And another thing...
I am the person in Bill Lueders' column ("Fighting Fraud or Getting Even," 11/26/08) who filed a complaint against Sharon Koski of Dane County Family Court Counseling Service. Besides Koski's misrepresentation of her credentials, I feel she demonstrated bias in her handling of my case.
Koski told my attorney and me that only five letters of reference are allowed in a custody study. My ex-wife was allowed seven letters in the first study and 10 in the second. Koski said she didn't know how this happened.
To make matters worse, Koski allowed my ex-wife to critique each of the people who wrote, or offered to write, letters on my behalf. I was not allowed the same privilege. Koski also misquoted my therapist; then, when my therapist objected, sent a condescending letter blaming my therapist for what happened.
Koski holds no license in the state of Wisconsin, lied about being a clinical psychologist under oath and could not provide her college transcripts to the Department of Licensing and Regulation. The judge's decision to accept Koski's credentials as a counselor meant that my son's licensed psychologist was not permitted to testify.
I pray that Koski will not be allowed to do to others what she has done to me and my children. Anyone unhappy with a custody study done by Koski and signed "LMFT," or who's had her use this credential in court, should contact Dane County, state authorities and Kristen Ryan, the new director of Dane County Family Court Counseling.
Pinzgauer owner gives thanks
Verne Netzow, the last unregistered Pinzgauer owner in Wisconsin, has just received his vehicle title and registration. He bought a truck with a valid Arizona title, but the state Division of Motor Vehicles was refusing to accept the title as sufficient documentation.
I argued that federal law requiresthe state to perform an "instant title verification" whenever it receives an out-of-state title, which "instantly and reliably" establishes the validity of a title document. The U.S. Constitution further requiresWisconsin to recognize the public records, such as a vehicle title, from other states.
In short: The state had no authority to make Verne provide additional documents. And so now all of the state's Pinzgauers are legally registered, despite the government's efforts.
I put in many hours on this, and other people helped out with advice, research and strategy.But I think your articles and inquiries probably had the biggest impact, and ultimately turned the tide for us.It brought attention to our website, provoked a lot of public discussion, and even garnered us some television coverage.
I simply can't thank you enough.
Paul Underwood, Blue Mounds