Kids suffer when parents divorce

Published 3:55 pm Saturday, April 17, 2010

How many tragedies have to happen to the innocent children before we, the public, stand up and demand change in our judicial system regarding the horrific injustices that are occurring in child custody cases?

I am currently involved with a child custody case where a father is battling the system to remain in his daughter’s life. He is being unjustly persecuted by the mother, her attorney and her family because he isn’t a deadbeat dad and wants equal time and say in his daughter’s life.

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Because the father doesn’t have the finances to pay attorney fees, he has been forced to represent himself and suffer the wrath of the mother’s attorney. I can see where parents with or without legal representation can become so overwhelmed with the entire situation that tragedies like the recent ones occur.

Our current system is encouraging deadbeat parents! We, as human beings, must decide that every individual in this wonderful country deserves the same rights in and out of court. This has to be addressed before more innocent children have to suffer by losing one or both parents to death or imprisonment!

Paula Schwarz