The problem is that many courts ignore false allegations against fathers and men. False allegations of domestic violence and child abuse are common in family law proceedings and the person making the allegation (predominately female) far too often succeeds. This is a low risk tactic because the courts rarely hold false accusers accountable for their conduct.
I have found that mediators, social workers, police and probation officers extensively quote the accuser and ignore the facts given by the falsely accused person. Worse, they deliberately fabricate statements and then attribute these fabricated statements to the falsely accused party. I have seen sixty-three (63) separate occurrences where such persons used the same text and just filled in the blanks, changing only the name. Many judges fail to act in good faith and sometimes courts alter signed documents and testimony given under an oath of truthfulness.
Dr. Ned Holstein, founder and board chair of National Parents Organization said: “Unfortunately, however, our nation’s family courts prevent millions of divorced and separated fathers from having meaningful relationships with their children, which only leave their children more vulnerable to this unfortunate behavior.”
The core of this issue is that one spouse wants to control the other through child custody and the money and the property they gain to receive. A key factor in false allegations of spousal abuse and in Parental Alienation Syndrome is that the controlling party is incapable of civility and truthfulness about their partner. These abusers are selfish and do not care what the other parent or children feel.
A false accusation can give an abusive woman exclusive control of the children and the property. This gives them a nearly insurmountable advantage in the legal system. Our misandrious courts often treat innocent males as the guilty party and do not require proof that an accusation be true. The problem is that false allegations of abuse, when recanted or proven false, can devastatingly affect the victim and their children. This can cause permanent physical, emotional, and economic effects. The problem is that the courts rarely punish those who lie or abet such conduct.
So with a stroke of a pen, a female can get the other parent out of her life and assure herself of control of the children. That power extends to her control of her husband, his earnings, and his property. The governments have structured our support laws to account for household income rather than the ex-husband‘s income alone. Child support is taxable to the payer and not the recipient. With those so easily made signatures. This means that the ex-wife can increase her tax-free income from combined incomes of her former husband and his current spouse or a live-in partner.
This is how the laws exacerbate the problem in states having high child support guidelines, high wages, and high cost of living. Higher wages bring higher tax rates yet most payers of child support cannot claim children as dependents. Moving to other states that have a lower cost of living is not an option for non custodial parents because court ordered child support payments remain unchanged. Worse, moving to another region with a lower cost of living may trigger a court review that increases child support payments.
Custodial parents can often improve their living standard by moving to states or regions that have a lower cost of living. This is how they can still collect the same court ordered tax-free ‘child support’ payments. The courts often base child support payments on how much contact that the non custodial parent has with their child (or children). Moving away and false accusations are tactics that have exacted larger child support payments.
Deterioration of the Parental Relationship
Far too often parents fail to agree in advance on issues about raising children. Moreover, they fail to plan for a maturing relationship where roles and responsibilities change. So when parents are in conflict about these issues, then Parental Alienation Syndrome can come to the forefront.
The public behavior of an abusive parent or spouse can be amiable but their private behavior is often quite different. Abusive parents and spouses use fear and reprisal. When a parent’s interest places control rather than sharing before the child’s welfare, and the child is left between an angry warring person and a caring parent.