A very emotive post from a father that has lost his children to PA. Describing how it is possible for one person to do this out of pure spite, and with the intention of destroying the other parent – causing pain.
It hurt to read this, and if you have no idea of what abused parents have gone through please read this – it is a real eye-opener.
via No More Secrets And Lies: Pain is the Point of Parental Alienation
Article in todays Journal (Ireland) from Matt O’connor (father 4 Justice).
Insightful article from Matt, with details on why this fathers day is not a fathers day for quite a few fathers in Ireland.
Also interesting is the position of the catholic church.
The Church has consistently refused to support the rights of separated fathers to see their children and while Pope Francis has eulogised about the role of mothers, he has repeatedly made discriminatory comments about dads.
In his 2016 papal pronouncement Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love), Pope Francis went as far to describe fathers as “absent, missing…too controlling…they neglect families…fail to offer sure and solid guidance to their children.”
In fact, not a single priest has raised his voice to express concern for the plight of fatherless children and their dads.
via ‘Dads aren’t recognised in our Constitution and the Citizen’s Assembly denied them a voice’
This is potentially one of the most important decisions that you will make if custody becomes contested or access starts being violated.
I cannot stress this more strongly.
I, unfortunately, went on a recommendation and landed a lawyer that just reacted. We cannot in the main expect lawyers to be pro-active, after all, they have other clients. But I now expect a lawyer to be pro-active in so far as they suggest different courses of action leading to a pre-defined and agreed goal.
Continue reading “Choosing the right lawyer”
Here is an article I found recently from an acknowledged expert in PA. We can all google “parental alienation” and get the same results. But this is really worth reading, for it spells out in a scientific journal the truth we all know, but hardly anyone believes:
Parental Alienation is Child Abuse.
via Parental Alienation Is Emotional Abuse of Children | Psychology Today
A report from the leading Austrian Website for fathers rights. I did not know this before but PA is not acknowledged by the courts there! Even though clinical experts accept that it does exist.
Austria has a long way to go!
As an aside there is also a confirmation of what I have been looking for a long time – The situation in France: wo gezielte Kontaktverhinderung ein Strafdelikt ist – Where targeted prevention of contact is a criminal offence.
via Vatertag: Entfremdete Väter haben wenig Grund zum Feiern | Familie & Familienrecht