I am suing my ex-wife for $1.1 million for destroying my life by lying in Family Court. When I say destroying my life, I do not mean that as a colloquialism. The ways I had to live a normal, happy life are no longer available to me due to the psychological damage which she has caused. Now before you all chime in telling me I should not waste my time, etc. I want to point out 2 things:
I am an activist and I am doing this in the hope to set a precedent making people think twice about lying in Family Court. (I will not be able to collect since she has no money). Lying in Family Court goes unpunished and has destroyed a great number of families and brought suffering on the children.
there are past cases were people have prevailed in court with similarly high judgments due to false accusations made by their spouse.
If I lose I will appeal. If I lose the appeal I will try to go to the supreme court.
These are the damages I will be claiming in court:
years of emotional callousness and torture and war on ethnic differences
protection order false claims
criminal persecution (5 police reports filed, 1 false, 4 frivolous)
legal persecution (motion after motion, accusations of child abuse)
eradicated my social life (we live in a small town, people turned away from me)
lost community- friends, family, psychologically unable to get make new friends
lost parent friends and community for my son
unable to date (terrified, who would want me in this state?)
slander - stigma, shame and discrimination through accusations (distribution of slanderous materials)
fear of leaving home and being in public - (small town. like being driven out of town)
destroyed life vision - wanted to form homeschooling community, people turned away
lost civil liberties (had to turn in passport due to fear I might abduct child)
health issues - medications side effects - unable to exercise - weight gain
stress - took years off his life (heart issues in family) - grey hair since December
took away music from my life other joys of life
she engaged in blackmail and coercion
lost life savings through legal costs
financial loss through housemates (they no longer trust me with their children) , difficult to rent out space because I tell truth
emotional devastation -never able to fully recover
all my life activities stopped and my full time job and focus is to defend myself and get my son back
child taken away through false (and unsubstantiated) claims of child abuse - worst. Visits instead of parenting. I live for my child
I would like to add that in 2015 I posted a detailed, personal account of my marriage on the Internet which I thought to be free speech, but the judge considered it harassment. Her case built up on that but all her other claims are fabricated and I have proof of many of the lies. I have currently appeals going to the protection order and parenting plan change and I am also currently suing the police department and the prosecutor and one psychologist, most of them for bias as false and negative information keeps echoing between these institutions and the judges.
I am figuring that these are the applicable statutes:
malicious prosecution (or abuse of process)
libel slander defamation
ethnic discrimination (I am a foreigner and I feel that many of my ex’ claims are an attack on cultural differences)
intentional infliction of emotional distress
I would be very appreciated if you get some general feedback (other than trying to dissuade me which will not help and I also have a question in regards to finding a good lawyer:
I live in a small town in northern Washington but I am thinking about searching for lawyer in Seattle because they probably have better and more lawyers to choose from. What type of lawyer am I looking for? Personal injury?
Secondly, are there any objective ways of measuring how capable a lawyer is? I know there are websites that supposedly rate lawyers but I do not trust those sites. I want the best, most creative, out-of-the-box thinking, aggressive lawyer money can buy.
Thank you kindly for your feedback