Posts Tagged ‘divorce’

‘Little Bits’ is going to be a new feature of DESPERATEEXES.com

pot meet kettle

One of the funniest comments I have heard this week is one DIVORCE lawyer communicates to another DIVORCE lawyer and says, ‘Your fees are excessive’. This is a little like the kettle calling the pot black, is it not! Maybe like one hooker claiming her antibiotic for ‘CLAP’ is better than what the other ‘girls’ are using for their ‘ooze’. There is a small group of DIVORCE lawyers working on the BS self promotion spectrum that they are ‘cheap and reasonable’. Who is chanting ‘lets pretend we are cheap’. LMAO, do they think litigants are stupid? Lets see, shoot me with the .357, I don’t want to get shot with a .45. Like there is a real difference in the end….Folks, I could not make this stuff up, all true! What next, ‘look I am serving tea in a tent in the parking lot with sand floors and everyone is wearing sandals sipping tea and stuffing baklava’? This story is developing…..LMAO!

Another one of our readers confirmed for me something that I already knew. What female lawyer, who once had a fledgling ‘DIVORCE’ operation, ooops ‘practice’, gal was cheap to all around her and it would appear her cheapness was highly contagious to those who worked with her. Many found her behavior ‘insulting’.” Our source made the comment “when ‘she’ speaks it sounds like her teeth are loose and or that her tongue has early stages of atrophy?” Our contact told me that while listening to her speak in court that he almost developed a twitch……

A short note from one litigant went like this, “Why is he so dam nasty and on the attack constantly from the time he opens his mouth to the time he walks out of the courtroom?”. LMAO, I happen to enjoy this particular lawyer and I also agree he is going to make you miserable at every turn. And you can forget about ever settling, have a great big bag of money and keep in mind you hired him!
Note: Still in my book one of the best lawyers around and a great guy outside the courtroom to just chat with.

abondon ship!

abondon ship!

One big law firm (Real Big Ship) is heading straight into the rocks (Like into the cliffs). It would appear that the ‘Captain’ has either lost control of the crew or the ‘rudder’ fell off and they are going full speed ahead into the ‘cliffs’. Every ‘old salt’ should realize, sometime the old ‘sea legs’ are not as they were once and bringing on someone you can trust is the right thing to do. Putting your trust into hands of a few ‘crew members’ can often accelerate the total annihilation and ruin everything, almost as bad as shifting cargo below decks in heavy seas. Everyone is watching and waiting, several crew are stocking their lifeboats for that inevitable sound of “Abandon Ship”.

“She seems so soft spoken”. Really, let me just say this, when a great white attacks, they are silent and when you realize what has just happened to you, you are dead. Do not be put off by her tone. Hands down, she’s one of the best in the DIVORCE business, and always a class act. But beware, she won’t let you work up a huge bill with the promise of her getting paid someday. NO WAY! More and more DIVORCE lawyers are getting stuck with huge collections and the principal of this firm is not going to allow it to happen. And we at DESPERATEEXES.com say Good for her!

Let's deal

Let’s deal

Anthony Pellicano is anxiously waiting to see if he is going to be getting out of Federal Prison soon…..if not, he has 5 years left. One big shot head of a studio got Anthony a great lawyer to try and get him out by pushing some papers through the system, in hopes of getting an early release. We will see……frankly, enough, Pellicano has been punished. Judge Dale S. Fischer should try and find it in her heart to cut Anthony a break…..problem, Judge Fischer needs to find her heart! LOL. For myself and others we want to see all the ‘Chickens come home to roost’. All those lawyers he covered for are going to have to pay up or else….mark my words. Several lawyers that we all know are likely hoping that he had died in prison. He is not going to die in prison, he has business to take care of when he gets out. It will be pay back time for several big shot lawyers for what Anthony Pellicano went through and if they don’t do the right thing? Oh My God, I predict that it won’t be nice, it is an Italian thing.

Please, to our readers, we will not print any stories of any lawyer, male or female, who makes the mistake of having a sexual encounter with a client. Not unless we have proof that is verifiable and or photos that can be verified. I / we will not even address the issue on DESPERATEEXES.com. Not that I don’t believe it happens, I have first hand knowledge and lots of rumors, but again, we want to spread love and happiness on DESPERATEEXES.com

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©Straight Talk with John J. Nazarian, Private Investigator
May 11, 2014
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Jackpot…You’re welcome

JACKPOT!

