Myriad complaints regarding --for example-- Bill Fyfe
, David Kieffer, Dee Brodbeck, et al. have contained the same allegation (that the practitioner did not interview one or both parties or interview fact witnesses or conduct a substantive investigation).
One of the honorary speakers at this annual opportunity to schmooze with judges and co-mingle with other divorce industry experts (DIEs), is the esteemed Bill J. Fyfe . Fyfe is on the Program Committee of the Colorado Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (CCAFCC).
Indeed, folks like our very own esteemed Bill J. Fyfe
have been clamoring in support of the cash cow parenting coordinator role for years.
Consider these priceless Bill Fyfe quotes:
needs to take a few classes in Constitutional law to learn about such concepts as the First Amendment and get up to speed on some Colorado case law regarding the improper delegation of judicial authority.
10 Oh wait -- I keep forgetting that domestic relations courts generally don't apply Constitutional principles.
Speaking of Fyfe
, there's more:
Back in January of 2007, a group of parents --myself included-- tendered a petition to Chief Justice Mullarkey containing disturbing allegations regarding Fyfe
Significantly, most of the allegations are substantiated (based on irrevocable statements he
wrote or said (because he
hasn't yet figured out when to stifle himself)) or are undisputed.
Nevertheless, we never received a response to the petition.
Now, I learn --also from an email contributor-- that Fyfe has become a member of the Supreme Court's Committee on Family Issues (see April meeting minutes , apparently denoting him as a current member).
You wouldn't know that from that Committee's
Web site membership roster, which appears to be rarely updated.
Not only has the Supreme Court elevated him to an esteemed position, apparently the practitioner community endorses his behavior: He was a speaker at the most recent Family Law Update; he is a featured speaker at the upcoming Family Law Institute; and he is the chair of the COAFCC Program Committee.
And yet, this is a guy who has unreservedly maligned other professionals in the same community (click here).
In light of the fact that --to cite one example-- I've gone to the Court of Appeals not once; not twice; but three times --and won each appeal-- because a district judge refused to even consider the allegations against Fyfe
, it seems pretty clear that the concerns many of us have raised (that the General Assembly, the legal profession, the mental health profession and the trial judges have knowingly imposed irreversible harms on our children) are valid.
See, e.g., The Toronto Star, "Unqualified Mediators Prey on Broken Families.
To illustrate my concern about the lack of information availability and the effect it has on the community, consider the overwhelming evidence I've collected regarding Bill Fyfe's pattern of conduct, which I believe is paradigmatic of the industry and, which I believe is only the tip of the iceberg in his particular practice: Yet, Fyfe was a speaker at the most recent Family Law Update; he is a featured speaker at the upcoming Family Law Institute; and he is the chair of the COAFCC Program Committee.