Hon. Linda A. Cartisano See Rating Details
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Common Pleas
Delaware County
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Litigant

Comment #: PA93
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I was just reviewing my custody order and it specifically says that I am to have a say in anything related to education and big decisions about kids. WELL this JUDGE has ignored that by refusing to enforce that part of order. AGAIN another way to allow alientaor continue on andon. WHILE in court other side talked all about SAT PREP courses and manyother things that I was never told anything about. WELL judge said that kids are responsible for telling me info. WELL here we are 3 weeks later and IHAVE NO INFO ABOUT ANYTHING andnever will get it.
THis judge will never do anything about a person who alienates and she will give alienator a way to do evil things. SHE did nothing for me NOTHING
SHE read nothing about case because ifshe had she would have seen the pattern. FUNNY if she was interested in doing anything she would have wondered why I would not havebeen given that information. She would have realized that by not being given this is only a way for alienator to torment. So she knew ihavenot seen kids andnot being given any info and other parent tells kids to lie and tells kids to doevil things.
so howis it that this JUDGE could do nothing. NOTHING NOTHING NOTHING
IF anyone has had same experience please someone send email to this site .Iwoudl liketo set up a site to list allthe horrble rulings that come outof this lower court and this judge.
The more I think about ll of this the more i realize this is a set up and nothing more. SHE had and has no intnetion of ever doing anything and will never do anything andI will have to be in superioir court to get any justice. BUT she prevents this bynot making any decisions. IFthis was brought to superior court there would be a different outcome because they go by case law and what has been proven in court. SO she did nothing but try and delay me going to superior xcourt
and not untilsummer is over. THAT IS JUST wonderful allowing the alieantor to do his evil all summer long and send kids away with other people all summer so they do not see one parent.
SO this is what she has allowed and noting she will do to ever punish alieantor for months and months of not doing anything that is not in court order.
SHE takes sides and I suppose she has already shown who she is loyal to.
BUT I am speaking to appelate lawyers to see if anything canbe done to not have case delayed until AUGUST.
HOW sneaky is it to spend months waiting to get to court and then have her not read and then say comeback in AUGUST. WOW how nice is it to takeaway any rights another parent has tosee kids.
SHE never once not one time asked other parent why he did nothing that is in court order. NOTHING
SHE repremanded me for contacting kids at 230 andsaid they are not done school until 4. NO I CALLED school and they are out at 230
She said I am allowed to contact them after 5 and allowed to talk to each one once a day.
WOW that is great except she never mentioned how I am supposedto be doingthat when Ihave been blocked .
SO again she did nothing but allow alieantor to keep on alienating. WOW what a messed up legal system
I am going to continue to post updates and new info that comes to light.I am making sure that no one else has to be subjected to this ever again.

Litigant

Comment #: PA92
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I am never going to stop trying to expose these people whothink they can do anything they want. HAD judge even bothered toread she would have seen what custody order said and why. Now that she has allowed other side to get away with anything they want now i will not ever see kids becuse for no reason she would not enforce my order and instead said dr would be dieciding . wellthat is hard to do if no one is going to be seeing dr for 6 weeks later
So in other words judge allowed alienator to continue on when there is case law stating tht no matter how old kids are ifthey are not 18 both parents havea right to see kids.
I suppose that case law does not matter to judges all that matters is delaying everything so more time is allowed to pass while alienator is being allowed to make sure no one else sees kids.
I am going to make sure that every alienation group is aware of any cases i can find where judge refused to do anything but continue case even though it would havebeen easyto read file to see that i have not been allowed tosee anyone even though ihavea court order.
COURT orders do not matter and nor does anything said in court.

Litigant

Comment #: PA91
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I am also believing that maybe by continuing everything and never making decisions it allows lawyers to get wealthy because there are more billable hours and more court appreances. NOW I thought that by going to court and being there 5 hours was going to be the end but no no no. NOW we have to go back in AUGUST and I will bet in AUGUST will be yet another continuance. This is designed to bancrupt one party while the other party has enough to fight and fight. SO I am assuming that in the end it is all about who has more money. He who has the most money will win at this game and JUDGES will make that so so so easy to happen. SO horrible that custody will boil down to who has the most money.

