John Murtari
                                                                          c/o Software Workshop Inc.
                                                                           55 E. Genesee Street
                                                                           Baldwinsville, NY  13027

Honorable David G. Klim
Family Court

401 Montgomery Street

Syracuse, NY  13202


Judge Klim:


I am in receipt of a Show Cause Order (F-540-98), with a return date of March 29 at 9:30 AM.   It was given to me by Mr. Stern, but he will not be representing me in this manner (I cannot afford to retain him) and I will be appearing by myself next Wednesday.

PLEASE, at that appearance I am asking for a temporary order to restore my driver’s license while this matter is considered. I presently live in the town of Lyons with my mother. She is 83 years old and does not own a car or drive. I have no brothers or sisters.  When I can I work in Baldwinsville.  I hope to see my son Domenic for 6 weeks this summer – that will not be possible without a license.   I have to pick him up/drop him off in Denver, California and will need to make plane reservations fairly soon.  Not having driving “privileges” makes it simply impossible for me to fulfill my most basic family obligations.  To leave your Courtroom on Wednesday without relief would be forcing me to drive and to risk jail at any moment.

PLEASE, understand I am simply in an untenable situation. On March 16th I had already filed a Show Cause Order in Family Court for a support modification which is still in processing.  I have attached the order to this letter including Affidavit and complete financial information.  I am struggling against support based on an imputed income amount of $40,000, when actual gross income was about $12,500 – I spent over $4000 last year in expenses associated with seeing Domenic and giving him parental “support”.

PLEASE, understand I certainly bear you no ill will, nor any of the other Judges, Lawyers, and other professionals that have created a disaster for both me and my child. Ms. Walsh and my former spouse have been “vigorous” in their efforts and I’m sure they were well intentioned. But I must extend that same respect to my own efforts.  I have sought to have an equal relationship with my child and to be free to work in an area I enjoy and which gives me the flexibility I need.  These appears to be goals unachievable in the present system.


                                                                                                            Sincerely yours,


                                                                                                            John Murtari