Judge Barnes has no business being in family law. She is a prime example of what is wrong with family law. She put restraining orders on fathers and when the father tries to defend himself she shuts him down. She will not let him talk. She uses her position to force fathers out of their children's lives.
Judge Barnes is exactly opposite of what family court stands for. She is not at all for keeping families together. She is very one sided and that is so sad because the child is the one who suffers in her court.
I agree with the other comments. Barnes does not deserve the respect that I had for the justice system before I went in front of her in a divorce. She divided the property 50/50 then said I owed another $45,441 and she did not care if the numbers say it or not that is what she says. I have tried to get her to look at her numbers and she refuses. Now every time we go to court to get her to see she is wrong she makes me pay the opposing councils fee. Even the head of the state bar of Tx told me the problem with my case is the judge doesnt know how to calculate the numbers correctly. I have filed a grievance with the State Commission of Judicial Conduct and anyone else that has had to put up with Barnes should too. She IS the problem with the justice system.
Judge Barnes refused to hear evidence of a father's repeated failed drug and alcohol tests and evidence. And, refused to allow evidence into court that he was fired for showing up to work drunk five times... all in the previous 12 months. She flat our refused to hear a history of substance abuse leading up to his two-year old daughter's mysterious trip the hospital. She suffered bruises and two broken bones. Judge Barnes allowed him to continue the same visitation without any restrictions over the objection of the little girl's own pediatrician. Horrible and tragic.
Margaret needs to be removed. Her hearing loss makes her angry and irritable. As a result she blames the litigants for her own lack of knowledge and her own mental instability. Tough court to practice in unless your a blond female.