Litigant

Comment #: PA90
Rating:1.0
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I just got transcript from court. Now judge continued everything. It was not good enough that ex refused to abide bywhat was in court order that was ingnored. It was ignored that he has lied about so manythings and uses kids age as an excuse. Well had she even read our filing she would have looked at case law that shows superioir court saying AGES OF KIDS DOES NOT MATTER . other parent has rights until kids are 18. However this judge ignored that. NOW she says one thing and already has allowed other side todo antyhing they want. She ordered that kids have to do something every week once school is out but already they have been allowed to not verify an appt because now they are not in school but will be away. I promise that this will neverbe dealt with and when we go backin augsut she will continue it again. SHE WILL REFUSE TO MAKE any decisons about anything and all the while an alienator isgetting to do anything they want. SO never believe what is said in court because as soon as you leave it will all change and no one has to do anything that is said in court.
this is a sytem that allows alieantors to do anything they want to do and I am making sure that groups against alieantion are well aware of any case that has someone allowing them to do anything they want.
I should not have to wait until AUGUST to find out if someoneis guilty if contempt. It is yes or no and 8 weeks from now will not change the facts.
I believe it was intnetionally continued until AUGUST so other side could stop me from seeing my kids all summer long. Judge did not even care that prioir to this the last judge called my kids to chambers and said horible things about me. She did nothign to correct that one. She really did nothing but is setting this up so that other side will tell kids tonever cooperate and then therapist will testify to that and she will give other side what they want. IT is nothign but a set up . Kids were allowed to miss 10 days of school to be brought to court but JUDGE said they are not allowed to leave school early to go to therapy. So that goes to show that nothing will ever be done because now that they can not go to first appt it will be 6 weeks until first appt from time we were in court when Judge said she did not want any delays. SO one parent is allowed to take kids out of school for court 10 times but then not allowed to leave school 2 hours early for appt. Now how is this fair? It is not and why this
is a total set up to give alienator what they want and make sure I can not see my kids all summer long.
What a messed up system that protects alieantors and allows this abuse to go on because it is abuse.Judge never bothered to read any medical reports that were given in papers filed.NOTHING. She did not see what had been going on in past and what judge ruled on before and why other wise she would not have toldme kids are responsisble for giving me info.
so now 3 weeks later i am still not able to get any information about kids and had she read files this is why other parent was fully responsible for making sure I was told things as kids are told to lie and not tell me anything. NOW she goes and says kids are responisble . OH GREAT because JUDGE was told they are toldto never tell me anything and to lie about eveything. That is what this judge is allowing and how horrible is it to allow alieantion abuse to go on and on. ALIENATION IS CHILD ABUSE and no one will tell you that it is not and JUDGE just gave more power to an alieantor. I hope these people allget exposed for allowing this to continue.
I am going to do anything in my power to expose a system that would allow this. JUDGES who do not read files and then refuse to make decisions and then allow other lawyer not approve wht was said in court to be put in court order.

Litigant

Comment #: PA89
Rating:1.0
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This Judge has allowed the opposing lawyer to not approve a court order so that there was no court order passed along to judge for judge to sign until the opposing laywer agreed to everyting in the order. THis order included some things that Judge ordered and somehow now it is going to be the opposing lawyer who gets to decide what ie done and not done.

SO what we have here is the opposing lawyer is allowed to dicatate everything even after a judge ruled on these matters. I hope that someone anyone exposes all of this corruption and I hope the appellate court is alarmed at the behavoir of the judges in lower court. EVERYONE NEEDS to be alarmed over the behavoir of staff members who decide to be gate keepers of inforamtion. This is such horrible behavoir. They do nothing about anything. EVERYONE should be well aware that this will happen in lower court and be on guard and have a lawyer who is ready to fight about this. NO ONE should have to go thorugh this when trying to see their kids and going to therapy with their kids. HOW dare these people decide that kids can not leave school 2 hours early ONCE to go to first appt and instead makes a parent wait 6 more weeks to go to therapy when kids are older.

