Saturday, September 20, 2008

Actor tells family court story

Actor Alec Balwin was on ABC 20/20 last night telling his story.
In his new book (in stores on Tuesday), "A Promise to Ourselves: A Journey Through Fatherhood and Divorce," Baldwin chronicles his journey for other fathers who are seeking custody and struggling for justice in family court. He says it's time to do something about the business of divorce in America and, in typical Baldwin fashion, he doesn't mince words.

"I don't care if the judges and the lawyers die of heart attacks in the process of getting their job done. They are corrupt, inefficient, lazy, stupid -- they're the most God-awful people."
He is right about the family court judges. His worst offense seems to be that he once left a rude phone message.

There are people who tried to talk him out of writing his book, because of that rude phone message. But if we really had a public consensus that fathers should lose their parental rights based on one rude message, then we would have a law to that effect. We don't. Instead we have evil judges.

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