Pilat v. Cahoon
Pilat v. Cahoon
Lisa B Kemler
Jennifer Elizabeth Pilat
Teri Lucille Cahoon
Katherine D Carlo
Debra S Bray
THIS CAUSE came to be heard on the 14th day of August, 2019 on Plaintiff’s
Petition and Motion for Modification of Visitation and Defendant’s Motion for Material
Change in Circumstances, pertaining to the children of the parties, namely MMP, DOB ..., TLCP, DOB ..., and TLCP, DOB ..., and
IT APPEARING that a material change in circumstances has occurred since the
hearing and findings made by this Court on July 29, 2019 (as set forth in Custody and
Visitation Order entered August 14, 2019), to-wit: Defendant has notified this court of her
intended relocation to ..., South Windsor, Connecticut.
WHEREUPON, this Court having considered the written motions filed herein;
the representations, evidence and argument presented by the Defendant; the argument of
counsel for the Plaintiff and the guardian ad litem for the minor children, and this court
having considered each of the statutory factors set forth in the Code of Virginia §20-
THIS COURT having stated the basis for its ruling orally in court, to include this
Court’s renewed and additional concerns regarding the safety and welfare of the minor
children while in the care of Defendant, it is hereby
ADJUDGED, ORDERED, and DECREED as follows:
1. To the extent that Defendant’s Motion requests that this court reconsider
its award of sole legal and primary physical custody of the minor children to the Plaintiff,
Jennifer Pilat, Defendant’s Motion is DENIED.
2. Ms. Cahoon shall have visitation with T and T every other
Saturday and Sunday, from 10:00 am. until 7:00 pm each day.
3. Ms. Cahoon shall have visitation with T and T for dinner from
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. each Wednesday.
4. Each party shall have two weeks’ vacation each summer, subject to the
restrictions/conditions as set forth below, to be identified to the other party by May 1st of
each year. In the event of a conflict requested weeks, Ms. Pilat’s request shall take
precedence in even numbered years and Ms. Cahoon’s request shall take precedence in
odd numbered years.
5. Holiday visitation will remain as set forth in the Custody and Visitation
Order entered August 14, 2019, subject to the conditions/restrictions as set forth below,
as to T and T.
6. Ms. Cahoon shall not have overnight visitation with the children at any
time until such time as she provides the court with a psychological evaluation performed
by a licensed clinical psychologist, with a focus on her ability to parent the children in a
safe and stable environment. Upon proper motion and the court’s consideration of the
conclusions of the evaluation and the circumstances at the time, the court will consider
granting a modification of visitation to allow Ms. Cahoon’s visitation to include
7. If the court has the aforesaid psychological evaluation prior to May 1,
2020 and the evaluation provides the court with sufficient assurance the children would
be safe exercising overnight visitation with Ms. Cahoon, upon proper motion the court
will consider a modification to allow Ms. Cahoon’s 2020 summer vacation as set forth
herein to include overnights and travel outside of Connecticut, provided that Ms. Cahoon
provide to Ms. Pilat an itinerary of her vacation, including all names of persons and/or
facilities and contact information for anywhere the children will be overnight other than
at Ms. Cahoon's residence.
8. Ms. Pilat shall drop off and pick up the children for visitation exchanges
with Ms. Cahoon at Nevers Playground, ... South Windsor, Connecticut.
9. The children shall not be left unsupervised or in the care of any third party
while in Ms. Cahoon’s custody, absent the explicit consent of Ms. Pilat. In the event that
Ms. Cahoon is unable to be present with the children during her visitation, Ms. Pilat will
be the default care provider.
10. In light of the court’s grave concerns about Ms. Cahoon’s treatment of
MMP and his psychological well being when he is in Ms. Cahoon’s care,
M will not be required to have visitation with Ms. Cahoon, and any visitation will
be at his discretion.
11. As no overnight visitation is awarded to Ms. Cahoon at this time, the court
does not require a home inspection of her residence. However, should a motion to
modify be filed in the future, this court anticipates the requirement for some form of
12. All other provisions as set forth in the Custody and Visitation Order
entered August 14, 2019 that are not inconsistent with this Order shall remain in full
force and effect.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that pursuant to §20-124.5 of the 1950 Code of
Virginia, as amended, either party who relocates his or her residence must give thirty (30)
days advance written notice of any such intended relocation and of any intended change
of address, said notice being given to both the other party and to this Court.
response to judge's comments/order
1. There was no constitutional reason to sell my children to the plaintiff
2. visitation is unconstitutional
3. Wednesday schedule is abusive to children and mother
4. no comment regarding summer break.
5. no comment regarding holiday schedule.
6. overnight visitation was removed in 1 week after the judge learned that I was moving from VA to CT to follow my abducted children. Psychologist report is a direct response to the GAL report to be included on JudicialPedia with previous abusive case.
7. eval was purchased Feb 2020, but Alexandria City court refused to send all paperwork when requested by CT attorney.
8. no comment regarding pickup location
9. notice the former fulltime mother is the only party with childcare limitations. Abandoning party has no limitations or expectations to use mother for childcare. Multiple instances of mother's availability have occurred during plaintiff's choice to use a babysitter since this case.
10. "grave concerns" have NO evidence, not even any written comments to verify that exaggeration/opinion. Notice that only one child has this "problem."
11. home inspection is only required for mother, not plaintiff.
Teri "Yaki" Cahoon