Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Thank you to all our Parents serving in uniform.

Our soldiers endure so much for our freedoms for us parents back home to bicker over our children. I will go further and say that our soldiers are fighting for our right to fight, but what is happening to these soldiers exemplifies the problems with the Family code all over this country. Imagine going to put your life on the line for you country to only return home and find out that the country you are defending is not defending you. I can't imagine this and for those us of single parents who have found ourselves on the front lines of child custody battles know all to well the emotional, physical, and financial toll it has taken on us. After being in a war zone and trying to stay alive to get home to your families to only return to a court order that effectively has removed you from your child's life is and has to be one the greatest injustices in America today. Would you feel let down by your country? Do I even have to ask this question?

Unfortunately, this is not a hypothetical situation and it is repeatedly occurring to our soldiers. The end blame lies with the parents willing to take advantage of a corrupt biased system, but we as a society are due our share of the blame for allowing this to continue. Until the day comes that both Dads and Moms alike start to make custody and visitation decisions in the best interest of their children, we will continue to need court intervention. What a system the attorneys have built to milk every penny out of us parents. The same system that is causing so much pain and injustice is the only system to be able to correct the same injustices. Either way the attorneys win as we continue to fight and fork over more of our money and in many cases our families and ultimately our children's money. Call me an idealist, but I hope one day I start reading and seeing more stories that involve the children winning.

Back story to this post: ((CBS) After returning home from Afghanistan, Lt. Col. Vanessa Benson is in, what she calls, the fight of her life, reports CBS News Correspondent Michelle Miller.

She and her ex-husband are battling over custody of their 14-year-old son John. Benson, in accordance with her mandated family action plan, temporarily gave the ex-husband custody before she was deployed last December with the understanding John would return home once she did. That didn't happen.) read the full story here: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/12/12/eveningnews/main5972251.shtml


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