Adoptive Father's Rights Not Imperiled by Move to Gay-Unfriendly State, Court Says

, New Jersey Law Journal


Settling a dispute between same-sex adoptive parents, a New Jersey judge says one can't be prohibited from moving to a state hostile to gay marriage simply because the other fears impairment of his rights.

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    Far worse than what Judge Mary Thurber did in above case, is her highly prejudiced attitude against male parents in general, and her supplicant (ways to favor) female parents, exhibited repeatedly in my case. In my case unfit as a Judge Mary Thurber turned a motioned Enforcement Visits Violations Hearing brought against a woman Paola Colombo, to instead be another Child Support Increase Hearing. In this case this highly prejudiced judge was supposed to rule on the Visits Violations done by Ms. Colombo who committed Extortion by refusing access to the male parents' child UNLESS $100,000 was paid (and Judge Thurber was given a copy of the $100,000 hostage demand email), instead of doing something about it, Judge Thurber took the side of the Extortionist and of her own 'sua sponte' motion, made a Child Support Increase motion for the Female Side in the middle of the hearing that was supposed to be on Visits Violations by the Female Parent. Judge Thurber is not allowed to act as the lawyer for one side (the female side, per her prejudice) in a case she's also acting as Judge. Further, this highly prejudiced judge, also with the stroke of her pen, changed the prior judge's order in material respects, without any due process or right to do such, since she's not the Appeals Court. She's done irreparable damage to the Child, now age 5, by her highly prejudiced female pandering judging. All I say is proven by the recordings of the hearing. Judge Thurber even found the woman to have lied, and not been credible about her excuses for repeatedly violating pre-existing Visits Orders, but then would not go the extra step and even find a female parent in contempt. Instead Judge Thurber of her own order, hijacked the hearing to be another Child Support Increase hearing and handed me a subpoena to provide yet again financial information. When I provided the requested financial information per Thurber's subpoena, and it showed the Male Parent was entitled to a REDUCTION in Child Support (and the female parent never complied at all), you guessed it HIGHLY BIASED JUDGE THURBER WROTE ME A LETTER CANCELLING THE CHILD SUPPORT MODIFICATION HEARING. Not only did Judge Thurber refuse to find the woman side of the case in contempt despite tons of evidence and even having found that Paola Colombo lied, (and it wasn't first time Ms. Colombo lied under oath, she also lied on her financial forms in earlier Child Support Increase hearing listing only about half her income), but the flip side of supposed-to-be-fair JUDGE THURBER's PREJUDICE AGAINST MALE PARENTS is she has found me in contempt several times without any basis. And when challenged to provide a written opinion and to stop violating NJ Court Rules, Thurber finally did drop such contempt findings. But she's "trigger happy" against male parents, and can never find her voice or her court orders sheet to ever do anything when the female parent in my case has repeatedly violate court orders and even done blatant repeated Money Exortions for Child Access.

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