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    • Father w/o Custody
    • 23.09.07 | 16:31 (IST)

    Ms Rotem presumes that if a father is interested in his child - it is only because of divorce ... or the father's interest in squeezing money out of his wife, etc., etc.,"ad nauseum". My experience with the system is that the operational motto is "anybody but dad". I know children who have been threatened with institutionalization if they insist on living with their father, of judges who speak with a child only after years of requests, who then deny the child's request claiming that the request is “due to the father's influence”. I know children whose mother has threatened to murder the child, who beg teachers, social workers and judges for help, but ... "anybody but dad". I have heard social workers and judges state that “mothers need their children and that’s the way it will be.” I know judges who eliminate from consideration, psychologists who give Parenthood Evaluations recommending joint custody or that the father be the custodian. I have heard judges and social workers state t

    from the article: An eyeful of mothers
    First published 00:00 23.09.07 | Last updated 00:00 23.09.07
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