Litigant

Comment #: PA87
Rating:1.0
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This doesn't surprise me. She is so inconsistent. Almost two years waiting to hear a petition to modify so today we finally filed emergency petition to modify. If she denies it, opens up finally opportunity to go to Superior Court.

Litigant

Comment #: PA85
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Well it is not the start of week 3 and I have no court order. Alienators will always be allowed to do what they want because I suppose that JUDGE allows her gatekeeper to decide if she sees a court order or not. NOW i wasted all the time and money to not have a court order and not having her staff turning over what is going on. Her staff must play favorites and must not be giving judge the many requests for the judge to decide if kids can go to therapy and leave school 2 hours early.
My lawyer has asked many times for judge to be made aware of issues and has yet to givea response. So either judge never got to see many many messages or her staff has never given her many many messages.
SO now lets see what is ever going to happen. While I left court thinking it will be okay I now know that manythings can go on after court and other side can do what they want and never ever have any punishment. I will say this again ALIENATORS will always get to do what they want and JUDGES will allow this to go on and on and on.
I hope that one day this will all come out and everyone will be exposed for what they are.

Litigant

Comment #: PA84
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
The more I think about this the more it sounds like there will need to be a complaint letter sent to head judge.

I will continue to do this until someone decides I am getting a court order. I am not allowing this to go on for another day. It has been 2 weeks since court an order was sent over and just because the other side did not agree then I am not allowed to have a court order. NO WAY. ENOUGH. I am sick of these people who play games and have favorites and want to look good on record but once you leave court NO WAY will you get an order that says what was decided in court. THIS IS A SICK system and I am not letting this go on. I am getting an order so I have an appeal and Ihave rights to take action against a corupt system. I am also asking DR to send a letter to JUDGE so that I have proof that she was made aware of what was going on and decided to do nothing. I think that maybe this was planned all along and that never giving an order was the game plan.
I get a message saying that judge needs to give permssion. Well if she ordered it why would she need to give permission.
So now tht is the new rule? Since when do I need permission when she already ordered it?
I want to expose this system and all the horrible people that allow this to happen. No parent should ever have to go through this just to get a therapy appt with kids.
What kind of judge allows this to go on. My rights are being taken away and judge is allowing this to contiunue on and on and on. She has no respect for a parents basic rights. I have a right to get info about my kids andI have right to see them. However this judge will allow this to continue on forever and says one thing in court and does opposite once out of court. What kind of system and people are these?????

Litigant

Comment #: PA81
Rating:1.0
Comments:
PA 80.... You do have a court order if it was placed in open court on the record. Despite what others may believe, a court order on the record can suffice. Just get a transcript from the Transcribing office in the main courthouse. The CD is about $10.

Cartisano in three cases I know of, including my own, sides with alientating parents, all of whom seem to have more money than others.

Second, so she can't be held accountable in Superior Court, she makes no decision or just waits. I have been waiting on a Petition to Modify since mid 2013.

Third, she has very little clue or doesn't care about actual statutes or civil procedures. The lawyer that yells the loudest wins.

The local press need to pushed to look into the practices of our family court system and I believe recall/impeachment proceedings should be taken for this municipal attorney who doesn't have children and is not much more than a political hack.

Very clear, you cannot modify custody at a contempt hearing where no petition to modify is currently before the court. Upheld in Superior Court at least three times since 2002. Yet she did it to me and gets away with it because she knows I don't have the funds for a Superior Court appeal.

Litigant

Comment #: PA79
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
There should be laws agaisnt Alineation. Delaware county does nothing to people who alienate and bring kids to court 9 times.
It is sad that judges ignore it and if your kids are older will even do less. There is case law about ages of kids and how that does not matter and should not matter. It should not be that someone has to take case to superior court to have laws be followed. I have been waiting close to a year to have an appeal hearing. WOW an entire year!!!. This is also against what code states which is 186 days. But that rule is never followed by one judge in delaware county. HE is allowed to say and do what he wants and bring kids into chambers and say horrible things to them. WHAT KIND OF system is this. Not to mention who is ever going to undo damages . NO ONE. I am sure it will be made worse and the same old things will be going on.

