Hon. Beth Poulos See Rating Details
Associate Judge
District Court
Tarrant County
324th
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Litigant

Comment #: TX361
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Associate Judge Poulos granted my spouse full control of ALL of our Community Property Assets during our Divorce Process, as our Court Appointed Receiver. NO accountability was required of my spouse while he was our Court Appointed Receiver.

The Opposing Attorneys also met with the 324 Judge several times for Ex Parte Hearings on ASSETS and Monthly income, and claimed that our Family was on the verge of Bankruptcy, never notifying me of these Ex Parte Hearings to respond or be there for Hearings on Assets and monthly income to "OBJECT" or present our actual factual Tax Returns to prove that the Opposing Attorneys lied on assets and monthly income. These Ex Parte Hearings are on Public Records and the fact the Opposing Attorneys lied on Public Records.

Our Family was NEVER on the verge of Bankruptcy as the Opposing Attorneys claimed in these Ex Parte Hearings. Which is on Public Records of these false claims made by the Opposing Attorneys.

Our Actual Tax Returns would have proved that the Opposing Attorneys lied to the Judge during these Ex Parte Hearings on monthly income and assets that they lied about, which is on public records.

No Tax Returns were allowed during my entire Divorce Process.

Because the Judge granted my spouse to be our Court Appointed Receiver of our Estate and prohibited my access to my Community Property accounts during our entire Divorce Process, Only my spouse was allowed full access and full use of our Community Property funds to pay for his living expenses, his bills.

I had to hire Family Attorneys who had to file for a release of funds so I could lease an apartment and pay their Attorney fees. while my spouse was allowed to freely use our Community Property funs with no constraints.

In the midst of our Divorce Process, Associate Judge Poulos ruled that I am not allowed ANY of my Community Property funds to pay my Legal Fees. I was left with NO Attorney to go up against my spouse and his TEAM of Attorneys.

Since Judge Poulos ruled that I was not allowed any of my Community Property funds to pay my Legal Fees, I could not afford to hire an Attorney leaving me to Appear to Court as a Pro Se Litigant.

At ALL the Hearings where I was a Pro Se Litigant, The Opposing Attorney met with Judge Poulos in her Private Chambers for Ex Parte Hearings, while I was required to wait in the Court Room until they came out.

I had to find out later what these Ex Parte Hearings were about and the rulings made during these Ex Parte Hearings afterwards from the 324 Tarrant County Court staff.

Litigant

Comment #: TX360
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Pro Se Litigant
Ex Parte hearings

It is REALLY REALLY important to check your 324 Tarrant County Public Records DAILY during your Divorce Process.

I discovered several Ex Parte Hearings that took place during my 324 Tarrant County Famil Divorce process never being notified of these Ex Parte Hearings.

Midst of my Divorce Process, ALL Hearings where I was a Pro Se Litigant and could not afford an Attorney because the Associate Judge ruled that I am not allowed Community Property funds for my Legal Fees, the Opposing Attorney met alone in the Judge's private chambers while I was required to wait in the Court Room until they came out.

I discovered SEVERAL Ex Parte Hearings that took place during my Family Court case that I was not notified about to "object" to this or what took place during these Ex Parte Hearings.

Litigant

Comment #: TX359
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
During my Divorce Process, Associate Judge Poulos was VERY aware that my spouse is an Attorney and was using his TEAM of Corporate Attorneys for his Family Attorneys.... despite this FACT, Judge Poulos ruled that I am NOT allowed to use my own Community Property funds to pay for my Legal Fees leaving me with NO Attorney to help me battle against my spouse who is an Attorney and his TEAM of Corporate Attorneys...

