Clark County Nevada
September 14, 2014

Veterans In Politics International (VIPI) with overwhelming evidence it is a fact that Judge Bill Gonzalez is no friend to our US Veterans he has earned the thumbs down based on the years of incompetence on the bench. This is because of his unfair treatment of litigants, especially US veterans.

VIPI endorsed his worthy challenger, Denise Gentile, in the race to become the next Family Court Judge in Department F here in Clark County in our transparent endorsement process back in March 2014 that was videotaped to inform the public about who is the better person to serve in Department F (see video: VIPI Judicial Endorsement Interviews: Gentile and Gonzalez: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuD5KYtBeTs). Someone like Ms. Gentile with 20+ years of relevant family law experience will be a welcome addition to wear the robe. We need individuals like Judge Gonzalez who believe that they can basically walk on water with “black robe fever” out of public service.

Judge William “Bill” Gonzalez ruled a 100% service-connected disability Veteran is willfully unemployed:

Judge Gonzalez ruled that a 100% Service Connected Disabled Veteran is willfully unemployed, despite being deemed unemployable and housebound by the Department of Veterans Affairs after years of medical exams, therapy, and evaluations by doctors and specialists.

While the evidence submitted during the trial had nothing to do with the employment status of the Veteran, Gonzalez took it upon himself during the ruling to go beyond the scope of the evidence and rule that the disabilities were for “carrying guns and military equipment in the Army,” and had no relevance to civilian life or the ability to work, therefore the Veteran was willfully unemployed and the basis for his decision to deny modification of financial obligations that put the Veteran at risk for homelessness.

While certain judges may bring certain biases to the bench, they need to do the job that they are elected to do and rule on the facts of the case. Here, Judge Gonzalez over-stepped his boundaries and believed that his opinions and the needs of one able-bodied litigant super-ceded the facts of the case and the other litigant’s ability to pay.

If the Federal Government deems someone disabled based on substantial medical information, who is a Clark County Family Court Judge to believe they can go rogue and ignore facts of the case?

Judge William “Bill” Gonzalez caused a Veteran to commit suicide:

Judge Bill Gonzalez caused a Veteran to commit suicide. He presided over a case of a divorce and custody battle between a Veteran and his wife of 18 years with two children. The Veteran had limited income, yet did his best to fight for fair custody of the children and to compel Judge Gonzalez to enforce the custody and visitation orders that were in place. The mother kept denying the Veteran his fair time with the children, costing the Veteran thousands in legal fees to appear before Gonzalez to ask him to enforce the orders and to hold mom in contempt.

Judge Gonzalez refused to hold the mother in contempt and the mother continued to refuse contact between the Veteran and the children, causing severe depression and financial problems for the Veteran. Orders of the Court must have bark and bite and not be a “toothless tiger.” In a case like this, when a litigant knows that they will not be held accountable for their actions, it is no wonder that people enjoy the “Kangaroo Court” put in place by Judge Gonzalez.

After countless motions that were never enforced by Gonzalez, thousands of dollars in legal fees, and depression from not seeing his own children, the Veteran committed suicide. RIP brother. Case D-11-450187-D.

Who knows if Judge Gonzalez did his job, would there be some confidence in the legal system and the judiciary. Thanks to Gonzalez taking a “put your head in the sand and whatever happens…happens” approach, now the children have to wonder why they are growing up without a Dad.

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Judge William “Bill” Gonzalez has violated the Service member’s Civil Relief Act:

Judge Bill Gonzalez has violated the Service member’s Civil Relief Act and A.B. 313 in refusing to allow an Active Duty Airman to perform his service to our country without the fear of losing custody of his child. Gonzalez ruled that if the Airman leaves for more than 72 hours for any military-related duty, that he will forfeit custody of his child. However, the mother has no such restrictions and is free to leave the area for any need at any time she wishes. Gonzalez is violating Federal Laws, as well as State Laws that have been adopted to protect the service of our men and women in our Armed Forces. Does Judge Gonzalez know about NRS 125C.0659? Although only on books since January 2014, the Nevada Legislature actually codified protection for our men and women serving our country in the United States military.

