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Gross misconduct of Judge Veronica Mathein

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Judge Mathein has been observed for many months now by court watchers. Her failure to follow the law and her harm to children in ripping them from parents without due cause including toddlers, forcing baseless limited supervised visitation, denying due process, and allowing false statements via hearsay without substantiation in order to vilify a parent without opportunity to cross-examine or present rebuttal; evidence is beyond grotesque. She has abdicated her responsibilities as a judge and simply rubber-stamps illegal recommendations by corrupt child representatives such as (now judge) Regina Scanniccio, Ralla Klepick and David Wessel, who have committed contempt of court by ignoring court orders appointing them to and  failing to investigate the circumstances of the divorce and custody cases (interview relatives on both sides, teachers, doctors, counselors and parents) and then present hearsay instead of evidence-based argument to the court at trial. The child reps also illegally fail to give the parents a pre-trial memorandum explaining the evidence-based argument (discovery) prior to trial.

This amounts to federal felony funding fraud as the courts and child reps receive federal dollars under Social Security laws, 42 U.S.C. Title IV-D section 654 to aid the court in determining child custody and to determine the “best interest of the children”. Where are you Patrick Fitzgerald and Eric Holder and other members of the U.S. DOJ?

This Motion to the Illinois Supreme Court for a Supervisory Order is illustrative of the pervasive injustice and unconstitutional acts in the Family Section (Domestic Division) of the Circuit Court of Cook County. Intensive investigation is needed and most of the family court judges must be replaced with competent judges as well as many child representatives need to be prosecuted for contempt of court and felony federal funding fraud as well as fraud upon the court and judges.

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  1. I am aware of at least one case where this judge used the tactics described here to essentially make a mockery of the proceeding. The judge essentially refused to rule on any motions by one side thus preventing any appeal until a final judgement. The judge then awarded all property to the preferred side via interim motions.

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    Martin Epstein

    March 4, 2012 at 8:47 am

  2. This Judge is notorious for emasculating people. She is very prejudiced when it comes to men especially men that are NOT DEAD BEAT DADS! I don’t know who hurt her in her personal life but her behavior is totally unacceptable on the bench! Every time we have gone before her, it is the same thing!

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    Marva Bryant

    April 19, 2012 at 1:51 pm

  3. i been in front of judge mathein about 100 times and evry time she refuse to hear my morion and rules in favor of my ex i can even talk to my kids let along see them she barr me from presenting any evidence aginst my ex
    this judger is not only corrupt she defenitly abuses her power while my son continues beesn phisycal mentaly bervarlly abuse my my ex and her brother cousin who she lives with a convicted drug dealear this judge nees to be removed from the bench

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    jaime sanchez

    April 20, 2012 at 4:00 pm

  4. Jaime Sanchez

    This person should file a motion to recuse this judge based on bias and prejudical misconduct. The judge’s actions appear to be unconstitutional in that the judge is denying Sanchez rights guaranteeing
    equal protection under the fourteenth Amendment. If the judge is doing so then the judge is also
    preventing him due process as guaranteed under the constitution.

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    Scott N.

    July 27, 2012 at 2:41 pm

  5. The only problem is that the Judges are routinely summarily dismissing motions for substitution of judge with or without transferring to another judge to hear the mmotion and stating only that “you can’t substitute a judge because you disagree with an order” even though it is not just about disagreeing with an order.

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    Linda Shelton

    July 28, 2012 at 3:17 am

  6. I agree with Marva something must to have happened to her in her personal life to HATE MEN. She has issues. She should be removed from the bench! Who is in charge of her?

    Joe West

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    Joe West

    July 30, 2012 at 1:07 am

  7. I was in court today in front of Judge Veronicz B. Mathein for the 2nd time and now I have see her for a 3rd time I loss my job making good money and the company went out of business so I found another job making $30,000.00 less so I’ve been trying to lower my child support ever since 1st court date took about 8 months to get I took all my paperwork and it wasn’t enough 2nd court date I took the additional paperwork that she requested and still she came out looking for a b13 paperwork so now I have to take that to my 3rd court date.
    She never requested the b13 otherwise I would of taking it. I ‘ve 4- different lawyers since my divorced and they all tell me that she is prejudiced of men I am not a dead beat dad but she makes me feel that I should become one.How can I change judge.

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    Hector

    August 8, 2012 at 6:27 pm

  8. You have to file a motion for substitution of judge for cause. Unfortunately, despite law, they never grant this, but it is good to file it as it preserves the issue for appeal. You can appeal ANY post-trial order that she denies and you should, when your income decreases and the judge refuses to lower your child support. The consumer protection act REQUIRES that no more than 65 % of you income go towards paying back child support (this 65% includes payment of taxes first, then child support, then any other garnishment of wages – total garnishment can be no more than 65 % if in arrears and 60 % of wages if not in arrears for child support).

    From “Big Divorce Book” I Compiled:

    11. “Title III, Consumer Protection Act” Summary of authority and purpose of
    15 USC § 1671 et seq. and 29 CFR Part 870 regarding maximum payments that may
    Be withheld under federal law from Obligor ……………………………………………. 50-51

    12. 15 USC § 1671 et seq. Federal Wage Garnishment Law (Title III of the Consumer
    Protection Act) & corresponding 29 CFR Part 870 ……………………………………. 51-56

    Mandates that when child support is an issue that federal and
    State taxes have priority over child support or other debts.
    Provides that child support has priority over other debts except
    for taxes. Provides that if the Obligor is not living with and
    supporting a spouse or child that no more than a total of
    60% of net wages may be withheld from a paycheck and no
    more than 65% of net wages may be withheld from a paycheck
    if Obligor is more than 12 weeks in arrears ……………………………….. 52-54

    TITLE 15 > CHAPTER 41 > SUBCHAPTER II >
    § 1671. Congressional findings and declaration of purpose

    (a) Disadvantages of garnishment
    The Congress finds:

    (1) The unrestricted garnishment of compensation due for personal services encourages the making of predatory extensions of credit. Such extensions of credit divert money into excessive credit payments and thereby hinder the production and flow of goods in interstate commerce.

    (2) The application of garnishment as a creditors’ remedy frequently results in loss of employment by the debtor, and the resulting disruption of employment, production, and consumption constitutes a substantial burden on interstate commerce.

    (3) The great disparities among the laws of the several States relating to garnishment have, in effect, destroyed the uniformity of the bankruptcy laws and frustrated the purposes thereof in many areas of the country.