ALL Hearings when I was a Pro Se Litigant and could NOT afford an Attorney and was prohibited by the Judge from my access to my Community Property funds, the LEAD Opposing Attorney SLAMMED me with FALSE CHARGES that she filed Hearings for against me.. The Opposing Attorney was ALLOWED to meet ALONE in the Judges Private Chambers before ALL these Hearings began while I was required to wait in the Court Room until the lead Opposing Attorney and the Judge came out of the Private Chambers ... I was not allowed any evidence to my defense, I was required to stand before Associate Judge Poulos where she pointed her finger in my face while she called by disgusting and despicable, threatened to throw me in Jail then informed me that she can do whatever she wants to me and there is nothing anyone can do to stop her.

When I was a Pro Se litigant, and the Opposing Attorney was allowed to meet with this Judge in her Private Chambers while I was required to wait in the Court Room during their Private Chamber conference / meetings... when they came out .. this Judge cleared out the Court Room and made my adult son leave who was there to support me.

When I was a Pro Se Litigant, the Opposing Attorney met alone in the Judge's Private Chambers and Lied about monthly income and claiming that our Family was bankrupted with NO documentation to support their FALSE claims, and the Judge ruled on Poverty Level Child Support based on the Opposing Attorneys lying on monthly income during EX Parte Hearings which were major issues that should not have been EX PARTE Hearings... This is on Public Records.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: TX357
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This Judge regularly held Ex Parte Hearings in her Private Chambers in my Family court Case.

ALL Hearings filed against me by the Opposing Attorneys, when I was a Pro Se Litigant, Associate Judge Beth Poulos met with the Opposing Attorney in her Private Chambers while I was required to wait in the Court Room until they came out of Judge Poulos's private Chambers.

When Judge Poulos and the Opposing Attorney came out of the Judge's Private Chambers, Judge Poulos would clear out the Court Room, make me stand before her bench as she pointed her finger in my face, called me names, threatened to throw me in Jail.. then she would SEVERELY punish me.

I was left to Apply for Welfare. I was denied Welfare and Food stamps because I was still married. My utilities were shut off, I had no money for food or my bills. I had to make arrangements for my daughter to live with other parents.

While my spouse was granted our Court Appointed Receiver with full access and control of our multimillion Dollar Estate living on $28,000 PER MONTH and spending approx. $600,000 on his personal spending and his bills and a down payment on his new home before our divorce was over.

No Tax Returns were allowed in Any Hearings. No financial Statements were allowed in any Hearings.

The District Judge Approved my Court Approved Forensic CPA.

BOTH Judges refused to allow my Court Approved Forensic CPAs evidence of FRAUD and Perjury committed by my spouse and his Attorneys.

The District Judge ALLOWED my spouse to prepare the Final Decree awarding ALL of our Financial Community Property to himself.

The Fraud and Corruption is off the charts SEVERE.

Litigant

Comment #: TX352
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I was COMPLETELY DESTROYED by the 324 Tarrant County Family Court...

Associate Judge Beth Poulos CANCELLED my Attorney's Hearing they filed against my spouse for committing MAJOR FRAUD, Corruption, Perjury ... Then she Ruled that I have to pay my Attorneys $20,000,, DESPITE the FACT she cancelled my Attorneys Hearing on MAJOR FRAUD, PERJURY and MAJOR TRO VIOLATIONS... I was still required to pay my Attorney's $20,000 for this by Associate Judge Beth Poulos.

My Court Approved Forensic CPAs evidence of severe FRAUD, Perjury and MAJOR TRO violations committed by my spouse was NOT Allowed to be presented in Court. Judge Poulos Cancelled my Hearing, ruled that I am to pay my Attorney's $20,000 for this

This was ALLOWED in my CASE.

My spouse was allowed to commit SEVERE FRAUD and Perjury which is normally illegal. However all my Attorneys evidence and my Court Approved Forensic CPAs evidence was NOT Alllowed in ANY Court Hearings by the 324 Tarrant County Family Courts.

My spouse was ALLOWED to prepare the Final Decree awarding ALL of our Community Property Funds and investments to himself .. agreed to and signed off by the District Judge..

The District Judge ALLOWED my Attorney to quit minutes before the Final Hearing.. so I had NO Legal Representation to "OBJECT"

I was Completely destroyed by the 324 Tarrant County Family Courts and my own Attorney.

