Michigan Judge Lisa Gorcyca decided to take the Tsimhoni family matters into her own hands by sending three children from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, ages 9, 10 and 14, to a juvenile detention facility in late June because they refused to go to lunch with their father.
The judge ordered the siblings to apologize and have a nice lunch with their father, despite one of the boys attempted to explain to the judge why they didnâ€™t want to spend time with their dad. He told the judge that they didn’t want to â€œbecause he is violent and I saw him hit my mom.â€
The children decided not to spend time with their father, and as a result of that, Judge Gorcyca held them in contempt and ordered them to be locked up at Childrenâ€™s Village juvenile hall.
They are to be held in the facility until they are 18 years old. The case is scheduled to be reviewed in September, but if the father feels the kids have learned their lesson, he has the power to have them released.
Mrs. Tsimhoni is currently fighting to get her kids out of Childrenâ€™s Village with representation by Lisa Stern. The childrenâ€™s mother appealed to Gorcyca for an emergency hearing and it was denied. Now Stern is asking the chief judge in Oakland Family Court to review the case.