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Judge Tracey Yokich40 N. Main Street Mt.Clemens, Michigan USA
Judge Tracey Yokich Biased Judge, DOES NOT have the best interest of children, unless you are an attorney who is a friend Mt.Clemens Michigan
I have been in a custody battle in Macomb County Circuit Court for twelve years. I have spent over $500,000 on lawyers in those twelve years. The actions of the lawyers and judges in this Court are unbelievable and horrifying. My daughter is the one that has suffered for those twelve years. If you are a FRIEND of the judge, then don't worry about it, you get her decision in your favor.
The first judge on our case was Antonio Viviano, yes, who definitely made mistakes, and kept stating, "you two just need to get along", as an excuse and an 'out' for not paying attention to what was really going on before you get to court. Judge Viviano's daughter, Kathyrn Viviano, was the judge that received her father's docket when he retired. Judge Kathyrn Viviano recused herself from our case from the start. The entire bench already was aware of what type of case it was. Judge Viviano's clerk, Rhonda Esler, was one of the defendants in a lawsuit filed, because Rhonda Esler had stricken Judge Viviano's signature OFF an Order regarding school issues with my daughter.
Right before Judge Antonio Viviano's retirement, a Motion had gone to Judge Chrzanowski, due to Judge Viviano's absence, in which an Order was changed or adjusted in the best interest of my daugther. Judge Viviano was so angry when he found out, that there was a argument between the two judges. (Details will be on website) Soon after that, Judge Chrzanowski also recused herself.
Our case was then sent to Judge Tracey Yokich. I have ALWAYS had my daughter's education a priority. Plain and simple, my ex was fighting me on Grosse Pointe Schools -v- St. Clair Shores schools from kindergarten on. I had my daughter attending pre-K for two years before kindergarten, and her father fought that also. That, in and of itself, has been a horrible, horrible battle from my daughter's father that should never, ever be an issue.
In an attempt to keep it from being a personal issue or contest with my ex, I volunteered to have our daughter attend a private school, which I would pay for from day one to graduation, volunteering to sign an Order that I would do so. My daughter's father fought me on that. His attorney, Lori Finazzo, is a very good friend of Judge Tracey Yokich's. Ms. Finazzo was representing my ex at that time. She is no longer representing him, because she is now suing him for payment of her fees. Judge Tracey Yokich had the issue of my daughter's educational advances drag on for two and a half years. The first delay caused my daughter to lose her spot at that private school. Then we had to start the testing and interview process again for the next school year. My daughter did wonderful, scored very high, and also received two scholarships.
My ex still REFUSED to agree, and took us back to court in front of Judge Tracey Yokich, because he had gotten away with it before, so he knew he would again. He was still being represented by Judge Yokich's friend, Lori Finazzo, at this time. My attorney and I brought up and presented every single piece of evidence of the advantages of the private school for our daughter, had testimony by two Ph.D's regarding the importance and advantages of the education she would receive, and many, many documents of our daughter's intelligence level.
Instead of agreeing that it would be in the best interest of our daughter, Judge Tracey Yokich turned it into a continued personal battle and attack on me personally, and did NOT CARE what it would do to our daughter. Judge Yokich's opinion was that she wanted me to PROVE that I could pay for the next six years of school, not taking into consideration that my daughter had already received two scholarships for the sixth grade level, and that there was documentation and opinions by the Ph.D's that she has the intelligence level to possibly receive full scholarships.
At that time, I had already spent six years of tuition on attorneys, but also had two trusts regarding my daughter's education. That still wasn't enough for Judge Yokich. We returned back to court in a refiling of the Original Motion, with even additional documentation, and Judge Yokich still denied it, and spent more time attacking me personally again, making personal opinions about me on the record. I have ordered and paid for each and every transcript that has come out of those courtrooms. (This information will be available on the website)
Having to explain to my daughter that she is unable to start school this year at the school she wants to attend, is a horrible thing to have to do. With the intelligence level and IQ of my daughter, there is no need to have to explain exactly WHY. She knows WHY. She knows her own father was fighting against her mother more than he cared about her education. All Judge Yokich had to do was see through the lies and bull from my ex, her friend's client, and do what was best for our daughter, but she didn't.
There are other avenues to take, and I will, but it's being done as a little girl is put through such an emotional state by a Circuit Court Judge's inablilty to know or do what is best for a child, unless you are her friend, or represented by a friend of hers.
I was a court reporter for 22 years before my accident. The very father who has done this to his child, with the help of his friends, Judge Tracey Yokich, and her friend, Lori Finazzo, was the catalyst, and yet neither have the ability or knowledge, and definitely do not care, to see what is being done to my daughter. MAYBE Lori Finazzo should remove her children from the private school they attend, since she felt it was in my daughter's best interest to agree to FIGHT against her client's and my daughter attending private school!!! MAYBE Judge Yokich should get married and have children of her own before she is allowed or given the ability to make such decisions in someone else's child's life!!! (My website will be up soon with the entire truth)
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