Tactics against Fathers are increasing in the new ‘believe all women’ mantra and it’s causing enormous issues in our broken Family Court…
Many parents have contacted Stuff about the impact Family Court procedures are having on relationships with their children – including how delays in the system are stopping access issues from being resolved. Nadine Roberts reports.
As a supervisor looked on, *Brendon tried to give his child Christmas in the four hours he was allocated.
Feeling broken by the Family Court system, he hid his sadness that he was only able to see his boy two weeks before Christmas.
While others feasted with family on the day, Brendon could only think of what he had lost.
…As a father who spent 5 excruciating and emotionally damaging years in the Family Court trying to gain access to my daughter, the manner in which the Court has been spooked by allegations that they are anti-women for merely acknowledging that it is in the best interests of the child to have a relationship with the Father has led to the ‘believe all women’ mantra so that any allegation of abuse is used to prevent the father from seeing their children.
The unfair manner in which child support is structured is always championed by the feminists who demand more egregious penalties against solo fathers, while the true damage the Family Court and Child Support mechanisms cause solo fathers is always hushed up and never discussed…
It was a note that should have sent a chill through Family Court judges and the lawyers that represent separated parents.
The note encompassed *Sam’s last thoughts, and the sense of hopelessness he felt about a system that enabled children to become estranged from a parent.
“Fix the Family Court,” Sam wrote.
Increasingly overwhelmed by a court system that could suspend access to his 4-year-old son without any evidence that it was required, Sam died by suicide, in his Auckland sleep-out, some time in the first two days of June 2019.
…Sam, like many solo fathers, chose suicide rather than the corrupt and unfair Family Court system and child support system.
When I went to the Family Court 13 years ago it acted under the belief that it was in the best interests of the child to have a relationship with their Father. that philosophy has gone, it’s all about prosecuting the mother’s list of abuses to stop kids from having any access to their children.
I wouldn’t advice any father trying to go through the system now, my guess is that the fallout will see more fathers simply walking away from the process altogether.
We are a nation of fatherless children raised by embittered solo mothers, that is situation that is forever championed, but the solo fathers trying their best to provide for their kids are constantly a political punching bag and their interests are always ignored by a system that drives fathers away.
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