    (b) Necessity for regulation
    On the basis of the findings stated in subsection (a) of this section, the Congress determines that the provisions of this subchapter are necessary and proper for the purpose of carrying into execution the powers of the Congress to regulate commerce and to establish uniform bankruptcy laws.

    § 1672. Definitions

    For the purposes of this subchapter:

    (a) The term “earnings” means compensation paid or payable for personal services, whether denominated as wages, salary, commission, bonus, or otherwise, and includes periodic payments pursuant to a pension or retirement program.

    (b) The term “disposable earnings” means that part of the earnings of any individual remaining after the deduction from those earnings of any amounts required by law to be withheld.

    (c) The term “garnishment” means any legal or equitable procedure through which the earnings of any individual are required to be withheld for payment of any debt.

    § 1673. Restriction on garnishment

    (a) Maximum allowable garnishment
    Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section and in section 1675 of this title, the maximum part of the aggregate disposable earnings of an individual for any workweek which is subjected to garnishment may not exceed

    (1) 25 per centum of his disposable earnings for that week, or

    (2) the amount by which his disposable earnings for that week exceed thirty times the Federal minimum hourly wage prescribed by section 206 (a)(1) of title 29 in effect at the time the earnings are payable,

    whichever is less. In the case of earnings for any pay period other than a week, the Secretary of Labor shall by regulation prescribe a multiple of the Federal minimum hourly wage equivalent in effect to that set forth in paragraph (2).

    (b) Exceptions
    (1) The restrictions of subsection (a) of this section do not apply in the case of
    (A) any order for the support of any person issued by a court of competent jurisdiction or in accordance with an administrative procedure, which is established by State law, which affords substantial due process, and which is subject to judicial review.

    (B) any order of any court of the United States having jurisdiction over cases under chapter 13 of title 11.

    (C) any debt due for any State or Federal tax.

    (2) The maximum part of the aggregate disposable earnings of an individual for any workweek which is subject to garnishment to enforce any order for the support of any person shall not exceed—
    (A) where such individual is supporting his spouse or dependent child (other than a spouse or child with respect to whose support such order is used), 50 per centum of such individual’s disposable earnings for that week; and

    (B) where such individual is not supporting such a spouse or dependent child described in clause (A), 60 per centum of such individual’s disposable earnings for that week;

    except that, with respect to the disposable earnings of any individual for any workweek, the 50 per centum specified in clause (A) shall be deemed to be 55 per centum and the 60 per centum specified in clause (B) shall be deemed to be 65 per centum, if and to the extent that such earnings are subject to garnishment to enforce a support order with respect to a period which is prior to the twelve-week period which ends with the beginning of such workweek.

    (c) Execution or enforcement of garnishment order or process prohibited
    No court of the United States or any State, and no State (or officer or agency thereof), may make, execute, or enforce any order or process in violation of this section.

    § 1674. Restriction on discharge from employment by reason of garnishment

    (a) Termination of employment
    No employer may discharge any employee by reason of the fact that his earnings have been subjected to garnishment for any one indebtedness.

    (b) Penalties
    Whoever willfully violates subsection (a) of this section shall be fined not more than $1,000, or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

    § 1676. Enforcement by Secretary of Labor

    The Secretary of Labor, acting through the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor, shall enforce the provisions of this subchapter.

    29 C.F.R. 870 et seq.

    Title 29: Labor

    PART 870—RESTRICTION ON GARNISHMENT
    Section Contents

    Subpart A—General

    § 870.1 Purpose and scope.
    § 870.2 Amendments to this part.
    Subpart B—Determinations and Interpretations

    § 870.10 Maximum part of aggregate disposable earnings subject to garnishment under section 303(a).
    § 870.11 Exceptions to the restrictions provided by section 303(a) of the CCPA and priorities among garnishments.

    Subpart A—General
    § 870.1 Purpose and scope.
    (a) This part sets forth the procedures and any policies, determinations, and interpretations of general application whereby the Secretary of Labor carries out his duties under section 303 of the CCPA dealing with restrictions on garnishment of earnings, and section 305 permitting exemptions for State-regulated garnishments in certain situations. While the Secretary’s duties under section 303 include insuring that certain amounts of earnings are protected, such duties do not include establishing priorities among multiple garnishments, as such priorities are determined by other Federal statutes or by State law.

    (b) Functions of the Secretary under the CCPA to be performed as provided in this part are assigned to the Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division (hereinafter referred to as the Administrator), who, under the general direction and control of the Assistant Secretary, Wage and Labor Standards Administration, shall be empowered to take final and binding actions in administering the provisions of this part. The Administrator is empowered to subdelegate any of his duties under this part. Any legal advice and assistance required for administration of this part shall be provided by the Solicitor of Labor.

    § 870.2 Amendments to this part.
    The Administrator may, at any time upon his own motion or upon written request of any interested person setting forth reasonable grounds therefor, amend any rules in this part.

    Subpart B—Determinations and Interpretations
    § 870.10 Maximum part of aggregate disposable earnings subject to garnishment under section 303(a).
    (a) Statutory provision. Section 303 (a) of the CCPA provides that, with some exceptions,

    the maximum part of the aggregate disposable earnings of an individual for any workweek which is subjected to garnishment may not exceed

    (1) 25 per centum of his disposable earnings for that week, or

    (2) the amount by which his disposable earnings for that week exceed thirty times the Federal minimum hourly wage prescribed by section 6(a)(1) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, in effect at the time the earnings are payable.

    whichever is less. In the case of earnings for any pay period other than a week, the Secretary of Labor shall by regulation prescribe a multiple of the Federal minimum hourly wage equivalent in effect to that set forth in paragraph (2).

    (b) Weekly pay period. The statutory exemption formula applies directly to the aggregate disposable earnings paid or payable for a pay period of 1 workweek, or a lesser period. Its intent is to protect from garnishment and save to an individual earner the specified amount of compensation for his personal services rendered in the workweek, or a lesser period. Thus:

    (1) The amount of an individual’s disposable earnings for a workweek or lesser period which may not be garnished is 30 times the Fair Labor Standards Act minimum wage. If an individual’s disposable earnings for such a period are equal to or less than 30 times the minimum wage, the individual’s earnings may not be garnished in any amount. (When the minimum wage increases, the proportionate amount of earnings which may not be garnished also increases.) On April 1, 1991, the minimum wage increased to $4.25. Accordingly, the amount of disposable weekly earnings which may not be garnished is $127.50 effective April 1, 1991. (For the period April 1, 1990 through March 31, 1991, the amount that may not be garnished is $114 (30×$3.80).)

