To the editor:
I have attended two court sessions related to my son's and daughter-in-law's divorce.
I am 90-years-old and have gained some of life's experiences. But as an old American saying goes, "There's something wrong in Denmark" in the Madison County judicial system.
Prior to the opening of my son's court session, the in-law's attorney held a half hour secret discussion with the judge in the court's chambers, while we waited in the main hall foyer.
This kind of action no one could agree with. The judge displayed a facial expression and conduct as if he had the direction and decision made prior to hearing the individuals' testimony.
The presiding judge used contempt of court threats to stifle my son's presentation, even though he was the petitioner for this hearing and deserved a fair hearing without prejudice.
My son does not smoke or indulge in alcohol and has been a very loving, loyal, providing family man interested only in his childrens' wellbeing.
He cannot get joint custody of his children. Why? Why? Why?
The American problem is nationally known as the "absentee father" or "deadbeat dad."
Why does Madison County persecute the good fathers?
The Illinois statutes are just and fair, if only we demand the public servants in Madison County to follow them and uphold the laws.
I think the taxpayers of Madison County need to contact their high level elected politicians for corrective action to their judicial system before it impacts them.
John Roman Sr.
Punta Gorda, Fla.