving Jake Gilbreath) leading to the death of nine-year-old Lielle Kaplan are a sample of some of the miscarriages of justice brought on by this rampant corruption.
I won’t rest until these unfair and harmful practices are exposed. I implore anyone who has been the victim of such malfeasance and abuse, speak out. Let’s put a spotlight on the systemic dysfunction of the family court system so our lawmakers can have the ammunition they need to stop it from happening.
Reach out and let’s work together, to make the Family Courts the place of safety, integrity, and justice it is intended to be.