Hon. Linda A. Cartisano See Rating Details
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Common Pleas
Delaware County
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General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)
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Litigant

Comment #: PA89
Rating:1.0
Comments:
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
Comments:
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.