- Posted by Mary's Advocates
- On January 1, 2008
Before my wife filed for divorce, she took our two-year-old son to live with her parents who later bought her a home to keep our son separated from “Daddy.” My son didn’t see me at all for three months. For seven years, I’ve never had him for more than one week at at time. We are allowed to visit every other weekend, and one dinner time per week. I’ve been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, and the Child Support enforcement agency ignored the law to recalculate obligations for those who can’t work who only receive needs-based public assistance. I’ve been jailed and have had my driver’s license repeatedly revoked.
Before marriage, 75% of my home was paid off, but after divorce, I was left with nothing. My wife was awarded the value in the home; I got the marital debt. Our son, now in fifth grade, has developed Tourette’s Syndrome, which is a stress-related condition. It is exacerbated by the Ohio Court awarding our son to the marital abandoner, and arranging to have me removed from his day-to-day life. The question I have is this, “My wife reneged on her marital promises, not me; so why should my son and I be punished?”