    (2) For earnings payable on or after April 1, 1991, if an individual’s disposable earnings for a workweek or lesser period are more than $127.50, but less than $170.00, only the amount above $127.50 is subject to garnishment. (For earnings payable during the period April 1, 1990, through March 31, 1991, when the Fair Labor Standards Act minimum wage was $3.80, this range computes to more than $114.00, but less than $152.00.)

    (3) For earnings payable on or after April 1, 1991, if an individual’s disposable earnings for a workweek or lesser period are $170.00 or more, 25 percent of his/her disposable earnings is subject to garnishment. (The weekly figure was $152.00 (40×$3.80) for the period April 1, 1990 through March 31, 1991.)

    (c) Pay for a period longer than 1 week. In the case of disposable earnings which compensate for personal services rendered in a pay period longer than 1 workweek, the weekly statutory exemption formula must be transformed to a formula applicable to such earnings providing equivalent restrictions on wage garnishment.

    (1) The 25 percent part of the formula would apply to the aggregate disposable earnings for all the workweeks or fractions thereof compensated by the pay for such pay period.

    (2) The following formula should be used to calculate the dollar amount of disposable earnings which would not be subject to garnishment: The number of workweeks, or fractions thereof, should be multiplied times the applicable Federal minimum wage and that amount should be multiplied by 30. For example, for the period April 1, 1990 through March 31, 1991 when the Federal minimum wage was $3.80 per hour, the formula should be calculated based on a minimum wage of $3.80 ($3.80 multiplied by 30 equals $114; $114 multiplied by the number of workweeks (or fractions thereof) equals the amount that cannot be garnished). As of April 1, 1991, the $4.25 Federal minimum wage replaces $3.80 in the formula (and the amount which cannot be garnished would then be $127.50 multiplied by the number of workweeks (or fractions thereof)). For purposes of this formula, a calendar month is considered to consist of 41/3workweeks. Thus, during the period April 1, 1990 through March 31, 1991 when the Federal minimum hourly wage was $3.80 an hour, the amount of disposable earnings for a 2-week period is $228.00 (2×30×$3.80); for a monthly period, $494.00 (41/3×30×$3.80). Effective April 1, 1991, such amounts increased as follows: for a two-week period, $255.00 (2×30×$4.25); for a monthly period, $552.50 (41/3×30×$4.25). The amount of disposable earnings for any other pay period longer than 1 week shall be computed in a manner consistent with section 303(a) of the act and with this paragraph.

    (3) Absent any changes to the rate set forth in section 6(a)(1) of the Fair Labor Standards Act, disposable earnings for individuals paid weekly, biweekly, semimonthly, and monthly may not be garnished unless they are in excess of the following amounts:

    Date Minimum amount Weekly amount Biweekly amount Semi-monthly amount Monthly rate
    Jan. 1, 1981 $3.35 $100.50 $201.00 $217.75 $435.50
    Apr. 1, 1990 3.80 114.00 228.00 247.00 494.00
    Apr. 1, 1991 4.25 127.50 255.00 276.25 552.50

    (4) Absent any changes to the rate set forth in section 6(a)(1) of the Fair Labor Standards Act, if the disposable earnings are less than the following figures, only the difference between the appropriate figures set forth in paragraph (c)(3) of this section and the individual’s disposable earnings may be garnished.

    Date Minimum amount Weekly amount Biweekly amount Semi-monthly amount Monthly rate
    Jan. 1, 1981 $3.35 $134.00 $268.00 $290.33 $580.67
    Apr. 1, 1990 3.80 152.00 304.00 329.33 658.67
    Apr. 1, 1991 4.25 170.00 340.00 368.33 736.67

    For example, in April of 1990, if an individual’s disposable earnings for a biweekly pay period are $274.00, the difference between $228.00 and $274.00 (i.e., $46.00) may be garnished.

    (5) If disposable earnings are in excess of the figures stated in paragraph (c)(4) of this section, 25% of the disposable earnings may be garnished.

    (d) Date wages paid or payable controlling. The date that disposable earnings are paid or payable, and not the date the Court issues the garnishment order, is controlling in determining the amount of disposable earnings that may be garnished. Thus, a garnishment order in November 1990, providing for withholding from wages over a period of time, based on exemptions computed at the $3.80 per hour minimum wage then in effect, would be modified by operation of the change in the law so that wages paid after April 1, 1991, are subject to garnishment to the extent described in paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section on the basis of a minimum rate of $4.25 per hour. This principle is applicable at the time of the enactment of any further increase in the minimum wage.

    § 870.11 Exceptions to the restrictions provided by section 303(a) of the CCPA and priorities among garnishments.
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    (a)(1) Section 303(b) of the Consumer Credit Protection Act provides that the restrictions in section 303(a) do not apply to:

    (i) Any debt due for any State or Federal tax, or

    (ii) Any order of any court of bankruptcy under Chapter XIII of the Bankruptcy Act.

    (2) Accordingly the Consumer Credit Protection Act does not restrict in any way the amount which may be withheld for State or Federal taxes or in Chapter XIII Bankruptcy Act proceedings.

    (b)(1) Section 303(b) provides the following restrictions on the amount that may be withheld for the support of any person (e.g. alimony or child support):

    (A) Where such individual is supporting his spouse or dependent child (other than a spouse or child with respect to whose support such order is issued), 50 per centum of such individual’s disposable earnings for that week; and

    (B) Where such individual is not supporting such a spouse or dependent child described in clause (A), 60 per centum of such individual’s disposable earnings for that week; except that, with respect to the disposable earnings of any individual for any workweek, the 50 per centum specified in clause (A) shall be deemed to be 55 per centum and the 60 per centum specified in clause (B) shall be deemed to be 65 per centum, if and to the extent that such earnings are subject to garnishment to enforce a support order with respect to a period which is prior to the twelve week period which ends with the beginning of such workweek.

    (2) Compliance with the provisions of section 303(a) and (b) may offer problems when there is more than one garnishment. In that event the priority is determined by State law or other Federal laws as the CCPA contains no provisions controlling the priorities of garnishments. However, in no event may the amount of any individual’s disposable earnings which may be garnished exceed the percentages specified in section 303. To illustrate:

    (i) If 45% of an individual’s disposable earnings were garnished for taxes, and this garnishment has priority, the Consumer Credit Protection Act permits garnishment for the support of any person of only the difference between 45% and the applicable percentage (50 to 65%) in the above quoted section 303(b).

