September 19, 2011
Fathers and Families Board Chairman Ned Holstein, MD, MS discussed family court reform and child support enforcement abuses on the nationally-syndicated Jesse Lee Peterson Show on September 14. Fathers and Families Board Chairman Ned Holstein, MD, MS discussed family court reform and child support enforcement abuses on the nationally-syndicated Jesse Lee Peterson Show on September 14—to listen to the audio, click here. Holstein told Peterson:
We have courts that are totally one-sided, they are completely gender biased. They’ll enforce child support but won’t…enforce fathers’ visitation rights
The way government handles [family court right now], conservatives ought to hate because it is a massive government intrusion into private life which also creates huge bureaucracies which are doing useless things.
Liberals ought to hate [current policies] because they are full of gender bias, and in the area of child support we are taking black men and other low-income men and putting them in jail. We are putting them in jail for the “crime” of being poor…this is not a system that anybody should be proud of.
Peterson was alienated from his father by his mother, and he said he grew up with a terrible “emptiness” because of it, noting “once I was able to connect with my dad I started to feel 100% better.” Peterson, a frequent guest on national television, praised Fathers and Families’ work. Peterson spent an hour with Holstein, also discussing visitation interference, parental alienation, and society’s lack of understanding of the importance of the father-child bond. The Jesse Lee Peterson Show is broadcast in many major markets, including Atlanta, Tampa, New Orleans, Memphis, and others.