Here is a link to my interview on Divorce Radio:
Steal My Money, Not my Son! The Story of Ugly Custody Battles for Fathers During Divorce
Women, more times than not, gain primary custody of their children during a divorce. Many fathers are fighting for equal custody rights to their children, but in many cases, and unless you have money and great attorneys, this ends in frustration.
-Steve Peck, Host of Divorce Source Radio
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PR Log (Press Release) – Mar 23, 2010 – Divorce Source Radio airs the story of Chris Marshall, a father who has been fighting for years for the right to have a reasonable custody arrangement. His legal nightmare has cost him over one hundred thousand dollars, as well as a thirty day jail sentence.
Marshall talks about the trials and tribulations that have kept him from spending more time with the son he loves dearly. He points out that if he were a man with less means, he would not be able to see his son hardly at all. Marshall blames what he believes is a flawed legal and court system for the injustice perpetrated against men in court during custody trials. Chris tell his personal story on his website at www.aFathersStory.ca and in his interview on Divorce Source Radio.
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I hired a lawyer ($2700) and went back to court to bring my son to Vancouver for a visit. Not forever, just a visit.
Once proceedings got underway, my lawyer asked if I could address the court, Justice W. P. Clark replied “I have no interest in anything Mr. Marshall has to say.” That was a pity. I could have told him my story of justice denied. Instead, he fined me $1500 for my ex-wife”s lawyer. The whole thing lasted five minutes.
The court seemed amused that I don’t give up on my son. The callous disregard for fathers’ rights is endemic in the system. I have a new title for you Justice W. P. Clark, from now on I will refer to you as Injustice W. P. Clark.
People entering the profession of law have an obligation to do more than take home a fat paycheck. How about some commitment to a fair and honest court. Unfortunately, that would rock the boat and neither lawyers or judges want to interrupt that flow of cash they call Ju$tice.
In the U.S. they elect judges, something I always thought was wrong. After my experience with the Canadian system, it doesn’t look so dumb. Maybe it’s time to hold our judges to account. If a judge plays it safe and sticks to the letter of the law, we the public can boot him out of his job. It might turn the judiciary from a retirement plan for lawyers into a profession deserving of respect.
So what price injustice? Easy, my costs include $1000 for travel expenses and court costs of $4200. Really we all pay the price for an outdated justice system.
From the lawyers and judges………. steady as she goes.