 

 

Making it on DESPERATEEXES.com works, a very large and prestigious law firm landed a great case from being mentioned on DESPERATEXES.com

 

This was a very good case and the litigants that took the name from one of our stories was thrilled with their results! We don’t lie here folks, we keep it real and the good lawyers get appropriate verbiage from me and the ones that stink, we send them Febreze!

 

Please, continue.

Please, continue.

This brings up another interesting point, if you don’t like what I have to say about you at DESPERATEEXES.com, TOO BAD! Truth is a defense, and I usually get our information directly from other P.I.s, lawyers and the litigants themselves! Also I spend a great deal of time in the DIVORCE courts listening and taking my notes. So if you are already not one of my favorites, ‘I am listening’.

 

 
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©Straight Talk with John J. Nazarian, Private Investigator
April 30, 2014
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John Nazarian: Living in the world of “DENIED” and other fun DIVORCE Escapades!

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Here is an interesting decision from the appellate court, my opinion of two litigants, ‘Mom’ & ‘Dad’…..I often ask and I often wonder what makes people in DIVORCE court think they can play games? You would never behave like this in a criminal court/ Behave? My point is that some litigants are just outrageous as to what they try to pull on the court and even when they get caught, it seems to matter little. You pull crazy crap in criminal courts or, god help you, in a federal court, you could very well wish you were never born. I also understand that many do not like what a judge is doing or saying, it is your right to appeal. It is also your right to try and be civil and not push back at every opportunity against the process. If you do, that too is your right and you are going to pay for that right.

In the court of appeal of the State of California, 2nd Appellate District, Div. 3, The Marriage of TAMMY and RAPHAEL METZGER B251861 Los Angeles County Superior Court # ND062399.

You can read the entire decision on the site, it will be made available right here. Due to some issue involving the child of this DIVORCING couple, a minors counsel was going to be appointed and $100,000.00 was going to be required to get Eve Lopez, who is very qualified having a degree in Forensic Psychology as well as a J.D. Degree. (As it would happen Ms. Lopez has a child with special needs and has handled dozens of similar cases)

The Metzgers too have a child with possible special needs so this is as good as it can get, in my opinion, for all the parties, right? Especially the child, right? Well ‘Dad’ is not so thrilled and puts into play to appeal the decision of the court. (I would rather go to Vegas and put it on red and hope for the best) Tammy Metzger was good with the idea as well as the costs. She would, at some point, be responsible for half of the $100,000.00. And frankly, the child, at times, in all of this craziness needs someone to speak for his or her needs too. Family Code section 3150, subdivision (a) gives the court that right. Judges too have guidelines that need to be followed. That is why they are appointed to be judges, hmmmm many don’t like it too much, TOO BAD!

Rose, please post the case that you found on the internet with this article, thanks John

Raphael Metzger was annoyed to the point of bringing an ‘ExParte’ to discuss his displeasure. “DENIED” Note: ExParte is a legal term for ‘open your wallet and give me and or your lawyers lots of money ‘…..you want to play this game of DIVORCE? Good. Then you should be prepared to pay for it. It is time consuming.It can take an entire day and everyone, the court and it’s staff have to allow time and this is always a drain on court resources, never mind the “calendar”.

Do not get me wrong here, Raphael Metzger pulled no punches in what he thought of the judges ruling… college funds, who the child should be involved with, due process, children’s rights and on and on it went.

The Appellate Court found against Raphael and his lawyers

THE COURT:
The opinion filed in this matter on March 4, 2014 is hereby modified as follows:
On page 14, lines 1 and 2, delete the Disposition and substitute the following in its place and stead:
“The order is affirmed. The Petition for Writ of Mandate is dismissed as moot. Respondent Tammy Metzger and Petitioners Eve Lopez and M.M., a minor, shall recover their costs in these appellate proceedings. The Petition for Rehearing filed herein by appellant on March 19, 2014 is hereby denied.’
When the opinion in this matter was originally filed, it was not certified for publication. For good cause now appearing, it is hereby ordered that the opinion in this matter, filed on March 4, 2014 is certified for publication.

Well it would have been cheaper to just go along with the program as ordered by the sitting judge. The $100,000.00 fee for minors counsel was going to be long term and not a short and most likely not an easy assignment. The time required and the work at times can be over whelming. Also, this is why Ms. Lopez has spent time and money on her education, to do what she has to and to get paid! BTW, this is not a big smile and a nod and then get the services and pay as you please proposition, Oh No, litigants are going to pay and pay now. As I have said hundreds of times, this is work and it is also (ugly word for many) a business!
Please read the entire document. For any Mom or Dad, this is critical to know as to what you will, or may, face in DIVORCE court.

