A Daughter’s portrayal of her dead-beat-dad Chaplain Dov Cohen

by Terry Richards

So-called Chaplain Dov Cohen.

So-called Chaplain Dov Cohen.

LOS ANGELES, CA – Danielle Elizabeth Cohen, daughter of Dov Cohen a/k/a M. David Cohen a/k/a David M. Cohen stated in a Notarized statement in pertinent part to Judge Robert W. Langlois, a former Justice on the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court, that, among other things, her father: “Is a true sociopath; he loves no one but himself; he uses everyone for his own benefit; he always dumped me whenever possible with my mother so he could travel with his ex girlfriend Marlene; all the while never paying child support. He forged checks; he stole $63,000 from me; he opened credit card accounts in my mother’s name and social security, and my grandfather’s name and social security who’s name is also David Cohen. Please Judge Langolis, for all the many victims he left behind, which includes charities, temple, family and friends, put him in jail once and for all.”

 

Danielle Cohen Notarized Acknowledgment.

Danielle Cohen Notarized Acknowledgment.

 

Danielle Cohen letter page 1.

Danielle Cohen letter page 1.

Danielle Cohen letter page 2.

Danielle Cohen letter page 2.

The MetroWest Daily News – Official Site www.metrowestdailynews.com

To read the News Reports by MetroWest Daily News in Framingham, MA about all the Fraud against Veterans, Moral Turpitude, and Dead-Beat-Dad allegations, among other things against David Cohen, alias M. David Cohen, alias Dov Cohen, alias Chaplain Dov Cohen just click onto the Blue links below.

Cohen who was a Chaplain’s Assistant in the Air Force and who currently resides at the California Veterans Home West Los Angeles where he also practices his so-called Chaplaincy and publicly solicits donations on his Website www.letsgotoshul.com tells donors and potential donors their contributions are Tax Deductible but does not list an IRS 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt ID Number. State of California Public Records reveal that letsgotoshul.com was registered as a Religious non-profit in 2011 but the registration has not been renewed since then and the non-profit failed to also file any Form 990 Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service Return of Organization Exempt From Income for the years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 which are required by both the State and IRS so they can track how and where the donations are being spent. Based upon Cohen’s pattern of behavior for the last 30-years or so, more likely than not Cohen never applied for an IRS Tax Exempt ID Number to “keep-under-the-radar” from the IRS and the State of California so he can keep as much money as he wants for himself. This Writer believes if you read this entire story, at the end you will be able to figure out how, where, and to whom the donations are going, if you haven’t already figured it out. According to Cohen’s said Website letsgotoshul.com (is also doing business as) Shir Hashirim.

  1.  DAVID COHEN VS. SHELLEY COHEN – FULL APPELLATE REVIEW

Cohen wants everyone to believe that a recent decision by a Full Appellate Review of the Massachusetts Superior Appeals Court of a lower Massachusetts Probate and Family Court in a back child and spousal support lawsuit brought against him by his ex-wife Shelley Cohen was reversed in its entirety and that he was found to have never owed any back child support. But as you will read, the attached Ruling from the Court paints a different picture.

What the Appeals Court did in fact Rule was that the lower Court did not have jurisdiction to “modify” (Emphasis on “modify”) an earlier California Superior Court support order in connection with adding that Cohen pay for Danielle Elizabeth Cohen (His daughter’s) uninsured medical insurance and college expenses and his ex-wife’s (The Mother’s) expenses and to find Cohen in contempt for failure to pay these expenses.

However, the Appeal Court Ruled that the lower Massachusetts Court nonetheless retained jurisdiction to continue to enforce the California child and spousal support order (Alimony) until Cohen returned to live in California and California resumed enforcement. Therefore, the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court judge had authority to hold the father in contempt for failing to comply with orders that he pay the mother’s attorney’s fees and costs incurred in connection with enforcement of the California order.