    (ii) If 70% of an individual’s disposable earnings were garnished for taxes and/or a Title XIII Bankruptcy debt, and these garnishments have priority, the Consumer Credit Protection Act does not permit garnishment either for the support of any person or for other debts.

    (iii) If 25% of an individual’s disposable earnings were withheld pursuant to an ordinary garnishment which is subject to the restrictions of section 303(a), and the garnishment has priority in accordance with State law, the Consumer Credit Protection Act permits the additional garnishment for the support of any person of only the difference between 25% and the applicable percentage (50–65%) in the above quoted section 303(b).

    (iv) If 25% or more of an individual’s disposable earnings were withheld pursuant to a garnishment for support, and the support garnishment has priority in accordance with State law, the Consumer Credit Protection Act does not permit the withholding of any additional amounts pursuant to an ordinary garnishment which is subject to the restrictions of section 303(a).

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    Linda Shelton

    August 9, 2012 at 7:55 am

  9. After seeing Judge Mathein in action on a regular basis for more than three years, she seems incapable of appearing unbiased or fair – often rolling her eyes, making unnecessary disapproving noises, and often just refusing to allow certain people to speak. Some days she has read pleadings and remembers parties, some days she has no memory of three-year-old cases and has no idea what issue is set to be argued on any given day. She uses her docket to punish people, especially fathers, and obviously refuses to make rulings on issues when she doesn’t like dad.

    People need to trust their family law judges because these people hold families in the palm of their hands. It’s hard, thankless work, I’m sure. But, when those with so much power clearly do not care about being good at their jobs in family court, children suffer.

    We need better judges than Judge Mathein on the bench, because not all dads are awful, and not all moms are awesome. Unfortunately this job requires more hard work and thought that Judge Mathein is willing to expend.

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    Ann

    August 24, 2012 at 12:28 pm

  10. It’s a shame that no Lawyer wants to go against her and we need to find a way to remove her.

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    Hector

    August 31, 2012 at 9:09 am

  11. Everyone harmed by her needs to make a complaint to the judicial inquiry board and we should encourage all to appeal her illegal rulings.

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    Linda Shelton

    August 31, 2012 at 7:09 pm

  12. Dr. Shelton after reading some of these nightmares i was wondering how to help. you suggested filing complaints I
    I am willing to type any of those needing to file I also would like to help expose this continual corruption in our courts we have to rely on these people. Vesta

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    vesta Henderson

    October 4, 2012 at 6:28 am

  13. I have no problem filing a complaint .

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    Hector

    October 12, 2012 at 8:12 am

  14. dido……

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    casper

    October 23, 2012 at 5:38 pm

  15. Judge Mathein is one of the worse judges I have ever seen in my life. How can this woman who is so corrupt and unlawful in her rulings be allowed to continue to don a black robe. She is a disgrace to all that are honest and true to our country. I am a United States Sailor for over 13 years and I have an ongoing case with my ex-wife and to make a long story short, July 31 2013, this pitiful excuse for a judge allowed my ex-wife to walk in to the hearing with fake hand written receipts that I can get at Office Max and say that I owe her 78,000 dollars in unpaid daycare expenses from 2005-2012. My child attends school, he was never enrolled in daycare and Mathein never asked for proof. The only “proof” was the fraudulent receipts that were handwritten with the same ink. This woman ordered me to pay child support plus daycare plus 78,000 dollars. Are you freakin kidding me. I have been through 3 lawyers. The last 2 just didn’t stand a chance. How is this fair? How can this woman still be on the bench. In the Navy, I am held to the highest standards of honor. If I am held to this standard, why shouldn’t she. This lady is horrible. I have written the Judicial Inquiry Board and also filed an appeal on her bogus ruling. Now I am in search of my 4th attorney without much money. It seems like no one wants to help you unless you can pay them. I need help, any ideas? My ex is a lying woman. I feel sadness for my son that has to grow up with a liar. I am happily married with 2 other children and Judge Mathein has put my Naval career at risk. If someone has any ideas, please let me know. All I want to do is have a relationship with my son and pay my child support.

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    Mr. Banks

    January 7, 2013 at 7:14 pm

  16. I am ill, trying to meet my own deadlines, and unable to help many others right now, but I have forwarded your request to six other activists and hope at least one or two will contact you soon! You definitely should take proof of the forgery to the Police department in the jurisdiction of the Daley Center (Chicago Police) and try to make a criminal complaint of forgery. You will need to make a complaint to the Judicial Inquiry Board about Mathein allowing and condoning fraud upon the court and forgery and make a motion to vacate the judgement due to fraud upon the court and forgery. I don’t know if one of the attorneys I sent this to will help you for a low price or one of the activists will help you learn to write motions for yourself and represent yourself. Talk to them when they contact you.

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    Linda Shelton

    January 7, 2013 at 11:40 pm

  17. Mr. Banks I know what you are going thru , I just want to let you know careful with choosing a Lawyer a great percent of them are like Sale person . They promised what they know they can’t accomplish,beside bleeding you dry.
    I’ve gone thru over six Lawyers since my divorced and child supports and I come to a conclusion you need to find a Lawyer that will help you change to a new Judge. I still have one more child that I have to pay child support for another 1-1/2 years then I have to Hope that Judge Mathis is retire or gone. One more fight and still searching for another Lawyer . Hope the best for you.

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    Hector

    January 8, 2013 at 8:21 am

  18. One activist suggests the following:

    There is little to nothing he can hope to accomplish in court. They don’t give a damn if the receipt is bogus, does not exist, obvious lies. He can file a motion for adjudication of Criminal Contempt stating that she has committed perjury and explaining how the evidence shows that the receipts are forgery. He can file a motion to vacate the order due to forgery of receipts and lies by the X. He can file an appeal of the order to pay the $78,000 stating that it was based on fraud upon the court.
    If I were him, I would definitely file a JIB against the judge and an ARDC against her attorney stating that the attorney knew his client was lying and allowed it.

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    Linda Shelton

    January 8, 2013 at 9:51 am

  19. Thank you all for the help and concern. My appeal is still ongoing. I need to find an attorney in the next week or two. I don’t want my appeal to go down the drain. I am still waiting for a response from the inquiry board which should be soon. But what will that do for me? I’m not some superstar athlete or rock star. I can not afford to lose on this. This judge has ruled against me each and every time I have gone in her court room. Linda, I would love to talk to who ever I have to. How can I get you my contact info?