Litigant

Comment #: TX351
Rating:1.0
Comments:
324 Tarrqant County Family Court... I filed complaints with the Judiciary Committee BEGGING for HELP and an emergency intervention. My complaints were shared with the Judges and the Opposing Attorneys. Judge Poulos cleared out her Court Room, she told me that any more complaints against her will be tossed in a pile and only viewed as an annoyance ... She then told me that I am disgusting and despicable and would LOVE to throw me in Jail.

Judge Poulos then told me that she can do whatever she wants to me and there is NOTHING anyone can do to stop her.

Litigant

Comment #: TX350
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
During my Divorce process, my spouse and his Attorneys were allowed to lie on monthly income grossly under reporting monthly income. This Judge refused to review our IRS Tax Returns as evidence or to review for Child Support payments.. This resulted in poverty level Child Support

When I questioned this, this Judge told me to file for a modification of Child Support payments. This means that I am suppose to hire more Family Attorneys to submit the SAME EXACT evidence that this Judge refused to allow in the First Place.

Modifications are for a change in circumstances. Not to submit the same documentation this Judge refused to allow in the first place.

Is this fraud?

Litigant

Comment #: TX349
Rating:1.0
Comments:
In my case with this Judge, I was divorcing an Attorney who had a team of high powered Corporate Attorneys for his Family Attorneys. Half way into my Divorce Process, this Judge ruled that I am NOT ALLOWED any of MY Community Property funds to pay my Legal fees. I was left with NO Attorney.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: TX348
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
It is VERY important to check your Public File with the Records department DAILY .. The Opposing Attorneys in my case filed for modifications to eliminate spousal support during my divorce process, never notifying me or my Attorneys.. Judge Poulos made rulings on these Out side of Court requests made by the Opposing Attorneys..... without giving me and my Attorneys an opportunity to object to this.

READ YOUR FILED EVERY DAY while your Divorce is going on in this Family Court System. It is shocking what this Associate Judge is ALLOWED to do!!

Litigant

Comment #: TX347
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This is how EVIL and Corrupt Associate Judge Poulos is... During my Divorce Process, Associate Judge Beth Poulos had Court Ordered me out of my Family home with Custody of our daughter.. on no spousal support, NO child Support and NO access to MY Community Property funds to lease an Apartment for me and my daughter, leaving us homeless for SEVERAL months.

Upon finally being granted Financial Support SEVERAL months into my divorce process, to lease an apartment for me and my daughter, Judge Beth Poulos IMMEDIATELY took financieal support away... This caused SEVERE financial hardship. Credit issues, our utilities were shut off..

During a Family Court Hearing filed by the Opposing Attorney against me.. I had NO Attorney because Associate Judge Poulos REFUSED my right to MY Commnunity Property funds to hire an Attorney to represent me. the Opposing Attorney requested that I pay her Attorney fees!!!! Associate Judge Beth Poulos Court Ordered me to pay the Opposing Attorney's FEES or I would be held in Contempt of Court and could go to JAIL !!!

This is HOW EVIL and CORRUPT Associate Judge Beth Poulos is!!! She is OFF the CHARTS ABUSIVE and CORRUPT!!!!

Litigant

Comment #: TX346
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This Judge disallowed factual Tax Returns prepared by my spouse who is a Tax Attorney and prepared our Tax Returns to document monthly income of $28,000 per month..

This Judge disallowed our Tax Returns and randomly determined Child Support for our daughter to be $800 per month.

My spouse and his Attorneys actually committed Perjury by lying about monthly income. This Judge Allowed my spouse and his Attorneys to commit perjury by disallowing actual factual Tax returns when she determined Child Support in my 324 Tarrant County Family Court Case.

Allowed fraud committed by my spouse and his Attorneys and aided by this Judge.

When I questioned this Judge on how she determined below poverty level Child Support for my daughter by not allowing Tax Returns... This Judge told me to file for a modification .. I am suppose to pay double Attorney fees to use the SAME EXACT Tax Returns that she disallowed in the First place..

