Geerte Frenken talks to Karen Padavan


Domestic Violence Survivor and Protective Mother Karen Padavan lost custody of her two children when her abusive ex made false allegations of medical issues. The Judge in her case, Michael Conahan, is currently serving federal prison time due to the Luzerne County Kids-for Cash scandal. Karen has been in a marathon of 96 court proceedings over the last decade trying to get her kids back.

Karen states: “My white-picket-fence marriage fell apart because my husband developed severe depression, started drinking a lot and had an extra-marital affair. After we split he started pursuing full custody of our two sons who were 2 and 4-years old at that time. He alleged I was an unfit mother because I had an ear infection, arthritis and diabetes. But none of these issues stopped me from being a perfectly fit mother and multiple doctors submitted evidence to the court of this as well.

My ex had a Guardian-At-Litem assigned to our children. This GAL by the name of John Bellino wasn’t even certified nor did he ever meet the children. Knowing that there was substantial domestic violence, alcohol abuse and an overall toxic environment for the kids in the residence of my ex, the GAL still recommended full custody to my ex.

The judge who followed this recommendation is named Michael Conahan, who has since been yanked off the bench and is currently serving federal prison time due to the Luzerne County Kids-for Cash scandal.


My kids are now 12 and 14 years old. In all those years I have only been allowed supervised visitation every once in a while. I’ve tried to fight this with various attorneys and they really tried but the process financially devastated me and didn’t result in me getting my kids back. As a result I’ve been fighting Pro Se in a marathon total of 96 court hearings over the last decade. I even got the GAL John Bellino fired and the FBI got involved in my case. Nevertheless I still don’t have my kids back but I will never stop fighting for them.”

This CCN Live TV Interview is scheduled for September 17th, 2016 @ 3PM Eastern Time (21:00 CET)


So what is a Protective Mother? A Protective Mother tries to protect her child or children from their abusive father by many means necessary, which is an uphill battle in today’s corrupt global Family Court system that thrives on paternal entitlement. Maternal Deprivation at the hands of abusive fathers has reached pandemic proportions! However, Protective Mothers worldwide are uniting to fight for the right to keep their children in what could be called a new Civil Rights movement.

Professional Fine Artist and College Professor Geerte Frenken is a Protective Mother fighting for her court-abducted daughter Jasmijn. She is the host of the CCN Live TV show HELL IS FOR CHILDREN about the global plight of Protective Mothers and their children that airs every Saturday at 3PM Eastern Time (21:00 Central European Time). Recordings of the shows are made available via youtube within a few days after each Live broadcast and are archived HERE as well.

Are you ready? Operation EXPOSE continues!