(Click on the blog title for the International Lobby on this)
Jumping through every hoop the Family Justice system had to offer, I went about arranging flexible working opportunities so I was always able to attended for contact and any school function such as parents evenings, sports days, school plays, etc.The whole process put a great stain on me but nonetheless I did my best until the whole process bankrupted me to the tune of £70,000.
My ex was able to capitalise from this by attaining the former family home for a peppercorn rate whilst I had to rely on early access to a private pension fund to avoid my own home being repossessed. I was advised of both these arrangement in the same days post in 2005.
Today I noted the former family home which was marketed in the local paper/estate agents has now been sold and as this is now mortgage free shall benefit my ex and her new partner to the tune of £240,000 whilst the CSA continues to purse me for £7,000 in back payments. They fail to consider all the expenditure I have encured over the past 7 years or indeed the fact my ex has wilfully withheld my children for almost 4 years knowing this rates her as a single parent with sole care and can make the most of all the system has to offer in legal aid and CSA support. I once again stand to lose my home and few possessions!
IS THIS JUSTICE?
Before Mr. Cameron takes a pop at feckless fathers maybe he should also consider the self serving mothers who fail to have their children's best interest at heart!!
As part of my One Man Dad protest, it is clear to me that it is probably now too late to restore any form of relationship with my lost boys, but I am more then happy to highlight my experience's which I believe are among the worst in Family Justice and too this end would seek to focus the world's attention on all the dads, families and crucially the seldom heard children affected by this injustice. At this slow news time I am also happy for the Murdoch empire to be used to publish our stories worldwide until justice is served!