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    Mr. Banks

    January 8, 2013 at 10:37 pm

  20. Your email shows up on my moderator’s confidential web page that no one can see but me. I have forwarded your information to several other activists. There is only one attorney I trust, but I don’t know if he will take your case. He charges moderate prices. He is highly respected by judges in criminal court and has only done a few divorce cases. He has started to do medical malpractice and police brutality cases and is doing very well with them. You might call him and see if he will help you for a modest amount. He generally does his initial consultation without charge. In the way of full disclosure and transparency – I am NOT paid to advertise him and I give this recommendation without his knowledge. I have done some paralegal work for him in the past and find he is outstanding as an attorney, but tends to be a pessimist. If you can ignore his negativism, he works out very well. He will NOT do pro bono work as he already did a lot this year and cannot afford NOT to be paid. His name is J. Nicolas ALbukerk and you can contact him at 773 847-2600. His office is just west of the Loop.

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    Linda Shelton

    January 9, 2013 at 8:34 am

  21. I feel for others suffering these injustices. Cook county seems to be a place where no one cares if you are good at your job, and those that complain or file ARDC complaints are punished. Some day I hope to be in a position to agree to file such complaints or shed some light on how amazingly horrible this woman is at upholding the laws, but for now, I can’t afford to do so for personal reasons. I wish more attorney’s spoke out, but I understand it’s their livelyhood as well — the voters should be the ones that care, but they don’t. Sorry to be so negative, just tired of the pain, heartbreak and lies.

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    Ann

    February 22, 2013 at 4:02 pm

  22. Contact Chris P. Keleher – attorney – he helped me to reversed Mathein order with the Appellate Court.

    The Keleher Appellate Law Group, LLC

    115 South LaSalle St. Suite 2600
    Chicago, IL 60603
    Office: 312-648-6164
    Fax: 312-648-6202

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    Lucy

    July 29, 2013 at 8:49 pm

  23. Vesta Henderson I also lost custody by Judge Veronica Mathein last week to a father that is in currently in jail and I cannot afford an attorney to continue the case. We all need a miracle I hope that someone can help everyone. Because I would never wish this on anyone.

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    One next

    October 10, 2013 at 10:28 pm

  24. I posted that Judge Mathein passed judgement over material that is considered as child pornography that was pending an expert forensic discover and analysis. That material contains the rape of my 2yr old girl and this judge claimed to have heard all the allegations and evidence had permission to transfer custody! IL case 02 D 7697 and IL case 02 D 9359 the content on this order of protection is what originally transferred custody, now I cannot get my kids because this judge is making me finance the forensic discovery and analysis, plus judge Mathein all the allegations and evidence of the child been rape silent.How can I get custody of my child if the judicial system is corrupt and what can I do to get the child rape material out from up-under this ministerial rule!

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    Derek Boyd

    November 4, 2013 at 4:05 pm

  25. Wow! We are finally glad to read these comments about Judge Mathein. I have been with this judge since March 2003. I am a senior citizen who had a child with a woman who is an habitual liar. I am now looking for my 6th attorney. I have lost most of my retirement paying attorneys and not being treated fairly in front of this judge. For her rulings she has allowed hearsay, false receipts and a host of other false accusations . The attorneys assigned to the child are no better: They speak to one parent and never even interview the other parent. The sad thing is I was a very involved father. But the lies became so difficult and the financial punishment (which caused my bankruptcy) so great, I have not seen my son in two years. When a child has been with a liar his entire life, he becomes one himself to protect his mother. Many of the attorneys I have hired confirm she always rules against the male, but they also would reconfirm I was stuck with her. The Cook County Court system does not understand that the unfair way she rules drives the father away from the child. This court system is the cause for a father not being in this child’s life. I am in my late 60’s and have no time left to make up for the financial losses, which continue to go on and on with every court appearance. The people who have spoken out about how attorneys continue to perpetuate the problem in order to keep their livelihood in tact also contribute to this Judge’s ability to continue this inappropriate behavior against men.

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    Robert

    February 13, 2014 at 2:51 pm

  26. On Sept 8, 2006 I presented Judge Veronica B. Mathein in divorce case 02 D 7697 material evidence of digital media that my spouse intentionally created of her allowing are 28 month old female child to engage in oral sex with an adult family member. The content on this material is very clear, but Judge Mathein just issued continuances after continuances then state that this court does and will not finance the discovery and analysis on the minor child behalf. So I was forced to! On May 6, 2007 the forensic expert sent me a letter requesting the court for more time. Judge Mathein was aware that I could not produce all of the $3,500 to obtain the forensic transcript from the expert that confirmed child endangerment so the court without me being aware granted full custody to my spouse and the court silenced all allegations of child endangerment along with the pending forensic discovery on the decree, which left me holding an audio of my child engaging in oral sex with an adult would and the mother laughing that she got away with this awful crime against our child.. Can any one help?

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    Derek Boyd

    March 31, 2014 at 1:59 pm

  27. NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT. He reelection campaign is up this year. IF WE CAN GET ENOUGH SUPPORT WE CAN MOST LIKE HAVE HER NAME ON A BLACKLIST. If we can get her removed them we can get better treatment. Judges get elected again because people don’t pay attention. LETS MAKE SURE THEY REMEMBER AND VOTE no for Mathein. She will lose her 160k pay a year and maybe forced to retire.

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    Lindell

    April 8, 2014 at 6:14 pm

  28. Judges need only about 500-1000 votes to be retained. Tell everyone you know to make a statement about judicial corruption in Cook COunty by voting NO on ALL of the Judges on the judicial retention ballot every time they vote, even if they don’t want to make any other vote!