Download the document Mertzer B251861

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By John Nazarian
©Straight Talk with John J. Nazarian, Private Investigator
March 28, 2014
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John Nazarian is interviewed by his guest this week Deborah Shreffler about Parental Alienation

John J Nazarian July 11, 2013

Join us at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 30th when Deborah Shreffler interviews Private Investigator John Nazarian (the one in Divorce Corp) for his thoughts on steps target parents can take in the face of parental alienation. If you would like to submit questions to pose on the show, send them to askjohn@knturner.com

Parental alienation is emotional child abuse!

It is when one parent manipulates a child’s mind to sever all ties between the child and the other parent in order to destroy that other parent. The pressure on the child to be loyal to the interfering parent becomes too great and the child gives up, totally rejecting the target parent, and being taught to hate that parent. The emotional damage this creates for the child can last a lifetime. It is like domestic violence against both the child and the parent with whose custodial time has been interfered with, just the bruises do not show.

Our current family court system is failing these kids. Courts often empower the alienating parent due to their inability to recognize and respond to these situations accordingly. False child abuse allegations by the parent interfering with the custodial time of the other parent, can seal the fate of the relationship. Attorneys, judges, mediators, mental health providers, school counselors and officials can compound the situation by their failure to recognize that they are being manipulated, as well. Court orders are ignored by the interfering parent and do not give the police direction on how to handle these types of situations.

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By John Nazarian
©Straight Talk with John J. Nazarian, Private Investigator
March 25, 2014
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John Nazarian – Getting your day in Court

Armen Tamzarian makes a presentation at ANCA Grassroots last weekend

I, John J. Nazarian, am famous for lots of things, cooking, collecting and driving very cool cars, great houses, first class travel, custom made alligator boots and pretty well known private investigator with an incredible track record of hitting home runs and……. I will stop, continuing in this vein could kill this story. Another obvious talent is making predictions based on peoples talent and ability. I stumbled into department 84 the other day, the former home of one of our favorite commissioners, James D. Endman. Commissioner Endman has retired.

 

Supreme Court Justice Patricia DiMango will step down to star in a new CBS court show. Photo: Gregory P. Mango

Supreme Court Justice Patricia DiMango will step down to star in a new CBS court show. Photo: Gregory P. Mango

What now takes Commissioner Endman’s place has the lights in this end of the building burning bright. As a matter of fact, it did seem brighter in Dept.84……..did the building maintenance change the lighting? Or is the fresh and youthful appearing The Honorable Armen Tamzarian making the light shine in. Judge Tamzarian was appointed to the bench by one of the best governors (my opinion) of the Great State of California ever has had. The appointment was made December 5, 2013 and Tamzarian sits now in 84. This judge is one of the more interesting ones that I have had the opportunity to sit and listen to……clue, if I walk in and I walk out fairly quickly? That is a clue. Either the ‘menu’ is boring or I am not feeling the entertainment factor. The courts in this country are not supposed to be places for entertainment for anyone, except me. The rub is this, many of the bench officers who sit in our nations courts have got to have a little sense of humor, (you may have to look very very close) look at what they have to deal with. Even when some have little or no expression (Judge Willet) I find that too humorous, as I know inside they are asking themselves, “Why, why must I sit here and put up with these morons?”.

I walked in just in time as a DIVORCE lawyer having sugar plums dancing in his head of a $50,000.00 award for fees! “You are not going to get $50,000.00 in fees.” The Honorable Judge Armen Tamzarian had me! Judge Tamzarian went on to make clear that appropriate fees would be awarded over time. $50,000.00 was not going to happen in his court any time soon. Judge Tamzarian was clear and concise, so clear and so concise it was refreshing. This is one judge that appears to have caught his stride with little or no warm up time! His delivery could very well be in the same category as ‘Lewis’ – ‘Gordon’ – ‘Black’ – ‘Goldstein’. Nothing better than a clear and concise delivery of a bench officers thoughts. You want Disneyland folks, you need to drive 38 miles further down the road. Dept. 84 is the new home to Judge Armen Tamzarian and it is going to be real, very real.

