Commissioner Steff Padilla

uismaeanx
January 5, 2009

happyny2009.jpgHappy New Year to all of you desperateexes.com readers and fans! My New Year started out on a terrible tone as I had a terrible personal problem that I hope time will take care of…BUT, I did want to try and bring some new insight into the world of Family Law Judges, aka DIVORCE!

I spent January 2, 2009 in Department 6, Commissioner Steff Padillas courtroom, from about 0830 hrs. to almost 1600 hrs. Commissioner Padilla has to be one of the most compassionate bench officers I have seen in a very long time. She has a style that comes across as someone you could just walk up to and share a coffee and a sandwich. This judge knows her stuff and has all of the quick comebacks that come from meting out justice, and making decisions for people in the throes of divorce who cannot make them for themselves. One of her many quotes this morning was this is how the cow ate the cabbage…a comment also of just being a “southern girl.” Cows, cabbage, southern girl, welcome to department 6!

Another comment that she made to a couple before her was if you don’t respect your parents, who do you respect?…this was especially difficult for me to hear having just gone through one of the worst holiday seasons in my life. Commissioner Padillas attention to what one side or the other wanted to tell her was a style that you seldom see in any courtroom in this country and she made it a point for those in front of her to speak and express themselves, BRAVO! Another class act in a show where class seldom exists, Commissioner Padilla also reflects on her own parenting experiences and of her time as a criminal defense lawyer…she brings with her a great deal of baggage and all of it good!

Recent Posts

The Valencia’s Take Paris

Something I swear by is that no one throws a party quite like Lisa Helfend Meyer. Her parties were always over the top. The ones at hotels and restaurants and the ones at her incredible home all...

Back In The Saddle

It is nice to be back in the saddle again, for almost one year DESPERATEEXES.com was flat on our backs! Was it that Sanskirt stuff called Karma? Nope, it was in fact two F*&Kers. For many years...

Miss Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor is gone. I had the opportunity to have a few dealings with Miss Taylor and it was odd in so many ways. Odd in so much what was I doing talking with, visiting in her bedroom, and...

ADT Answers the Alarm Bell

What alarm system? ADT/TYCO and John J. Nazarian went to battle and I have to say, when these guys screw something up they fix it! Only if you have the ability to track down MR. BIG and talk to...