Posted on 28 February 2013.
Harold LaFlamme, treating reporters like he treats parents.
I just finished watching “Lost In The System,” which aired on channel 11 news last night. Gina Silva and Martin Burns did an excellent job of showing the true colors of the attorneys that are the gatekeepers for the children of Orange County. My mouth is still wide open after watching minor’s counsel Harold LaFlamme flip off the reporter and blatantly lie to her. It is unbelievable that Mr. LaFlamme would be so aggressive and condescending to Ms. Silva while on camera. I thought I was watching Mr. LaFlamme arrogantly dismissing another unfortunate parent who had the misfortune of crossing him in a courtroom. LaFlamme has been entrusted with the power to decide where our children live, and if we get to see them. He controls the Dependency Court of Orange County. This is what parents in our system have to deal with behind closed doors, where judges defer to Mr. LaFlamme as the “expert” on child custody. My heart breaks, as I know the terror of having your child be with someone who they claim is abusing them. I am so grateful that my child’s fate was not in the hands of Harold LaFlamme. Should one man have exclusive control to determine which “experts” testify on behalf of a minor? Should one person be allowed to base their custody determination on certain facts they choose to use, while not presenting to the court testimony that contradicts their own conclusions?
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