Custody for Cash: Disapp(H)earing acts

Reports of vanishing legal documentation are now emerging

As the Custody for Cash saga continues and new information is brought forth, the Independent Gazette has discovered yet another issue worth investigating within the family court system. According to several sources, docket listings — and even entire dockets — are often incomplete or inaccurate. Items often vanish from the record, and even the records themselves seem to disappear.

Once an action is initiated within the county court system, the court clerk is required to create an entry on a docket sheet or docket listing. These entries are chronologically listed, and each one should note the date and description of the action filed, including, but not limited to, motions, briefs, petitions, orders and rulings. An order should not be entered on the docket listing, for example, without the corresponding hearing that resulted in that order.

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