UK Judge: Good fathers are ‘powerless against vengeful mothers’

London, England–From Good fathers ‘powerless against vengeful mothers’ (Daily Telegraph, 5/1/08):

“Decent fathers are left powerless to see their estranged children if vengeful mothers are determined to prevent access, a senior judge has admitted.

“Lord Justice Ward attacked child access law after presiding over a case that saw a ‘vicious’ mother falsely accuse her ex-husband of sexually abusing their child.

“He spoke out after telling the father that there was nothing he could do to help him re-establish contact with his daughter after his ex-wife turned her against him.

“The man”s 14-year-old daughter, who cannot been identified, had been influenced by a ‘drip, drip, drip of venom’ from his ex-wife, who wanted to deny him his paternal rights…

“In London”s Civil Appeal Court, Lord Justice Ward said: “The father complains bitterly, passionately, and with every justification, that the law is sterile, impotent and utterly useless…

“The malignant influence of the mother, who lives in the Lincoln area, came to a head when the girl wrote to her father when she was nine.

“The letter read: ‘This is what I really think about you. I hate you and you frighten me. You made my life miserable and stressful. I wish you would die. Leave me alone.'”

If only we could have 1/10th of the public awareness and condemnation of mothers like this as we do of fathers who are behind on their child support…

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