Happy On the Outside

Sometimes, someone may feel really down and sad and say they are fine. They may appear perfectly happy and content on the outside and act differently in front of everyone. This artist shares their innermost thoughts.  Every experience is different.  And, the way we feel one moment may not be the way we think in the next moment.  Things change. Please know people are available to help you.  Help is available 24-7. Please reach out to someone!

#571, Happy On the Outside

Suicide Rate

Suicide among parents of divorce is an important issue to address in all countries: “Every week 21 Australian fathers commit suicide as a result of child access issues, child support financial pressures, and unfair family court rulings following separation.  We need your help to change this.” Australian Brotherhood of Fathers http://www.theabf.com.au

#572, Suicide Rate

Australian Brotherhood of Fathers http://www.theabf.com.au

Are Family Members Cropable?

 

Children want and need to have a relationship with BOTH parents. In this ‘artwork’ one parent is nondescript and separate from other family members. From the standpoint of the child, each family member is important.  No one is ‘crop-able’. Supporting the parent-child relationship with each parent is important to the child.

# 478, Are Family Members Cropable?

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Officially Divorced

A scribe in the center indicates this is a different time period.  Is this father holding the papers making the separation legal? Or, why are his children being separated from him?  Closed eyes and hand on his heart show the separation may not be his idea.  One child is looking to their father.  Children being separated from a parent is a devastating event regardless of the time period.

#561, Officially Divorced

Never Give Up

 

This parent declares determination in seeing his son. Even though events are observed on the side lines. Father attends all school games.  Even though there is no verbal contact between parent and child. This father refuses to give up.

#537, Never Give Up

 

 

Shameful!

 

This is shameful! One parent offers to cease child support payments for full custody of their child. This speaks to the need for family court reform with child support.   “Child support is intended to support the child-not break the parent emotionally and financially.” Ruth A. S. Nichols

 

#534, Shameful!

Shared from The Child Support Hustle FB page :https://www.facebook.com/TheChildSupportHustle/

Words of Encouragement

 

A message for all parents!  Kentucky Fathers (Facebook page) shares words of encouragement.  Notably, this message is for both mothers and fathers. Creating awareness and educating the public is key. In divorce and custody, BOTH parents should be included.

 

“Open letter to alienated fathers…Guys, our children need us. I could care less what the feminist, the idiot family court judges, unethical family court attorneys argue…our children need us! Never, never, never give up the struggle against parental alienation. There is more than one way to battle parental alienation and to re-connect with your children: use social media, reach out to her friends and their parents, school officials, teachers, Sunday school teachers, etc. Educate them about parental alienation, never, never, never criticize the mother, and stay 100% focused on your relationship with your children!”

#526, Words of Encouragement

Friendly Advice

 

One father shares a whimsical message. This speaks to the importance of parental support group. Seeking support while in the throes of family court can be life altering. You are not alone!

Friendly Advice, #522

 

Last Letter

 

A father leaves one last message for the son he fought for in family court.  This parent just wanted to have a relationship with his child.   This is a tragic outcome of which there is no return. Will this little boy ever know the struggles this father endured seeking custody.  This child will never know the love of his father.  Suicide among parents of custody is a concern.

If you are thinking about committing suicide because of your family court battle. Please seek help.  You are not alone.

#512, Last Letter

 

Solicitor Agrees

 

Is family court fair? Do both parents have equal rights?  What ruling should be made? Sometimes, judges and attorneys know what the outcome should be in custody rulings  One parent shares their devastating experience in family court. 

“I had the exact same situation today in court (in discussing a similar case) she was caught right out lying on several occasions and I lost.  I told how she mistreated me and the kids.  Without hesitation the judge gave it (custody) to her.  The solicitor said I should have won.  I’m appealing”.

#511, Solicitor Agrees