Modification Hearings are when there is a change in circumstances .. Not to use the SAME EXACT information that she disallowed in the first place...

Unreal what is allowed to go on in this Court Room!!

Litigant

Comment #: TX324
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This Judge is heavily involved in the Golf Outings and social functions with the Tarrant County Family Attorneys..

She is on a major league power trip and uses her position as a Judge to violate the laws, disallow evidence, make terrible unfair rulings on purpose. There is a definite distinct pattern to her unethical business practices..

This is ALL on purpose... This requires us to keep hiring more Family Attorneys to Appeal her goofy bizarre biased rulings,

There is a distinct pattern to her behavior.. Once you get passed her verbal abuse in the Court Room and all her name calling and bullying, closely monitor all this...

she intentionally disallows evidence, she intentionally awards the abusive parent custody of the children... It's ALL intentional. This forces litigants to keep hiring more Family Attorneys to Appeal her bizarre rulings, her unfair rulings, all to keep hiring more Attorneys. Custody of the children is intentionally granted to the abusive parent to force the noncustodial parent to keep fighting for their children..

This Judge disallows evidence on purpose in the First Round so it forces us to have to hire more Attorneys to modify child support or whatever should have been addressed during the first round when she intentionally disallowed the evidence during the first round..

It's a major league circle jerk all to make money for her friends the Family Attorneys.

IF you BEG for help from the Texas Judiciary Committee and she finds out be prepared to be threatened with jail time.. and SEVERELY punished and severely abused by this Judge. She is one EVIL NASTY monster.

Unfortunately there is nothing you can do to stop ALL this. Texas Judiciary Complaints only make the situation worse. This Judge will severely torture your and punish you if you file complaints with the Judiciary Committee.

The more ASSETS you have expect to be severely abused, severely tortured, not allowed evidence all to intentionally drain your family dry of ALL your ASSETS on Attorney FEES.

If you have children expect to have the abusive parent get custody so you have to keep hiring more Attorneys to fight for your children.

IT's not about the protecting Families in this Judge's Court Room,, it's about making money for her friends the Family Attorneys and severely abusing families.

SEVERE Child Abuse and SEVERE Child endangerment..

This Judge granted custody of my 14 year old son to his father. His father was giving our son $1200 - $1500 per month in allowance who has no bills or expenses. He decided to use his allowance purchasing illegal drugs from his father's home after school. Despite the fact that I caught this, my adult son witnessed this and my 17 year old daughter all witnessed this illegal activity going on at this home, I was denied custody and this was allowed to continue.

This Judge disallowed solid evidence and witnesses of illegal drug deals going on at my spouses home during our divorce process. The drug deals continued .. the teen drug dealers both died.

This Judge DOES NOT CARE about the families and their well being. This is all about making money Attorneys.

Other

Comment #: TX313
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I am a victim of this judge and her severe abuse and corruption. I was completely stripped of all my legal rights by this judge in this 324 Tarrant County Family Court system. This judge completely disallowed all of my evidence, allowing my spouse to commit severe levels of fraud, spousal abuse, and crimes violating our court order TRO non-stop. My spouse was completely exempt from our court order TRO. He committed crimes of mail fraud, identity theft, stalking, and non-stop harassment. All of my forensic CPA's evidence of fraud was not allowed in this courtroom. I was flat-out stripped of all of my legal rights in this courtroom. The corruption in this Family Court is severe. This judge is biased and corrupt. This judge often conducts hearings from her private chambers and makes her rulings from her private chambers, while disallowing facts and evidence. When there are hearings allowed in her courtroom, this judge clears out her courtroom so that there are no witnesses to her abuse. Her court reporter excludes her vile name-calling and threats. Unfortunately, this judge is not held accountable for her actions! Though the Judiciary Committee ignores complaints, please file your grievances with the Texas Judiciary Committee! It's important to have your voice heard! Do not give up! The corruption is severe and needs to stop!