Judge Tamzarian gave some incredible advice to two sets of litigants in front of him this afternoon. You know, the kind who want blood at any cost, and it was made clear as to what those cost could be. Judge Tamzarian made it clear, ‘someone on both sides is making bad decisions’ and this is a ‘question of choices’, and the best was this, ‘you should divide the money among yourselves and kids’. The judge went on to say that otherwise you will pay both lawyers and in the end you will have little for yourselves. It does not get anymore real than this. Again, I need to remind all of you, lawyers are running a business, they went to school to get their degrees and to support themselves and families, this is the American way! Like my good friend and millionaire auto mogul Howard Tenenbaum (Keyes Auto) often tells me, “I have a right to make a profit”. Howard learned that in world of selling cars! Private investigators, Lawyers, Accountants, and Howard Tenenbaum all have a right to make profits!

Piece-of-the-pieJudge Tamzarian was adamant in his thoughts of ‘The Pie’, that being everyone is going to get a slice. Judge Tamzarian mentioned this several times to the point I was ready to go find one and have a couple of pieces myself. The other very obvious element was ‘time’. Judge Tamzarian was going to get through his calendar and no moaning and groaning litigants were going to stop him. He gave of his time and listened and was far more patient than I would have been. This is something I see a great deal of in many courts, bench officers allowing ‘pro per’s’ the time to try and express themselves and to ask questions. You get that opportunity and you will also get clear and concise decisions from Judge Tamzarian.

Another term that is alive and well in 84 is “people getting their day in court” and let there be no question in anyone’s mind, as a litigant you will get your day in court. The Honorable Judge Armen Tamzarian is going to assure you get that and more. A lawyer looking for a big ‘pay day’, that very well could be another story for another time. It appears to me that this is not Judge Armen Tamzarain’s first rodeo, and if you are perhaps fond of ‘dog and pony’ shows, you might also want to think twice about that too!

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©Straight Talk with John J. Nazarian, Private Investigator
March 19, 2014
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John Nazarian: Contempt = Dad’s 2 Prosecution 0

Curry at Modern Toilet Restaurant, Taipei. Carolyn Ali photo.

Is this the season for contempt charges brought against ‘Dads’ by ‘Moms’? How lucky, or unlucky, for some that I was present for the hands down slaughter of prosecuting lawyers in Los Angeles DIVORCE courts??? First I get to see ‘Flats’ Englebert of Trope and Trope get her lunch handed to her on a toilet seat by Larry M. Bakman, Esq, …..defense counsel, BAM! Bakman’s ‘Dad’, 21 counts of contempt….last check, ONE COUNT remaining….LMAO, I am wondering if Trope’s client is going to get a discount?

Then the other day I am sitting in the Honorable Judge Thomas Trent Lewis’s courtroom and I get to see what in my opinion is one of the worst performances of the practice of DIVORCE law I have seen to date (21 years). And when I say I have seen hundreds and hundreds of DIVORCE cases and criminal cases that is a fact! Again, ‘Dad’ was being brought before the court on contempt charges and the ‘prosecutor’, if you will. ‘Mom’s’ lawyer, Rosemary Coleman, lawyer, out of Pasadena, California, was acting as prosecutor…..’bad acting’.

Objection Sustained And just like the big firm I watched crash and burn just a few weeks ago, it would appear Ms. Coleman too forgot to issue subpoena’s for records from the banks and or financial institutions, and again no expert to testify as to the facts of the case that would cement the ‘contempt’ charges. Madam counsel was reminded by the court that she could not ask herself questions in her attempt to get evidence into evidence. Ms. Coleman would ask a question and Mr. Michael R. Powell, ‘Dad’s’ lawyer, and a member of the Los Angeles County Public Defenders Office would object pointedly over and over again. “Sustained.” The “sustains” came so fast it was almost like a button being pushed, if you will.

‘Dad’ was represented by the office of the public defender and Michael R. Powell, who was spot on and never missed an ‘objection’. Ms. Coleman, on the other hand, would again and again try standing on the other foot and ask the same question again. “Sustained”. Ms. Coleman would then lean back and put her weight on the opposite foot and try again to get the evidence in and again, Sustained”. This went on so many times it had to be embarrassing to Ms. Coleman. My thought here, maybe another area of law would be worth exploring, or this was just one of those ‘senior’ moments that we all have at times.