Litigant

Comment #: PA78
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I also had to spend the money to have 2 experts give opinions and that was of no importance to this judge or court. It was not important that I have not seen my kids for months. I am never ever ever letting this happen to anyone else

Had she or anyone read my petition they would have seen that my oldest turns 18 in one day and now she has prevented me from doing any therapy with her.
This judge also allowed the other lawyr to file a petition to end therapy but then never served my lawyer with it until 8 weeks later and claimed that it took that long to get her time stamped copy in the mail. WOW it takes 8 weeks to get these things.It is all a joke and now I even am ging to bring an appelate lawyr with me to court because iwant to make sure that we are all set up for superior court. NO ONE IS going to ever bully me and sabatoge my case. I have had it wth these judges thinking they can mess with someone and their kids and think it is no big deal.

I am done with this. I am going to fight these people and all their games and possible corruption.

I am going to go to any site and media outlet that will listen.
Lets see how that works. They allow a sick person to stop someone from seeing their kids and think this is okay. NO MORE of this ever.

Litigant

Comment #: PA76
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The recent comments confirm what I said (see comment PA 52) some time ago. This Judge is not only incompetent and unwilling to face her errors, she does not believe in parental alienation, despite medical evidence to the contrary. She continually violates rules of civil procedure, has no firm understanding of statutes, and has yet to sign her own order meant to "speed this case up" from November 2013. I would love to get with those who have suffered from what is incompetence in an impeachment campaign.

Litigant

Comment #: PA75
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge should not protect someone who is not following a court order and allowing this to continue even after an emergency petition was filed with medical expert opinions.

Litigant

Comment #: PA74
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This judge should take a stand on alienation and people who continually do not abide by court orders.

Ifiled emergency petition because I have not seen my kids in months and she never bothered to read it. I believe this because she set a hearing date for 4 weeks later on a date that was already set up,
This tells me that she is going to make sure that alienator gets away with his alienation.
How horibble is it that a judge would protect an alienator and do nothing to someone who never abides by a court order.

Litigant

Comment #: PA73
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I had filed an emergency petition which I believe was never even read. had it been an emergency hearing would not have been scheduled for a month later.
Now she has caused ex to make sure I no longer see kids. That is what she has allowed to happen and the court system will continue to do this until I get to superior court. That is why Inow have to bring an appelate lawyer to court with me so that I can make sure there is nothing done wrong and I can win in superior court.

Litigant

Comment #: PA71
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I have filed emergency petition and Ibelieve she never read it and had another judge do something to prevent me from going to superior court. So devious and such a horrible thing to do.

Litigant

Comment #: PA53
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Linda Cartisano has no business as politician sitting on the Bench in judgment of others.

Litigant

Comment #: PA52
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Cartisano has no knowledge of basic family law guidelines in Pennsyvlania and has clear issues in dealing with Pro Se litigants. She modified custody during a contempt hearing where no petition to modify custody was before the Court, in violation of guidelines and PHD v. RRD in PA Super, Langendorfer v. Spearman in PA Super, GA v. DL in PA Super. She has had 18 months to schedule a trial for custody and refuses to be expedient. She should be impeached.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: PA32
Rating:9.6
Comments:
This judge is my favorite in Delaware County in terms of being thoughtful, prepared, even-handed, and sharp. She knows family law and I wish that there were more judges like her.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: PA3
Rating:1.6
Comments:
Judge Cartisano was clear with my attorney in conference what she believed which was not my position. Now I am going to court where she is the judge. Having a judge who expressed her position on the outcome before the actual hearing demands she recuse herself. She succumbs to the emotional energy in the room. I highly anxious she gets anxious and emotional.