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    Linda Shelton

    April 9, 2014 at 11:20 pm

  29. I believe there is enough evidence for a Class Action Suit! The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals held that the Circuit Court of Cook County is a criminal enterprise. On Apr 2, 2009 Judge Veronica B. Mathein B. Mathein sends her police goons to ambush material evidence and material content that contained child endangerment and child sexual exploitation material that could be considered as child pornography evidence was and has been presented to Cook County Circuit Judge Veronica B. Mathein. From Aug 8, 2006 Judge Mathein failed to follow the federal laws that govern Child Sex Abuse Rights and on Oct 1, 2007 in her court silenced a pending forensic discovery by granting a “No Fault Decree” and ripping toddlers from their father this Judge proceeded over this material without due process, cross-examination or present rebuttal. On Feb 9, 2009 Modification of Custody documents were filed with the same evidence, but with a new forensic discovery. Judge Mathein issued continuance after continuance, then on Apr 2, 2009 two Chicago Police Offices are captured on live video as the final evidence is about to be filed and presented to Judge Mathein. The Chicago Police staged an ambush in an attempt to commandeer that evidence before it is presented and filed in court See http://youtu.be/ZelTfO106U4. On May 25, 2009 Judge Mathein abdicated her responsibilities as a judge by allowing grotesque hearsay from a third party without allowing a 30 day notice to prepare an appeal. Judge Mathein presented her true colors by attempting to vilify me, and holding me in contempt of court, along with the evidence presented. See Illinois Case 02 D 07697 or read the book titled Transgressions
    How One Man Survived Big Intercity Corruption http://www.rogerdgriffin.com/

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    Derek Boyd

    April 10, 2014 at 5:26 am

  30. JUDGE MATHEIN STILL HATES FATHERS. I’m sure none of you are surprised.

    The case I’m involved in is hitting the five year mark, still no custody trial in sight despite lots of requests. Recently ordered to pay over three years worth of child rep charges (which were never brought for hearing before now) in seven days or the judge threatened to dismiss my entire custody petition. Sure, the child rep can break statutes and general court orders than require her to submit charges every 90 days, or six months — waiting more than three years — but I get seven days.

    The due process issues, and details from the child custody fee petition hearing make my head spin.

    We’ve filed ARDC complaints, requests to change judge for bias, and a request to remove the child rep (who is so unbelievably incompetent — but hey, she was in charge of Jesse Jackson Jr. campaign fund, so what would you expect!!)

    No one from the media cares. Mistreatment of jail inmates deserves news coverage — mistreatment of Chicago parents just isn’t news worthy apparently.

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    A

    May 1, 2014 at 12:14 pm

  31. Also when in her court room always have your own court reporter on important hearings. Status update is questionable.

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    Lindell

    May 1, 2014 at 2:18 pm

  32. Has anyone contacted the investigative reporters on the news channels? This would be a great time to have judge Mathein exposed!!!

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    Joe

    October 7, 2014 at 9:34 pm

  33. We’ve contacted all the news channels and national news media on most of the info on this blog and they refuse to cover it. We need a lot of other people to contact the media and keep contacting them until they cover info on this blog.

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    Linda Shelton

    October 8, 2014 at 7:03 pm

  34. This is a letter that I sent to various investigative news reporters, governors office and others,

    My name is Philip Banks and I serve in the Navy overseas. I am stationed in Japan with my wife and 2 children. My home of record is Chicago, Illinois. You have done a story on Judge Veronica Mathein of Cook County Court. I am and have been a victim of what I believe to be sexism and racism. I don’t want to take up too much of your time but I have to have my story heard as my career and my life are in critical danger from the gavel of this woman. I have an ongoing child support case that has lasted over 10 years in her court room. I am divorced from my first wife Susan Rudyak and we have a child together. Due to my obligations with the Navy, I am not able to in Illinois. In 2007 Judge Mathein ordered my ex-wife over $30,000 including medical bills in which our child was covered for through the Navy for free and a phone bill that was in her mothers name. I was not able to attend the hearing or have representation because I was out to sea on deployment at the time. Her attorney knowingly sent a notice to appear to an old address. I was in default and the judge did not care that I was in the military or where I was. All she cared about was that I wasn’t there and my ex-wife pretty much stole over $30,000 from me. The Navy does not protect their sailors from this type of abuse from the courts. Me and my family struggled to get back on our feet.

    In 2012, my e-wife filed a motion that I failed to pay her after school care from 2005 to 2012. I was already paying her $600 per month for one child. I never missed a payment as the Navy automatically deducts this from my pay which is fair. My divorce paperwork says as long as my child is enrolled in a daycare, key word, ENROLLED, that I shall pay $225 per week. I never agreed to this paperwork as I have tried to have it changed numerous times but, the judge has never granted my motions. Always my ex-wife’s, even when she is late and doesn’t respond to my requests. In August 2012 the judge ruled in my ex-wife’s favor. Granting her $72,000 plus $774 dollars in child support per month. I was present that day in court. I had to take leave and I with my 4th attorney presented a very thorough argument in which I thought we had the hearing won. All my ex-wife had was a stack of hand-written receipts that she probably bought at office max or somewhere similar. The receipts where hand written to Anna Rudyak, her mother. Who pays their mother $900 per month to watch their grandson? She told the Judge that she hadn’t heard from me since 2002 but later she told the Judge she messaged me on Facebook 2 weeks ago (clearly a lie that the judge did not care about). The judge allowed this evidence without any other proof. Susan didn’t provide any disclosure statements, tax statements or bank statements proving that she paid this money. My ex-wife and her attorney Ed Belz literally walked into a court of law and lied and showed false evidence for Judge Mathein to rule against me once again. I submitted all necessary paperwork to the court saying I only make so much in the military, but the judge did not care once again.

    I appealed the decision with my 5th attorney Patrick Goodwin and the appellate court upheld the courts decision basically saying that there was no court reporter present and there aren’t any official records to review. Now, at present time, I am stationed in Japan with my wife and 2 children. Ms. Rudyak and her attorney Ed Belz are coming after me for this $72,000 plus $37,000 in interest. Are they kidding me? Judge Mathein ruled once again against me to withhold $774 per month in child support (which I already pay) plus $2800 per month in arrears. I can not afford over $3500 per month because Judge Mathein feels hatred towards black people or men. I have a family to take care of. We’re talking about almost my entire paycheck.

    There are a lot of things in jeopardy here. I have been in the military for about 16 years and the job that I do requires me to have a certain clearance level. When this income withholding goes through, I will lose my clearance and most likely be discharged from the Navy. I have a family to feed and take care of. My wife is unemployed and my children are under 10 years old. They need me and count on me to provide for them. I have always paid my child support on time. I am a great father and husband. I serve my country to protect the freedoms of others. This is what I get in return, an ex-wife who won’t let me see my son and constantly goes in front of Judge Mathein to get her way an get what ever she wants. Judge Mathein always shuts down me and my attorneys. She never allows anything I try and bring to the court. I don’t have any money or savings to have an attorney anymore. I’m in fear that for my family, my Naval career, and my health. I’m running out of resources as I feel I am fighting a lost cause. I feel that I am being discriminated against along with many others in her court room. I have read so many articles and cases that have been unjust. The people of Illinois, Cook County, the city of Chicago need to know what is going on in the court system. This is rooked and wrong and in the end, I can end up in jail for a stack of HAND WRITTEN RECEIPTS. I am not confident in appealing the courts latest decision but, I have no choice. I am not an athlete or celebrity. $109,000 does not exist to me. I can just barely afford to pay the bills that I have now. I have been bullied for over 10 years in the court and I have had enough. I feel that no one can help me, that is why I am writing and pleading with you to please have my story heard. Maybe there is someone out there who can help me. Maybe there is someone out there who can investigate my case and many other cases in the hands of Judge Mathein. How can a Judge like this remain in the seat? Why are people continuing to vote for her? I have written complaints to the Judicial Inquiry Board, the Illinois Governors Office, The Office of Timothy Evans and a couple of congressman. No one has helped me. Where else can I turn?