After watching Rosemary Coleman, Esquire’s performance, I was even more humored that at one point earlier in the proceedings Coleman made a comment to the court that her ‘retainer needed replenishing’. Ms. Coleman, may I suggest that maybe your ability to present a case in a court of law also needs “replenishing”. Note: lawyers are required to take on going lesson’s through the year to keep the BAR happy. Perhaps a nice 2 year refresher course maybe in order here? As it would appear those other classes are not involving the presentation of evidence in a court of law!

hamster wheelUnder the watchful eyes of Judge Thomas Trent Lewis and the incredible ‘pounding of objections’ from Michael R. Powell, Esq. of the L.A. Public Defender’s Office, ‘Dad’s’ contempt charge was spinning in the toilet of bad lawyering, ‘Mom’s’. The Honorable Thomas Trent Lewis made several comments, but the most important one was, “Dismissed”. The look, the look alone on the face of Ms. Coleman was that of total confusion, similar to a hamster on a tread mill, faster and faster or slower and slower, it made no difference, she was going no place, and fast, and there Ms. Coleman stood….frankly it was pathetic.

Note: there is no question in my mind that ‘Dad’ more likely took the money out of the accounts as described…..who wouldn’t? (this is war here, folks, and as I always say, possession is 99% of the law) However, thanks to ‘Mom’s’ lawyer, Rosemary Coleman, ‘Dad’ won’t be getting charged with anything and will likely enjoy his spoils of war! LMAO

This was another incredible example of incompetence in bringing a ‘contempt’ charge against ‘Dad’. DIVORCE lawyers need to realize that when you bring a charge of contempt against either party, they act as the prosecutor. After watching what happened in Judge Hofer’s court, 88, and then this week in Judge Lewis’s court, 79, it is very obvious that the law of contempt is not easy to prove and ignorance of the law on the charging party when ‘vengeance’ is the primary tip of the spear, is not working in these courtrooms.

i am king hear me roar Note: Another interesting fact here is in one case the lawyers were from one of the biggest DIVORCE firms in the country. Then comes this stepin and fetchin operation out of Pasadena and the mistakes were almost identical, tell me this is not fascinating? Also you have to wonder how is it that I am always around to catch these shenanigans in the world of DIVORCE? After over 21 years of dealing with all things DIVORCE, I am “The King”.

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©Straight Talk with John J. Nazarian, Private Investigator
March 18, 2014
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John Nazarian to Orange County….Get ready, here comes M.O.L.M

Lisa Meyer, Doreen Olson, Dana Lowy, Felicia Meyers

What happens in the world of DIVORCE lawyers when one large Century City firm feels it is time to stretch? Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers, LLP have decided to do just that, stretch. This Century City ‘Divorce’ firm has opened an office in Orange County. Welcome to the world of Lisa Helfend Meyer, Esq.

This is a classic Lisa Helfend Meyer move. Lisa is the founder of M.O.L.M. and has been thinking of Orange County for awhile. Lisa and her crew are not known for sitting and watching. This firm is on the move. We will have more on this as the story develops. As I write this, I understand that Lisa is in Hong Kong. Nice views to be found in those high rises….Hong Kong? Office space or a new Rolex?

Lisa MeyerJumping in the ‘Orange County’ DIVORCE pool is not for the faint of heart, this is really a “club”. A little too folksy at times and it can be uncomfortable and intimidating for any lawyer from outside. Enter Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers. No shrinking violets here. We are predicting this is going to be a perfect fit for M.O.L.M.

When many DIVORCE lawyers troll the halls of the Stanley Mosk trying to get paid, and others swear by and live off liens on property of one litigant or the other and anything else they can glom onto to get their fees paid, and a couple of firms are mere shadows of their once all powerful presence and are on the verge of collapse, enter M.O.L.M.

1The Los Angeles County DIVORCE scene is full of lawyers trying to make a buck. The reality is that there is only a handful who are successful at it. These are great lawyers, who have built a strong practice and admiration from those that can only dream of such a practice. Smart people who brought fresh talent in to keep the foundation strong. Lisa Helfend Meyer and her partners are focused on expansion and brand development, they too are always looking for good talent. This is what separates the ‘posers’ from those really ‘walking the walk’…….cant be cheap and be successful. “Pay peanuts get monkeys”, this is the common denominator that is very common amongst the firms who are making it! Full speed ahead!

Going first class has been game one for Lisa Helfend Meyer from day one. Everything from the partners she chose, the sense of style of the offices. And it is most often Lisa’s standards, she is the founder. When a potential client hires this firm they are going to get a ‘team’, the best of the best to work on their issues. Another fun fact, no question that M.O.L.M. spends more money on food and refreshments then many firms pay in rent. When you show up for a meeting, depo, whatever the reason, you are almost guaranteed appropriate breakfast faire and similar meals and snacks throughout the day! No need to be hungry or thirsty as you are planning the end of your marriage.

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©Straight Talk with John J. Nazarian, Private Investigator
March 16, 2014
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