Presumed Guilty – Episode 37 with Daddy X – A father who can’t give out his name without risking imprisonment. How can he defend himself?
How many of you entered family court presuming you would get a fair trial? How many of you expected that justice was the goal, and that while injustice was something that sometimes happened the system was designed to protect your rights as a parent.
For Father X of North Carolina the fragility of “parental rights” came in the form of a protective order. The protective order was issued in a meeting that Father X did not attend. He wasn’t invited to share his side of the story.
He wasn’t told what he was guilty of. He was told that he could face jail time if he or anyone on his behalf attempted to contact his wife or children.
Why does the state want to prevent reunification of marriages? How can this father attempt to save his family if he can’t legally contact them?
Father X can’t even help them get out of a shelter because he can’t contact his children.
On this podcast we discuss the details of the protection order, how it keeps this father from revealing his identity and most importantly how it prevents him from protecting his family.
WE INVITE YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CHANGE.ORG PETITION LINK BELOW. HERE IS THE TEXT OF THE PETITION.
Two homeless children in North Carolina are being kept from their father who wants to provide a home for them. The mother has filed and received a protective order that keeps the father from contacting the mother to offer help or try to save the marriage. The protective order does not accuse the father of any violence against the mother or the children. The father denies any violence against the mother or the children. This protective order was granted in a hearing where the father was not invited or allowed to present evidence in his defense. The father was stripped of his parental rights without any opportunity to plead not-guilty. This father stripped of his parental rights for nothing more than an accusation of verbal abuse. Because the protective order was granted this father can not legally contact his wife or care for his children. The father can’t even reveal his identity because this request could be considered a violation of the protective order.
This father loves his wife and the two children they have together and he legally can’t tell them that because of this protective order. The father wants to offer the mother a place to live separate from him while they engage in discussions to improve their relationship and restore the family. The father does not want his children living in a shelter or multiple shelters because it is reported that the mother was asked to leave the first shelter she was in.
It is in the best interest of the children for Governor Roy Cooper of North Carolina to remove the protective order so this father can tell his wife he loves her. It is in the best interest of children for the father to be able to ask for forgiveness. It is in the best interest of the children to restore this father’s parental rights.
Please sign this petition and ask Governor Roy Cooper to intervene, rescind this protective order and give these children back their father!!
You can hear the father share his story on the latest podcast episode on SavingFatherhood.org.
SIGN HERE TO SAVE TWO HOMELESS CHILDREN