Father with no rights: Mother stops him seeing daughter for 12 YEARS – despite 82 court orders demanding she back down

An appalling tale related by Ben Spencer for the Daily Mail about a father who’s spent 12 years and £100,000 – unlike his former partner, he’s not entitled to Legal Aid – trying to see his daughter, now 14. His former partner has failed to comply with 82 court orders:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2520410/Father-rights-Mother-stops-seeing-daughter-12-YEARS–despite-82-court-orders-demanding-down.html

From the middle of the piece:

Lord Justice McFarlane, presenting a written  judgment, said the mother had ‘doggedly refused to allow M to develop and  maintain a relationship with her father without any good reason’.

He quoted the findings of a child  psychiatrist, who said: ‘The mother appears to want an unhealthy exclusive  relationship with M. The mother hides her opposition to contact behind her  daughter’s stated “wishes and feelings”.’

From the end of the piece:

The judgment revealed that since 2006 there  had been 82 court orders for contact, seven judges had handled the case, and at  least ten social workers had represented the girl.

Lord Justice McFarlane added:  ‘This is an unimpeachable father against whom no adverse findings of fact have  been made at any stage in this process and whose demeanour before this court was  dignified and measured despite the enormous frustration and anger he must  feel.’

The judge, who was sitting with Lord Justice  Briggs and Lord Justice Aikens, said the mother had been diagnosed with an  emotionally unstable personality disorder, paranoid traits and occasional  depression.

Lord Justice McFarlane added: ‘These have not  been helped by occasions when she has abused alcohol and illicit drugs.’ At one  stage, he said, the mother had been found to have hidden knives in her  bag.

Lord Justice Aikens added: ‘The family  justice system has failed the whole family, but particularly M, whose childhood  has been irredeemably marred by years of litigation.’

Why is the woman not in prison for the abuse she’s heaped on her daughter and her ex-partner over 12 years?

About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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  • Dear Mike,

    Just how much money have all those involved earned by keeping this man from his daughter, there is no doubt that it is part of the issue here, social workers, judges, CSA, lawyers etc, the list is endless, they all have a vested interest in being so called professionals in this money making scheme, (Scam) and they know it. Less so called professional intrusion and more real law is what is needed, the other side to this is the man must have legal aid if he has been denied access, not the mother!

    On a positive note it was good to hear it being openly debated by Petri Hoskins on her phone in show on LBC radio this afternoon, a great many men phoned in with real personal stories and as a feminist she is open to debate and is now obviously changing her views on men, at least I hope so.

    Regards,

    Chris

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