NRS 125C.0659  Proceeding for a temporary custody order. [Effective January 1, 2014.]
After a deploying parent receives notice of deployment and during the deployment, a court may issue a temporary order granting custodial responsibility unless prohibited by the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, 50 U.S.C. Appx. §§ 521-522. A court may not issue a permanent order granting custodial responsibility without the consent of the deploying parent.

At any time after a deploying parent receives notice of deployment, either parent may file a motion regarding custodial responsibility of a child during deployment. The motion must be filed in an existing proceeding for custodial responsibility of the child with jurisdiction under   2. NRS 125C.0641 or, if there is no existing proceeding in a court with jurisdiction under NRS 125C.0641, in a new action for granting custodial responsibility during deployment.
(Added to NRS by 2013, 766, effective January 1, 2014)

Judge Bill Gonzalez ruled over a divorce and custody case where an Active Duty Airman was divorced and his civilian ex-wife remarried a different Active Duty Marine. Once remarried, the Airman filed a motion to stop the alimony payments to his now re-married ex, but Gonzalez denied that motion and continued the payments and ordered attorney’s fees against the Airman for filing the motion. Those attorney fee judgments are also ordered to be garnished from the Active Duty pay of the Airman instead of the procedural correct debt collection set forth by federal law.

NRS 125.150  Alimony and adjudication of property rights; award of attorney’s fee; subsequent modification by the court.

5. In the event of the death of either party or the subsequent remarriage of the spouse to whom specified periodic payments were to be made, all the payments required by the decree must cease, unless it was otherwise ordered by the court. {EMPHASIS ADDED}
Judge William “Bill” Gonzalez has discriminated against a US Marine Veteran:

Judge Bill Gonzalez has discriminated against a Marine Veteran in a divorce and custody case by ordering psychological evaluations against the Veteran based on the ex-wife’s claims, despite any evidence or record against the Veteran of ever having psychological problems.

Additionally, Gonzalez held a private hearing with the ex-wife to issue permission for her to get a passport for the minor children, without notifying the Veteran of the hearing at all. What happened to the Procedural Due Process rights of the Veteran such as Notice of a Hearing and an Opportunity to be heard and state their side of the case?

The ex-wife has dual citizenship in another country and holds the ability to leave and take the children at any time, further alienating the Veteran from his children. How is that in the children’s best interest under NRS 125.480?

A Marine had sole custody of his child because the biological mom lived in California and had no contact with the child at all. The Marine was deployed to Afghanistan, so the Family Care Plan, a standard requirement for parents in the military and recognized by law (unless Judge Gonzalez doesn’t know about this either), was in place and allowed for the Marine’s mother to care for the child during his deployment under NRS 125C.0667.

The biological mother learned of the deployment, came to Las Vegas, and filed for custody of the child. Instead of following the Serviceman Civil Relief Act (SCRA) and issuing a Stay of actions in the case, Gonzalez moved forward with a custody hearing in the absence of the Marine, who had to hire a lawyer to appear for him. Gonzalez ordered the Marine to appear by phone for the custody hearing, but the Marine was in a firefight (a life or death situation defending our country in combat) and could not do so.

Gonzalez asked his attorney to inform the Marine to drive to a different base that was not engaged in a firefight so that he could appear by phone. When the attorney tried explaining the rights afforded to him under SCRA, Gonzalez did not understand and refused to acknowledge them and therefore ignoring and violating Federal laws.

Gonzalez was ruling in favor of the biological mom until the urging of the attorney finally got Gonzalez to send the case to mediation instead. With the Marine still deployed, mediation was handled through the attorneys, and eventually, the SCRA was followed.
The point is this: Clark County can sure do better and “Gonzalez” has got to go! We at VIPI have an obligation to inform the public and Denise Gentile should easily replace Judge Gonzalez in November.

This Judge is a total disappointment to the Bench and every member of our US military past and present!

“A Judge is the most important person on your ballot they can impact your life immediately and on a very personal level”.

Veterans In Politics International, Inc.:

Established in 1993: Veterans In Politics International, Inc. The mission is: To educate, organize, and awaken our veterans and their families to select, support and intelligently vote for those candidates whom would help create a better world, to protect ourselves from our own government(s) in a culture of corruption, and to be the political voice for those in other groups who do not have one.

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