Out of all the books I've read by fathers mistreated in the Family Court's, and there are many, Harris is the first to expose the true and appalling way these places operate. Unbelievably, the Courts criminalised this man for wanting to see his children when they also wanted to see him, while knowingly allowing the mothers boyfriend to abuse his kids for years.
The daughters account (Lisa) confirms what all parents know exists; Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS), where [often, but not always] the mother persuades the child to say he/she does not want to see the other parent when they really do, but it suits the purpose of these people in their wigs and tights to pretend PAS simply does not exist.
I've also read the Family Law report on this case in a law library that is refered to in the book (Harris v Harris, Harris v Attorney General), FLR 875, (2001). The law report shockingly details the judge calling the expert witnesses' evidence "positively misleading", but still blindly followed his recommendations with tragic consequences to all concerned. Just why did two of Harris' daughters then aged just 11 & 16 have to take on the army of 33 Judges involved over the years to be with their father? The fact they got what they wanted without any resistance and lived happily ever after only goes to prove the farce and human rights abuses that occurred.
Just how many more of these cases will be uncovered as time passes?
Will the divorce industry ever give fathers the same rights as mothers new boyfriend, that being the legal presumption they can be with their children after seperation from their mother?