The Law Office of
1243 S.W. Topeka Blvd., Suite BTopeka, Kansas 66612
The Honorable David B. DebenhamDivision 13Shawnee County Courthouse200 S.E. 7
StreetTopeka, Kansas 66603
November 3, 2008Re: Richardson v. DombrowskiCase No.: 96-D-217Dear Judge Debenham,Pursuant to our telephone conversation, wherein I informed you that I am unable to attendthe hearing on November 4,2008, please accept the following as my recommendations on theissue ofRikki attending her Maternal Grandmother's funeral this coming weekend.As you are aware, my client, Rikki and her mother, Claudine Dombrowski are currentlycourt ordered to have supervised visits every other weekend for two hours. These visits aresupervised by the Odyssey Group. Drex Flott is the managing therapist and Kira Haney is theassigned visit supervisor. In preparing for this report I called Drex Flott to get his input. Drexshared that he spoke with Kira Haney about the issue and that the father, Hal Richardson, hadvolunteered to drive Rikki to the funeral, which is going to be in Barton County on Saturday,drop her off, and then return to get her after the service. Kira stated that Rikki shared with herthis is what she wanted to occur. Claudine Dombrowski told Kira that she wanted Rikki to travelto Barton County with her, unsupervised, for three days, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Rikki toldher mother, in Kira's presence that she did not want to go to the funeral with her under thoseterms and conditions. Kira shared that Claudine did not listen to Rikki but instead, once again,only wanted to further her own agenda. This is a reoccurring theme that has permeated this casesince it's inception.