Case Managers are also known as Parent Coordinators. The Alternative Dispute Resolution Director Art Thompson of Kansas would like it to be renamed in Kansas statutes to replace "Case Manager". Keeping in mind that this is all about the control, the money and their ego's. You will be reduced to a visitation parent if you decide to enter their playground, and when you buck them or question them - look out!
They will not let go of this easily and we need to hit them hard with real facts not - their own make believe, or the surveys of Judges and lawyers perceptions of the process, but is it working for families. The public is paying the price for this and it simply has to be exposed and this will end. I call it Judicial experiment for social engineering (JESE).
Do children need this? With these individuals becoming "detectives, diagnosticians or being able to have a trial inside a trial". These are the practices they are using for child custody evaluations, completely ignoring the due process rights of families and the individuals!
That's where the term Therapeutic Jurisprudence comes in. So people call it "Child Trafficking via family Courts". It’s about the money, control and the power they yield outside of the actual law! We must ELIMINATE this process and these people from the courts in order to make it less adversarial for the parties.
We cannot ‘PREDICT’ or see in any “Crystal Ball”. If this process is not fact driven then it provides little of no value to the parties. The only way to now fix it is to repeal any all statutes that allow for these "quasi-judicial" positions to be found unconstitutional and barred from the judiciary as they have shown they cannot be trusted with this process. It should have NEVER been allowed into the Kansas Courts to begin with!
We still have the same thing in the Judges and lawyers that we have to deal with, so another non licensed A$$hole with no accountability to the parties makes no sense. Allow the Judge to ‘Judge’ the case on the merits of evidence and facts presented, not anyone else. If these people want to ‘judge’ rule and play god in an already EGO ruled Entitlement Family Court then let them become ‘Judges’.