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  • Man loses kids due to bogus psychiatrist report

    Absolutely unbelievable. I hope the media attention gets this man and his children some help.

    Dad lost his kids due to bogus doctor - Canada - Canoe.ca

  • #2
    That is HORRIBLE! I hope someone is willing to appeal his case Pro Bono. This man deserves his kids!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by billiechic View Post
      That is HORRIBLE! I hope someone is willing to appeal his case Pro Bono. This man deserves his kids!
      I agree. It's amazing that bogus reports can be given so much weight. My husband and I faced a similar situation when his son's mother got a doctor's note from her family-friend doctor saying that it's in the child's best interest to spend LESS time with his dad, because the amount of time the child spends away from his mother and his primary residence is preventing the establishment of a proper routine and confusing to the child. At that time, we had the child with us 41% of the time. Once my stepson's mom took this bogus letter to a lawyer, who advised her to "abide by the doctor's suggestions" and deny my husband access, the percentage of time went down to 20%. By the time we had the issue heard in court, it had become status quo, and access was ordered to remain at every-other-weekend, and my husband was ordered to pay child support. I was surprised that the judge did not question the validity of the doctor's letter, especially as we insisted that the doctor never contacted my husband to inquire about his position on the matter, and wrote a statement based on partial information that was untrue, to add. It also amazed us that the judge didn't see this as a ploy to get child support. And so, in the end, the female parent prevailed... despite having provided invalid information to the court.

      This is the reality of our court system. Sadly.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by #1StepMom View Post
        By the time we had the issue heard in court, it had become status quo,
        Did you not file an emergency motion? How long did you wait before getting into court?

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        • #5
          From the story:

          "The judge, who has a background in criminal, not family law, rejected the dad's bid for sole custody, threw him out of the matrimonial home and ordered him to pay his ex-wife's $13,000 in legal costs within 90 days or he wouldn't be able to see his kids at all. "

          That is unbelievably over the top. You can't deny the children access to their father over money issues. With this media coverage, and the numerous other way out there facts, this case is sure to be reviewed.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by dadtotheend View Post
            Did you not file an emergency motion? How long did you wait before getting into court?
            Well, this was before any court order or agreement. We didn't really know the "law" then and didn't have a lawyer. And as university students, we couldn't afford a lawyer. By the time we got some legal advice and tried to file an emergency motion, we were told that the issue is not one of "endangerment" or "abduction" therefore it would not be considered an emergency, and we had to set a regular court date. From the time of the doctor letter until our day in court, it was about 3-4 months.

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