Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The LaCon Case

Admittedly, today's column about Frank LaCon raises more questions than it answers but it is a fascinating and very sad case.

A man going through an unwanted and contentious divorce ends up hopelessly debilatated by progressive demential. Several readers have speculated that it might have been brought on by alcoholism. As far as I know that is not the case. There is no mention of it being alcohol related by the court-appointed shrink who examined him and found him to be in desperate need of full-time nursing care.

The cause of the disease is unknown. But it is similar to the sort of dementia pro football players have gotten as the result of concussions during their career. LaCon, his family tells me, played college football and suffered his share of concussions.

Whatever the cause, the family raises serious questions about how the case was treated in Common Pleas court. And it is fair to wonder if the roles had been reversed and LaCon's wife had been the one suffering a debilitating disease, the judge would have handled the matter in the same way. I will be following up as the case proceeds.

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know Judge Cartisano to be a very honorable person who is dedicated to the very challenging position she holds in Family Court. Obviously she cannot comment on the LaCon case but I have 1000% confidence that she carefully considered all of the facts and the history of the case before she rendered her decision.

October 5, 2011 at 7:52 PM 
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I do not know Judge Cartisano, but across the nation the man loses over 90% of the time!

The divorce laws are stacked in favor of the woman!

** Over 85% percent of divorces are filed by women.Women know the laws favor them in a divorce.

** Most women file for divorce simply because they're unsatisfied (not because of infidelity or abuse). Most suffer from a case of "the grass is greener on the other side" complex.

** Do you think genders matters? If a man talks dirty to a woman, it's sexual harassment. If a woman talks dirty to a man, it's $2.95 per minute. Believe me...Gender matters! Don't expect to be treated fairly in a divorce.

** It's a documented fact divorce is one of the most stressful things a person can experience (of course I don't have to tell you that). Most of the stress is caused by all the uncertainty about the future. Understanding the intricacies of divorce and custody will end the uncertainty and relieve the stress.

** Too many men walk away from their wife and their assets too. The goal here is to divorce your wife, not your money, house, or kids!

** It's a documented fact the kids do better after a divorce when the father has sole or joint custody. Children suffer when restricted to limited contact with their father.

** It's a fact that less than 2% of custody disputes ever make it to trial. The system is specifically designed to grind fathers down before the case can be heard by a judge.

** 65% of clients report dissatisfaction with their divorce attorney (more than any other type of attorney). Odds are, you'll be one of them if you're not careful. Don't rely solely on your attorney to get you the best deal.

** In many cases, the mother pushes the father away from the children by filing false abuse claims or interfering with visitation. This is known as "parent alienation syndrome". The courts are apathetic to this and often do little to stop it.

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