FATHERS THIS SEMINAR IS FOR YOU!
Changes Set for
Local Parenting Seminar
In 2002 the court
implemented a mandatory parenting seminar for
divorcing parents, called "What About the
Children?" The purpose of the seminar was to
give parents information about the court process
and help them develop a parenting plan for their
children, without going through excessive
conflict and litigation that could harm the
In the seminar the parents are encouraged to
avoid custody litigation, in favor of mediated
or out-of-court settlements. Videotapes,
materials and seminar presenters admonish the
parents against having a custody battle over
their children. While this has led to a
measurable reduction in parenting disputes,
unfortunately, some parents are still not
getting the message, specifically fathers.
Realistically, the only time there is a custody
battle is when the father will not capitulate to
the mother's demands and refuses to take the
crumbs she offers him. After attending the
seminar, too many fathers are still under the
misimpression that they have any shot at getting
custody of their kids.
Due to this continual problem, there will be
some revisions to the seminar requirements and
seminar content, aimed specifically at reducing
the incidence of father-generated custody
1. Mothers will now be exempt from attendance at
the seminar, since they know everything and are
presumed to act in their children's best
interests. (Until now only domestic violence
victims were exempt from attending since every
law applies to everyone except domestic violence
2. Standard seminar methods will be replaced
with hypnosis techniques applied to the fathers
in attendance. Post-hypnotic suggestions
You are getting sleepier.
Do not have a custody battle.
You will not fight the mother for custody.
You will do everything she says.
Get back to work and hand over your paycheck.
3. If that doesn't work, fathers who still try
to go for custody (or even shared parenting)
will spend thousands of dollars of their
hard-earned money, get beaten down by the
courts, then hit with crushing child support and
maintenance obligations (no change from current
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