    I am in desperate need of your help. I am a hard working man who gave up my freedoms so that others may have theirs. Me and my family can be on the street with nothing and nowhere to go with no money. And I can even go to jail because of a racist/sexist judge. Please help me, your attention on this would be greatly appreciated. And maybe along the way, I can save another persons life as well. This is wrong and my families lives are in jeopardy. I need Justice. Thank you so much for your time. If you need any other information from me, please contact me.

    Sincerely,

    Philip W. Banks

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    Mr. Banks

    January 5, 2015 at 6:20 pm

  35. I have created a campaign for me and my family to get through the hard times that Judge Mathein has caused us. This will take care of legal fees and bills that I have fallen behind on while trying to take care of my disabled wife and 2 children. If anyone that comes across this can help, please. If you cannot please pass it along. Maybe there is someone out there that can help us. God Bless you all and thank you. http://www.gofundme.com/jrqcbk.

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    Mr. Banks

    February 19, 2015 at 7:40 am

  36. Fathers’ have your children been ripped from you, with very little evidence to suppport the alligations? Please stand with me and we could make a different in previous and future battles when it comes to our childrens. The courts have finally screwed up, a permanent recording of toddlers being sexually mistreatment exist please sign petition to bring it to light http://wh.gov/iZ5Fx

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    Derek Boyd

    April 3, 2015 at 8:52 am

  37. She is very rude. I think she might be a little mental. I’m going to file a complaint. We all must follow through to get her off the bench. I have been crying every night behind her comments.

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    Valerie Rice

    May 3, 2015 at 9:32 pm

  38. Does anyone know about how to file a civil lawsuit against Cook County or the State of Illinois? Judge Mathein has made my life a living hell and my family and I are suffering badly. I am interested in suing on grounds of gender and racial discrimination. Can someone point me in the right direction please? This has to happen. She and Cook County must be held accountable for their actions.

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    Mr. Banks

    May 12, 2015 at 3:57 am

  39. You are talking about a civil rights lawsuit. I suggest you make a meeting to discuss repesentation by a law firm such as Loevy v Loevy. Find their address and number and ask for a free consult.

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    Linda Shelton

    May 12, 2015 at 9:30 am

  40. Can anyone help me get in contact with a pro bono attorney that can help me with an appeal? I contacted Chris Keleher and I cannot afford his services. I need help quickly. My time is running out. Thanks.

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    Mr. Banks

    May 25, 2015 at 9:24 am

  41. Pro bono attorneys essentially don’t exist, especially for appeal. For every pro bono attorney for regular cases there are at least 10 people who need their services. It also depends upon the type of case you have – divorce, criminal, civil rights, RICO, etc., as well as the subject. If it is a significant national issue that involves hundreds like suing tobacco companies for lung cancer or during corporations for asbestos injuries it is easier.

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    Linda Shelton

    May 25, 2015 at 11:14 am

  42. Unfortunately American Justice is a myth. It is rare, even if you are in the right to have a decision overturned on appeal. It is just too costly. This is where the 1% always win and the 99% almost always lose.

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    Linda Shelton

    May 25, 2015 at 11:15 am

  43. Wow. What positive things can be said about “Judge” Mathein? The term “judge” in terms of this person who runs a courtroom should be used very very loosely. She is a father hater and will stop at nothing to humiliate the father in a trial. I just had a custody trial with Mathein. She allowed two continuances for my ex due to extenuating or personal circumstances, but would not allow my atty one continuance due to his severe illness. He had to press on for 3 hours in trial very sick. I filed petitions and started court in 2010 because my parental rights were being violated against. My ex did not file for sole custody until 3 years later. There were a number of major issues and situations that occurred and were caused my my ex for those 3 years up until that point. Mathein would NOT allow any questioning and evidence from before the time my ex filed for sole custody. By doing that, she took away all the circumstances that led up to that sole filing. My ex’s atty exaggerated and falsely stated events, and the judge ate it up. When my guy asked a question to my ex on the stand, it was always objected to and sustained. Also the way the judge interacted with my ex’s atty and the GAL were like gold compared to how she interacted with my atty (like garbage). This judge sighed and huffed and puffed like a freight train when we brought new exhibits or when questions were asked to my ex by him. One cannot successfully be a judge unless one understands ALL the circumstances that led up to that point in time we were in court. My ex brought no evidence. I brought ALL the evidence. In the justice system, isn’t the person filing the petition the one that bears the burden of proof? The problem is that my ex is a parental alienator, but that matters not in this courtroom, even though I showed that this child has been bought everything and anything, and has been allowed to do things at her age that I would never allow. My ex allowed my child to get into explicit things of nature on the internet more than once, and this was presented to the judge, but it mattered not, because my ex answered the question that she monitors what my child does in the internet. In the judge’s closing remarks, she told my ex she trusts that my ex is monitoring the internet usage. By the way, this judge DOES rip away children from parents as was stated on a previous post. Unfortunately I cannot appeal this due to the sole nature of what it costs to do so. The GAL in this matter was completely useless as well. He listed to my ex only and disregarded everything my atty and I brought to his attn, but yet this guy want to be paid too? If anyone has any suggestions or thoughts on how to file a complaint without an actual appeal against the GAL and the judge, please let me know.

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    Father against Mathein

    October 25, 2015 at 10:41 am

  44. Welcome to the Veronica Mathein wastelands. I did not use the term judge because she is not a judge. She is not someone who upholds the law and ensures justice is served. I’ve been waiting for over 3 years for someone to help me or give me advice. Do you know how many people I have written to about my story? Too many to count. This woman should have been off of the bench. She’s a disgrace to everyone who has put on that robe. If you find any help or know how to defeat Mathein please let me know. I have an old score to SETTLE with her. I feel your pain and know exactly what you’re going through. Sad thing is, no one cares and. If they do care, they are powerless to help you.

