Most people may not be aware of the election coming up for the Second Judicial District Court in New Mexico (Albuquerque), in 2012. I decided to start this blog so that people are aware of the good and bad, in our city. So, I'll start with the BAD.
I've been pretty active in working with both men and women who have been victims of domestic violence, resulting in ugly child custody cases. One would think that in Family Court, "you're presumed innocent until proven guilty"-is the case for the people appearing before the judges, but sadly it isn't. I have found that the laws that are created, are not followed in Family Court; therefore, it's pretty tough to get fair hearing in the Second Judicial District Court. One would also think that Family Court would be in the business of keeping families together and doing what's in the best interest of the child/children, but that too isn't the case-all too frequently.
Our corrupt Governor Richardson (who I am ashamed of voting for) appointed Alisa A. Hadfield to Judge for the Second Judicial District Court in New Mexico, in December 2010. Her history is interesting. She was an intelligent lawyer, who became Commissioner without the position being posted through the State Bar; which puzzled a lot of well qualified lawyers. Her rulings as a Commissioner were quit disturbing-she almost always sided with the abuser. It is known that she made some people admit to false drug or alcohol addictions, in order for the parent to receive custody or even visitations. She destroyed families.
She has been a Judge for only 10 months and is now up for election in November 2012. I have come across 15 cases where she has removed the child/children from the victim of abuse to an unsafe environment. She files continuations without resolving cases. These poor people are not aware of the fact that they can file an appeal, but just hope or pray that she makes the right decision during the next hearing. She has been known to NOT believe when a child has been abused sexually or physically, and then removes the child from the home-to then award custody to the abuser. She has been known to be extremely disrespectful to the victim of domestic violence, when they are not represented by an attorney. If they are represented by an attorney, she's known to be extremely disrespectful to the attorney. She has been known to force clients to keep their attorney, even if they can't afford legal representation any longer. Which is a hindrance financially, on the client. She has been known to remove the child/children from a home because "There's something seriously wrong with you." She is neither a medical professional, nor is she experienced in diagnosing people-just because she doesn't like the person. Unfortunately, the list goes on and the details of each case are heart breaking.
Judge Alisa A. Hadfield is an incompetent judge, and does not deserve to be elected; nor does she deserve to have the title of Domestic Relations. She is the abuser's perfect dream to have as a judge, because she will side with abuser. Not all judges are perfect, but with a track record like hers--PLEASE VOTE NO.