On July 27, Melissane Velyvis successfully argued that a Domestic Violence Protective Order (the Order) was an unconstitutional prior restraint on her
— Read on www.closeupsblog.com/2020/09/bloggers-descriptions-of-domestic-violence-protected-by-freedom-of-expression/
Citing free speech rights, a Marin County judge has dismissed a criminal charge against a woman who violated a court order with a blog about her estranged husband.
— Read on www.mercurynews.com/2020/08/16/marin-judge-tosses-criminal-case-over-divorce-blog/
Wow….Good to know? This is the same attorney who has falsified documents and misrepresented facts to family court. This is So I am suppose to feel safer now on his word. Hmmm…
Marin Court Misconduct Judge Beverly Wood
I have experienced first hand the misconduct of Beverly Wood. My advice to any divorcing couple is to move out of Marin County beforehand if justice is what you desire. I have learned there are the California Rules of Court, the Marin Local Rules of Court, and the “Make up Rules as We go Along Rules of Court Under the Guise of Judicial Discretion.” I personally try hard to follow all procedural rules which is difficut to navigate in itself. I am stunned that the court itself doesn’t adhere to the proper rules of the California. It is my opinion that the Hon. Beverly Wood is intellectually dishonest.
The dishonesty of the court is why the Dr. John Velyvis’s of the world get away with just about anything in Court. Money talks. I really wish I were able to attend the recent Legislative Hearing at the Sacramento Capital last month. I would have made a public comment there along with many other members of the public. There are many women who have sent in complaints to the Commission for Judicial Performance concerning Judge Wood. These are not “disgruntled” women who didn’t like a ruling. These are woman whose basic rights have been stripped away.
Due process rights. Fundamental rights are stripped away from the party that the Hon. Beverly Wood doesn’t like, usually the Wife/Litigant in the Divorce case. Her “OFAH” Orders and Findings After Hearing rarely coincide with the actual Court Reporter Transcripts. I have reviewed different cases. Much misrepresentation of facts occurs. I have spoken to lawyers who agree but don’t challenge her for fear of retaliation. This reprint is worth the read for those serious about judicial accountability and the rights of all citizens.
Melissanne DV-TRO 2018
Judge Beverly Wood of Marin County Court has been embroiled with me since the beginning as she is with most wives in divorce in Marin County. She is biased toward Dr. Velyvis due to his position as a surgeon, and treats him as her peer overall. Disgusting.
I had a right to an automatic renewal of my expiring DVRO against Dr. John Velyvis in May 2017. My attorney, Arvin Lugay filed the correct paperwork for the matter. The Court failed to address it for quite some time. Judge Beverly Wood stated my filing (DV-700) must have, “went awry as often happens.” I was stunned. She basically made me begin all over again. Then denied it without a hearing. This is one of several orders currently on Appeal with the San Francisco Appellate Court.
I had recused this judge for cause in October of 2017 at the recommendation of Marin attorneys. She failed to step down, then ruled against me in EVERY SINGLE hearing afterwards. I have been retaliated against for filing Commission for Judicial Performance Complaints against her as well. She designated me a vexatious litigant in the summer of 2018 to block me from access to justice throughout the final divorce. I never wanted to be a Pro se litigant. She erred by not following the California Rules of Court concerning attorney retainer fees in my divorce. A manifestation of abuse of discretion in this case.
I have removed the children’s first names on DV-TRO.
I have been unprotected. This is what happens when a woman cannot afford proper counsel. Money talks in Marin County, California.