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    Mr. Banks

    October 28, 2015 at 6:49 am

  45. I have witnessed this Judge behave as described since 2003. Over and over the same story. Most of the attorneys play right into her game. My partner had 6 different attorneys over the years. They all say what you want to hear in the interviewing process, but once they receive the retainer fee, they all change their tune. GAL are worthless, also. And yes, the GAL gets paid no matter what happens. Everything spoken in the two emails today have gone on and on. The sad thing is that Judge Mathein keeps on getting reappointed to the bench. A male does not have a chance with this judge. My partner’s last battle was the 513 order. We hired a new attorney and were very disappointed once again. We had interviewed the Jeffery Leving firm several times and never used them. This last time we were close to leaving our attorney and going with his firm, but finally reached a settlement that we could live with. The settlement came about from pressure from the ex’s brother to settle, not from anything the attorney did. The attorneys are part of the problem because they know how to play the judge. The attorneys will not challenge the judge because they want to continue to work. The attorneys see each case just as one case since they have many more “fish to fry” in their careers as an attorney and do not want to buck the system. We did realize through our interviewing process with Leving’s firm that the GAL we had was so pro female my partner had no chance. The Leving firm seemed to have a group of people that would work more for the male. We never got a chance to see for ourselves if that was really true. I have watched an ex alienate his son for years. He is now 20 years old and has an entitlement attitude and has no relationship with his father. His father has offered to have a relationship with his son as long as a therapist (of his father’s choice) is used to work on one parent alienation of another. Through watching his mother lie he learned to lie to his GAL and anyone else involved in the situation. He has grown into a professional liar. He will struggle throughout his life if that behavior does not change. That is the result of how this judge is allowed to do what she does in her court room. The biggest sadness for me is that this young man’s father is 70 years old and time may be running out to ever heal the damage the judge and attorneys have contributed to this situation. Judge Mathein has no business in our Family Court system nor do the attorneys that play the games of manipulation and deceit.

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    Forsale

    October 28, 2015 at 10:52 am

  46. Judge mathein is so ruthless against all men no matter if you pay your support or not she favors the women and goes off of hearsay not the hard facts she needs to be held accountable for her actions and the suffering that she causes the good men out there. It’s like going to a slaughter house knowing when you walk in her courtroom that 99.9% of the time you know as a man she’s against us and we have no chance of getting all the facts out because she turns her deaf ear and rolls her eyes… she needs to be investigated again and removed from her courtroom.

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    Paul

    April 20, 2016 at 10:49 pm

  47. The Cook County court judges in general are so corrupt that we need an in depth federal investigation and big changes in law so that there is more transparency, civilian supervision, and actual penalties for this judicial malpractice.

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    Linda Shelton

    April 21, 2016 at 9:36 am

  48. So, I’ve been out of the loop for a bit. Am I correct that Mathein is out of office? If so, I would like to somehow go back to court and get the justice I deserve. Can someone confirm this for me?

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    Mr. Banks

    June 1, 2016 at 4:24 am

  49. After being let go at my job, I was given a generous 6-month severance package to help while looking for another job. During those 6 months I continued to pay my ex-wife 20% child support (1 child) as I was being paid severance. Even afterwards I continued paying without a job. On month 13 I finally found a higher paying job and my ex-wife took me to court to increase my monthly child support as well as to sue me for not paying her 20% of my severance that she considered a “bonus” payment. I thought this would be thrown out instantly due to being generous in continuing payments without a job. But Judge Mathein agreed with her that the one year of payments should be considered “a gift” and that I was indeed in contempt. So I paid her 20% of my normal income on my own, another 10% from the judgment, and I only made 50% of my normal annual income. Which means instead of 20% (state law for 1 child), I paid 60% that year because of Judge Mathein. She is completely corrupt, refused to acknowledge that I kept up payments even without a job, and at the end said I was foolish to continue paying her without the job. I will never, ever go beyond the minimum payments again in an act of kindness. Mathein drives the decency out of us all. I hope she had a miserable childhood to justify her anger as an adult. And with being paid almost $200,000 a year, you would think she could do her job or take a pay cut.

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    John

    July 5, 2016 at 8:28 pm

  50. Sorry to hear about your bad experience with that miserable judge…… if you do good and you know that you’re doing good it’s still not good enough for that judge. She abuses her power and has for year’s but lawyer’s don’t the ball’s to stand up to her and go head to head because they fear that they won’t get work in her courtroom… it’s all a game with that whole freakin system from the judges to the lawyer’s and guess who gets screwed the majority of the times? That’s right guy’s like us.. she was supposed to retire at the beginning of the year and when i went back to court for the first time in ten year’s guess who was sitting in her chair. Yes judge mathein and she hammered me again for the second time….she is a cee u next Tuesday if you know what i mean.

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    Paul

    July 12, 2016 at 5:49 pm

  51. According to the Illinois Bar Association, Judge Mathein is now retired. Is there finally a light that shines in this dungeon called courtroom 3009? Or do all the judges behave this way? I would like to write the new judge and figure out how I can open my case back up and go back and get the justice I deserve and maybe some backpay from all of that was stolen from me and my family.

    https://www.isba.org/sections/bench/newsletter/2016/12/recentappointmentsandretirements

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    Philip W. Banks

    December 23, 2016 at 12:09 am

  52. Please be aware that judges are not allowed to read your letters.Such ex parte communication with a judge violates the judicial code of ethics. The only way to change final orders is by appeal, motion for supervisory order to IL Suprme Court if all other possible methods exhausted, 1203 motion for reconsideration if less than 30 days after final order, 1401 petition if more than 30 days after final order & there is new evidence that wasn’t available before, or if you can prove there was fraud upon the court by the other side with clear documentary evidence that was not previously available to meet your side.All of this is complicated & you should consult a lawyer.

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    Linda Shelton

    January 9, 2017 at 2:07 am

  53. Yes the devil did retire in November.. mathein stayed longer than she was supposed to she was one lopsided judge that hated all men i should know i had her back in 2005 and was a bitch back then and never changed… my ex wife decided after 11yrs to bring me back to court because she of her lies and my attorney at the time had all the facts and proved it in court but the mathein did give two shits about what facts that we presented… so i was told that i have to pay for her attorney’s fees,overtime pay, give the ex and increase in pay and so much more and i forgot to mention that I’ve been on duty disability for the last 4yrs getting 67%of my pay and on top of all this i have another family to raise… may karma come around in her retirement and may she live the rest of her life in misery…

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    Paul

    January 12, 2017 at 2:52 pm


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