Self Representation Program in Divorce and Family Courts

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It’s human nature to seek out a partner in life, and to possibly marry and have children. Unfortunately the matrimonial establishment, as we are all aware, is being methodically torn down by a demoralized society.

Sadly the divorce rate is still on the rise and the foundation of marriage is being devalued and is crumbling. As adults we learn to adapt and move on when divorce attacks our lives but for children this is another story. They are the real victims of divorce and unfortunately they will suffer dearly from our selfishness and in most cases follow the same path of destruction if not worse.

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America’s leading authority on family court reform with over 25 years of trial experience has developed a  Family Court Program specifically for you – regardless of how far along you may be in the process.

Having previously appeared on the television news program 60 Minutes, CNN and in the New York Times, Dr. Leon Koziol, J.D., wants to help you take control of your family court case.

After hearing ordeals from countless unsuspecting victims, their financial and emotional devastation by the lucrative family court machine, Dr. Koziol knew that he could no longer just sit back and watch these atrocities continue.

“We have an epidemic here in America and no one is doing anything to cure it. There’s a direct correlation between family courts and suicides among parents, veterans and children. And the statistics show it is occurring at an alarming rate. If I can save one person from taking…

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Parenting Rights Institute releases report for Watchdog Group: Be part of it!

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By Dr. Leon Koziol

Parenting Rights Institute

On December 1, 2016, the Parenting Rights Institute (PRI) completed its Public Initiative Summary and Business Plan to become a watchdog enterprise for our nation’s divorce and family courts. Funding and investors are sought to bring our proven services to the next level.

This watch dog role is born of the sad truth that self-regulating judicial and lawyer commissions are failing us on a massive scale. Our creative responses have proven very popular as we come to homes, communities and courts to secure accountability one case at a time.

We feature video documentaries, inquiries and reports that expose misconduct to local media, oversight authorities and secondary news providers. We have been hired to monitor court proceedings including those of a university professor and doctor who together were fleeced of more than $7 million in lawyer fees.

PRI was…

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Does Your Divorce or Family Court Case Warrant an Independent Investigation?

Goals of the Fathers’ Rights Movement – The fathers’ rights movement arose in response to the perception that fathers were not being given equal treatment in child custody litigation. Fathers’ advocacy groups typically to focus upon some or all of the following beliefs:

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Well there’s Judicial Watch, Human Rights Watch, ACLU, NAACP, NOW and so many other watchdog groups which keep our government in check. But what about our parents? What group or professional truly advocates for them? Welcome to the Parenting Rights Institute, founded by Dr. Leon Koziol in 2010 to do exactly that, provide accountability and recourse for victims of our nation’s divorce and family courts.

At the Parenting Rights Institute there are no divided loyalties. We are beholden to no bar association or government agency for funding. We rely on your donations and patronage of the many professional services we provide. From investigation documentaries to book publishing services and reports to authorities, we promote accountability for moms, dads and families exploited by a court system that is harming parent-child relations worse than ever before.

Make no mistake. We are confronting an epidemic which is harming our families, health, moral fiber…

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What must be done about the censoring of divorce and family court reform?

As families across America celebrate Father’s Day, this year they will be honoring a right that our Supreme Court has repeatedly recognized as the “oldest of fundamental liberty interests.”More than a freedom protected under the American Constitut…

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Only months ago, we were getting messages and phone calls from Europe to Hawaii and everywhere in between. Some of our postings received over 2,000 views in 24 hours. Today we are averaging less than fifty. Could it be Facebook and on-line censoring? It has already been confirmed regarding the IRS and its targeting of conservative groups like ours (never prosecuted by the Obama administration).

During the week before Election Day, we posted a column about the Justice Department and Attorney General Loretta Lynch blocking reports (including our own) demanding an investigation of Title IV-D funding abuses in our nation’s family courts. We called it a “Pay to Parent” scandal involving a trillion dollar industry. Our viewership tanked dramatically after that, for example yesterday’s publication which is reprinted below .

In reaction to that publication, some of our followers are pressing for courthouse protests across the country…

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A Christmas Story: Make Christianity Great Again !

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IMG_1942 70 foot Christmas tree and manger scene at my home. The latter has managed to survive nearly thirty years atop roofs, my boat deck and three different homes. The moon made this photo a spectacular one last year.

