After talking to dozens and dozens of probate court room victims and their families, I think we pretty well know that people generally do NOT escape the probate court room debacle psychologically unscathed. In fact, I am absolutely certain that most of you have learned that there are simply hugely damaged victims of court room abuses.
I received an email from someone today that had a byline of the following book:
Legal Abuse Syndrome by Ms. Karin Huffer, Mft and I bought it and was surprised at right off the bat, how she nailed the repeated saying of Legal Abuse Syndrome clients:
1) I am a a good person, clean living person, but this (LAS) is “cruel and unusual” punishment
2) the actions of (court room attorneys) are cruel and unusual, they are not normal, they are persons without souls, they have no conscious, etc.
3) what kind of a lawless country is this, where the courts allow liars and thieves to ruin people’s lives?
4) everyone says Chicago is so corrupt and no one does anything about it. The judges let the attorneys run corrupt courts (or vice versa–the attorneys help the judges run corrupt courts).
5) the victims feel numb, depressed, disconnected and vulnerable, they many rant and rage, they may have uncontrollable rages, they often feel a need to scream and shout at everyone, or send dozens of emails before and after court appearances, esp. sometimes, they may win on a point (visitation, or get a citation to discover dismissed, or some counts against them dismissed) and they are sooo rattled in court, they don’t even know that the judge actually handed them a win.
6) they can’t find an attorney because either they can’t afford one, and/or when they try to talk to an attorney, they come off as emotional, disconnected, illogical and confused over facts and situations. They know they have been gravely and severely harmed, but associate social concepts with their harm (lying as a claim, when defamation or slander is the claim, fraud on the court when they mean perjury, etc)
7) being disillusioned and depressed as an American citizen is common.
Also check out Ms. Huffer’s videos on Youtube:
So Ms. Huffer, kudos, you’re nailing it in this book and I highly recommend the book to all of my probate victims. Even if you don’t think you are a victim, if you feel scared, terrified, confused–any of these, before and after court appearances, this book may help you and at $7.99 on Kindle (read it on your computer in seconds, you don’t need a Kindle reader, just a PC or laptop), it should be a great help for many of you out there.