“We conclude that, in the circumstances of this case, the jurisdiction of the Probate and Family Court was limited to enforcement of the California support order, and that the parties’ stipulated agreements did not extend the jurisdiction of the Probate and Family Court to modify the California support order.  To the extent the Probate and Family Court orders modify the California support order, they are therefore void, and the court accordingly had no authority to enforce these orders or to find the father in contempt for failing to comply with them.  The Probate and Family Court nonetheless retained jurisdiction to continue to enforce the California child support and spousal support order, at least until the father returned to live in California and California resumed enforcementThe Probate and Family Court judge therefore had authority to hold the father in contempt for failing to comply with orders that he pay the mother’s attorney’s fees and costs incurred in connection with enforcement of the California order.”

“Because the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court had no jurisdiction to modify the California support order, the portions of the orders that required the father to pay child support for a period beyond that established by the California court, part of the child’s college education costs, and the child’s uninsured medical expenses were void.  The father, therefore, could not be found in contempt for violating the void portions of those orders.”

(However) The judgment of contempt is enforceable insofar as it concerns portions of the orders that enforced the terms of the California support order.”

“Under UIFSA (Uniform Interstate Family Support Act), the responding tribunal may award attorney’s fees and costs against an obligor if “an obligee prevails.” The imposition of attorney’s fees and costs is an appropriate mechanism for enforcement of the California order, and part of the enforcement power of the Probate and Family Court as the responding tribunal.”

“The father does not argue that the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court lacked jurisdiction to award attorney’s fees, but only that the Court erred in awarding fees in this case.  The father contends, without record support and, indeed, without pointing to any purportedly improper fee, that the attorney’s fees and costs awarded were incurred in connection with improper efforts to modify the California support order.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                “We analyze this claim pursuant to Mass. R. Civ. P. 60 (b) (6), which permits granting relief from a judgment for “any other reason justifying relief.”  Relief under this provision is available only in “extraordinary circumstances.”  Sahin v. Sahin, 435 Mass. 396, 406 (2001).”  

“Because the Probate and Family Court’s enforcement powers under UIFSA include the authority to award attorney’s fees and costs, and because the father has not included in the record anything that indicates how the judge arrived at the fee award, the components of that award, or that any portion of the fee award pertains to fees incurred in conjunction with efforts directed toward the impermissible modifications, the father has not established the extraordinary circumstances that would justify such relief. [18]”:                                                                                                                                                                                  “note “that the extensive litigation in this case arose as a result of the father’s chronic nonpayment of his support obligations, and that, in her efforts to obtain child and spousal support payments owed, the mother apparently was required to expend significant amounts on private investigators and travel to Massachusetts.”.

Conclusion.  The judgment of contempt is vacated.  The matter is remanded for entry of a judgment consistent with this opinion, holding the father in contempt and obligating payment only for his failure to comply with such portions of the Probate and Family Court’s orders that enforced the California child and spousal support order, and the fees and costs associated with such enforcement.  

So ordered.

Writer’s Note: What the above last paragraph means is that the judgment of contempt is vacated only in the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court in connected only with the modifications this court made to the original California Order, but the judgment for contempt still stands in the California Court for the original child and spousal support Order by that court and the fees and costs associated with such enforcement.

Writer’s Conclusion. Dov Cohen is still a “dead-beat-dad” as he has still not paid in full the back child and spousal support Ordered by the California Court.

To read the Full Appellate Review by the Massachusetts Appeals Court click onto the PDF link. Dov Cohen Investigation – Full Appellate Review Ruling

To read the full Docket and Decision by the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court (The lower Court) click onto the PDF link Dov Cohen Contempt Court Order and entire proceedings in Massachusetts

The above link sent to me by a prominent local Member of Jewish War Veterans (JWV) of the United States of America in December of 2012 asking this Writer to expose Dov Cohen on Veterans News Service Los Angeles for perpetrating Fraud against Veterans, JWV, and others, and for all the other findings of fact found by the lower Court against him which was the basis for terminating Cohen not only as one of their Massachusetts lay Chaplains but terminating his Membership in JWV anywhere in the United States as well. Yet, in January of 2015, Greg Lee, State Commander for JWV of California installed Cohen as State Chaplain for JWV of California. After reading all of the above, one must wonder how this could happen just on the basis of “Moral Turpitude” alone?

RELATED STORY LINKS

State verifies so-called Jewish Chaplain Dov Cohen only a Volunteer at Women’s Prison                                                         https://vnsla.com/2015/04/17/dovcohenwomensprison/ 

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