A judge in the state of New Jersey has refused to enforce an ex-spouse’s guardianship because she has been denied access to courtrooms.
State Superior Court Judge Robert A. Schoeppler wrote on his Twitter account Wednesday that he was unable to enforce the ex-husband’s guardianships.
He wrote that the ex wife had refused to appear for court, but had been granted access to the courts “despite not being able to provide evidence of visitation, due process, and due process rights.”
The ex-wife was granted visitation rights because she had no financial means to pay for the legal fees.
Schoepplers decision is not the first time the state has rejected an ex spouse’s claims of guardianship.
In 2012, a New Jersey judge refused to grant a request to remove ex-girlfriend Sheryl Lynn Wertheimer’s guardians’ orders in the case of an infant who was killed in a car accident.