Litigant

Comment #: TX312
Rating:1.0
Comments:
So far my experiences with this judge are that she is extremely biased and has put me in the first circle of hell. Despite five different experts in child psychology and sexual abuse telling me that my son's sexualized behavior and drawings of a naked man with a penis are big red flags, Judge Poulos has already made her "judgement" before hearing a single fact or looking at the two binders of documentation in my case. She stated that "all mothers think their kids are being abused." WTF? I have lost all faith in the system. I am terrified that as I move forward in this case, it will not turn out be in the best interest of my son. The last eight months have been complete hell as I have watched in horror as my son has deteriorated at school, and is acting out sexual acts that there is no way he would know about. Why this judge thinks that I would dream all of this up without substantial evidence, I have no idea. My life was going great before this all happened! For the love of God, somebody please do something!

Other

Comment #: TX277
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge has no accountability. This judge hears most of her important Wednesday contempt of court hearings from her private chambers. She makes rulings on these cases from her private chambers, disallowing court transcripts and preventing the accused from appealing her biased and unfair rulings. This is flat-out denial of the legal right of litigants to appeal cases.

Other

Comment #: TX253
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
What will it take for the authorities to stop this Tarrant County Family Judge and her complete and total disregard to Family Law and the legal rights of people that rely on her for help. Complaints do not help. She will only use complaints to do more harm.

Other

Comment #: TX252
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This Judge does not uphold the law! She goes by her own set of laws. I beg all of you that have had to endure this Judge and her unfair rulings to contact the Judicial Committee immediately! Put a stop to being victimized by this Tarrant County Family Court Judge!! She literally destroys the lives of innocent people and their families!

Texas Commission on Judicial Conduct
P.O. Box 12265
Austin, Texas 78711

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: TX231
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Wish we could be moved to her court. Judge Munford, 322nd District Court only rules for the mother, no matter what.

Other

Comment #: TX226
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I agree with all said here.. Although I believe in this case she was trying to prove she wasn't bias against women, since she simply handed over the child to a women that had lost custody due to abandonment 11 yrs before when the child was just a baby, without any interest in hearing the case. And I quote " I'm leaving here at 5 whether you are done with your witnesses or not" after starting the hearing an hour and a half late
She had decided this case like another poster said over drinks. Man lost the child HE had raised since a baby!! His child was used to gain a non bias standing with the voter!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: TX194
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Please, everyone who experiences Judge Polous and her biases against women and disrespect for law please file a complaint with the Texas Commission of Judicial Conduct. This judge must be brought to justice before she hurts more families.

Texas Commission on Judicial Conduct
P.O. Box 12265
Austin, Texas 78711

I further urge you to contact the Office of the Attorney General and your local represenatives.

Other

Comment #: TX185
Rating:1.0
Comments:
It's amazing that this Woman is in control of the outcome of the lives of many Children in Tarrant County. She won't allow me to present evidence in her courtroom after I was subpoenaed to bring it!
I didn't really want to be in Her court, but I would have been in violation of the law had I not shown.

You would think the Judge would allow you to present evidence of wrong doing when you've been brought in AGAINST your will?
Not Judge Beth Poulos. She is not working in the best interest of the people of Tarrant County.
How She was "appointed" to this position is beyond me?

Litigant

Comment #: TX115
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This is a kangaroo court if I have ever seen one and residents of Tarrant County should be seriously concerned that this judge is representative of this county. This judge is known to be biased against women. She should not be a judge. She cannot even compose herself as a respectable woman-- often shouting from the bench like an impatient 5 year old child. She sides with whatever attorney she is friends with (at the time). Beth Polous does not "hear" cases she decides them over drinks with her attorney friends. This judge has various complaints with the Texas Commission of Judicial Conduct. She should be removed from the bench as soon as possible. Judge Jerome Hennigan, as this is his court and he is the District Judge, is no better for supporting such a circus act. Both should be investigated.