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  • While I agree there are some great dads that do the job right after divorce my situation is not so. My daughter's "dad" left when she was one and shows up for the weekends and pays his child support but has made no emotional connection with my daughter in 61/2 yrs. She tells him every time that she doesn't want to go and hangs up on him on the phone. She has had a great dad in my husband that she wants to adopt her. She feels she has no voice and that no one cares. It is always said that kids have the best intuition, in 7 years she has never asked to call or see her "dad" and asks when the law will help her and why the law cares more about her dad. I have sole custody which is supposed to enable me to protect my child's health but her mental health is sacrificed in the name of visitation rights. Who is winning- certainly not the child. Many children are happily raised in families that do not have the biological mother and father. It's not about dad's rights, it should be about a child's right to lead an emotionally stable life.
  • (Posted on August 27, 2007, 11:13 pm anonymous)

  • It will never change. Divorce is a 40 Billion dollar a year business, this includes both private and government grubbers. To top that; do you think a government entity would willing give up all that power? The divorce courts are the only courts in our country that can stomp on our rights and get away with it. They are the envy of all other agencies, no where else can they take something without warrant and can impose what they think is right over what either parent knows is right for the child. Prenup.... forget the money, think of the kids before you get caught up in the system and are told how they are to be shared. Divorce court: think King Solomon except the baby is cut in half.
  • (Posted on August 6, 2007, 10:12 pm Jonathan Jervell)

  • It is about time something is done about this injustice! They will go to great lengths to make sure fathers pay support but never consider what emotional LOSS occurs due to the inequality of time spent with our children.
  • (Posted on August 6, 2007, 4:29 pm ML)

  • Excellent article. I encourage you to print more of these. Protecting the rights of our children is paramount.
  • (Posted on August 3, 2007, 12:41 am Joel Johnston)

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