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On this Christmas Eve, I would like to take a moment to wish all Christian families a very Merry Christmas. Hopefully you are enjoying it with your children and extended family. However for so many others, like me, it’s a very different Christmas. My fellow divorce and family court victims know exactly what I am talking about. This story is for you.

I am unfortunate again this year to be denied any contact with my daughters because of New York’s anti-Christian family courts. They leave victims with only two options: bear the pain or take the so-called “law” into your own hands. This is…

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EFFECT OF SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS ON CHILD SUPPORT

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I. Social Security Benefits in General

Title II of the Social Security Act provides a federal grant of old-age and disability insurance benefits. 42 U.S.C. § 402. Upon satisfying the necessary age requirements, a fully insured Social Security retiree and a spouse or ex-spouse who was married to the retiree for at least 10 years are entitled to Social Security retirement benefits. Further, both fully insured workers who become disabled and their dependents are entitled to Social Security benefits.

Social Security benefits are not a vested right. Congress retains the right to alter, amend, or repeal any provisions of the Social Security Act.42 U.S.C. § 1304. Indeed, in Fleming v. Nestor, 363 U.S. 603, 80 S. Ct. 1367 (1960), the Court refused to analogize Social Security benefits to an accrued property right in the form of an annuity. The Court stated:

Each worker’s benefits, though following from the contributions he made to the national economy while actively employed, are not dependent on the degree to which he was called upon to support the system by taxation. It is apparent that the non-contractual interest of an employee covered by the act cannot be soundly analogized to that of the holder of an annuity, whose right to benefits is bottomed on his contractual premium payments.

Feming v. Nestor, 363 U.S. 603, 80 S. Ct. 1367, 1371-72 (1960).Accord In re Marriage of Nizenkoff, 65 Cal. App. 3d 136, 135 Cal. Rptr. 189 (1976) (Congress’s retention of Section 1304 f the Social Security Act reaffirms the view that Social Security benefits are not property); see also Richardson v. Belcher, 404 U.S. 78, 92 S. Ct. 254 (1971) (the expectation of public benefits under the Social Security Act does not confer a contractual right to receive the expected amounts).

Thus, Social Security benefits may not be treated as a property interest because Congress has retained the power to alter, amend, or repeal the benefits. The fact that Social Security benefits are not a vested right plays an important part in the courts’ determination that Social Security benefits are not subject to division on divorce.

Social Security benefits are also not transferable or assignable, and they are not subject to execution, levy, attachment, garnishment, or other legal process. 42 U.S.C. § 407(a). This section applies to benefits received as well as future benefits. Philpott v. Essex County Welfare Board, 409 U.S. 413, 93 S. Ct. 590 (1973). The anti-assignment provision, however, does not apply to legal process brought for the enforcement of an individual’s legal obligation to provide child support and spousal support. 42 U.S.C. § 659(a); see, e.g., Mariche v. Mariche, 243 Kan. 547, 758 P.2d 745 (1988). Thus, by the clear terms of the federal statute, Social Security benefits are to be considered funds available for the support of children.

II. Social Security Benefits Received by a Parent

For purposes of child support, Social Security benefits received by a parent constitute income. E.g., In re Marriage of Simon, 856 P.2d 47 (Colo. Ct. App. 1993) (Social Security disability is income);Forbes v. Forbes, 610 N.E.2d 885 (Ind. Ct. App. 1993) (Social Security disability benefits are income); In re Marriage of Lee, 486 N.W.2d 302 (Iowa 1991); In re Marriage of Benson, 495 N.W.2d 777 (Iowa Ct. App. 1992); In re Marriage of Callaghan, 19 Kan. App. 2d 335, 869 P.2d 240 (1994); In re Marriage of Durbin, 251 Mont. 51, 823 P.2d 243 (1991); In re Marriage of Stringham, 124 Or. App. 626, 863 P.2d 504 (1993); Whitaker v. Colbert, 18 Va. App. 202, 442 S.E.2d 429 (1994). Indeed, 42 U.S.C. § 659(a), providing an exception to the anti-alienation provision of 42 U.S.C. § 407 for support, may be read as expressly authorizing state courts to consider Social Security benefits as income for purposes of spousal support and child support.

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