Marin Family Court Misconduct Judge Beverly Wood Reprinted from Center for Judicial Excellence

Marin Court Misconduct Judge Beverly Wood

I have experienced first hand the misconduct of  Beverly Wood. My advice to any divorcing couple is to move out of Marin County beforehand if justice is what you desire. I have learned there are the California Rules of Court, the Marin Local Rules of Court, and the “Make up Rules as We go Along Rules of Court Under the Guise of Judicial Discretion.” I personally try hard to follow all procedural rules which is difficut to navigate in itself. I am stunned that the court itself doesn’t adhere to the proper rules of the California. It is my opinion that the Hon. Beverly Wood is intellectually dishonest.

The dishonesty of the court  is why the Dr. John Velyvis’s of the world get away with just about anything in Court. Money talks. I really wish I were able to attend the recent Legislative Hearing at the Sacramento Capital last month. I would have made a public comment there along with many other members of the public. There are many women who have sent in complaints to the Commission for Judicial Performance concerning Judge Wood. These are not “disgruntled” women who didn’t like a ruling. These are woman whose basic rights have been stripped away.

Due process rights. Fundamental rights are stripped away from the party that the Hon. Beverly Wood doesn’t like, usually the Wife/Litigant in the Divorce case. Her “OFAH” Orders and Findings After Hearing rarely coincide with the actual Court Reporter Transcripts. I have reviewed different cases. Much misrepresentation of facts occurs. I have spoken to lawyers who agree but don’t challenge her for fear of retaliation. This reprint is worth the read for those serious about judicial accountability and the rights of all citizens.

A Domestic Violence-TRO I Filed September 2018 Against Dr. John Velyvis, but was Wrongfully Denied Without a Hearing…..My DV-700 to Extend My DVRO Against Him “Went Awry” in the courthouse according to Judge Beverly Wood

Melissanne DV-TRO 2018

Judge Beverly Wood of Marin County Court has been embroiled with me since the beginning as she is with most wives in divorce in Marin County. She is biased toward Dr. Velyvis due to his position as a surgeon, and treats him as her peer overall. Disgusting.

I had a right to an automatic renewal of my expiring DVRO against Dr. John Velyvis in May 2017. My attorney, Arvin Lugay filed the correct paperwork for the matter. The Court failed to address it for quite some time. Judge Beverly Wood stated my filing (DV-700) must have, “went awry as often happens.” I was stunned. She basically made me begin all over again. Then denied it without a hearing. This is one of several orders currently  on Appeal with the San Francisco Appellate Court.

I had recused this judge for cause in October of 2017 at the recommendation of  Marin attorneys. She failed to step down, then ruled against me in EVERY SINGLE hearing afterwards. I have been retaliated against for filing Commission for Judicial Performance Complaints against her as well. She designated me a vexatious litigant in the summer of 2018 to block me from access to justice throughout the final divorce. I never wanted to be a Pro se litigant. She erred by not following the California Rules of Court concerning attorney retainer fees in my divorce. A manifestation of abuse of discretion in this case.

I have removed the children’s first names on DV-TRO.

I have been unprotected. This is what happens when a woman cannot afford proper counsel. Money talks in Marin County, California.


In the Beginning…Wedding Bliss Fairmont Hotel San Francisco, January 2013-The Lamb Toward the Slaughter…In Canon D Major Pachelbel’s Canon D Version

Dr. John H. Velyvis, is an orthopedic surgeon. He attended Harvard and Columbia University.  I had attended the Culinary Institute of America in New York. He and I are both in our fifties.  My children were high school aged, and his three were in early elementary years when we first met.

We met at St. Helena Catholic Church in Napa County, CA. A picturesque backdrop to a lovely courtship that ensued after he became my orthopedic doctor. I had knee injuries.  He told me the Lord God had directed him to me. That our union was meant to be. I was the “Love of his life!” After being divorced from my children’s father for many, many years, I  felt this was perfect timing. Everything felt just right. Then my mother passed away, leaving me distraught. I was appreciative of the support he gave to me during my time of grieving. Perhaps my gaurd was dropped.

After four seasons of dating, I was presented a gorgeous engagement ring at Old Saint Mary’s Catholic Cathedral in San Francisco on Christmas Eve 2012.

The San Francisco Wedding was “confidential.” We obtained a confidential wedding licence because I was told his first ex-wife was a “loose canon.” I now know that is untrue as she was/is not. 3 weeks later, on a Bluebelt Technologies business trip, I sustained a  bloody nose at his hand.

Just 5 months later, we had a second ceremony on the East Coast. Upon our return to Northern CA, he was arrested for a felony assault on me. I froze. For the next 3.5 weeks, I lyed in our king size bed starring at the Icon on the wall of Jesus Christ.

I filed for a legal separation on October 17, 2013 after months of continued abuse. I later dismissed the suit because he promised to get treatment. Once upon a time…

Lady Legacy, Pet’s Need Protection Too

Lady’s Legacy | Kathy’s Legacy Foundatio

Click on the link to see Kathy’s yellow labrador and to read Lady’s story. I have posted my black labrador, Kingston whom I miss dearly.  I last saw him in September of 2016. He was cruely taken from me. I was told he was sent away to Spain with a dog walker? To date, there has been no proof of his location. I don’t know if he is alive. What I do know is that my ex did away with him to hurt me. I had petitioned for my beloved pet. I love you Kingston!

Popped Finger/Vessels Left Hand Battery

My wrists were often twisted backwards. On this day, my middle finger was pushed all the way backwards until I could feel and hear it pop. I was lying in bed sick. He was angry because I didn’t want to get up and cook dinner. He sat on me, and twisted both wrists, then popped my finger. I was black and blue for a month. I still have pain from time to time in this area.poppedvesselhand1

Cryptic Email Dr. John Velyvis Wrote to Me After He Knew I Wanted a Separation 2016

Oceans ROAR

The link above is an email John sent to me after he realized I really wanted a separation. He cut off all finances while I was at a hotel for safety. I had just flown back into CA from attending the birth of my Grandson in Texas. John had warned me that there would be hell to pay when I returned home. He told me I would need to sit down on the chair and take it. That I was not aloud to speak, only repent. My son witnessed this warning on speaker phone the night before I departed DFW airport in Texas. Upon my return to San Francisco, I grew more fearful. I ended up checking into a hotel that night. I later text John to let him know I was tired, it was late, and I felt we should meet at home the following day. John spoke of burning, fire, hell a lot. He called me Jezabel. He said, “Jezabel burns. ” Freaky considering he stored 45 gallons of gasoline on the side of our home in Pacheco Valle. He was unhinged most of the time.

John often communicates in cryptic form on his Facebook. It was norm to me. I take this email as a warning. Looking back now, absolutely it was a WARNING.  He has carried it out for the past few years. He isn’t done I assure you. The reason I am afraid of him after all of these years? He told me I betrayed him “Spiritually. ” That I was the love of his life. That he had waited all of his life to meet me. I had no right to leave him. He always told me that God gave me to him.

We met at St. Helena Catholic Church. He later told me he had been watching me for 3 weeks. At that point I had no clue who he was. He believed God told him we were meant to be. We attended Mass multiple times per week. It was never enough. It grew weird as he seemed delusional at times. So in the end, he told me I betrayed him.

What he didn’t realize is that I did love him, but  I left him because of his violence. 9 months of the Mankind Batterer program seemed to make him worse. He knew I was about to file for a Legal Separation, and then strategically filed a Dissolution first. It took me years to get over the Spiritual Abuse.  The Oceans’s Roar haunts…