Violence prompts closer look at plight of divorced fathers
The Star-Ledger ^ | November 25, 2002 | DAVID CRARY

Posted on 11/25/2002 10:36:53 AM PST by RogerFGay
Edited on 07/06/2004 6:38:12 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]



One divorced father committed suicide on the steps of San Diego's courthouse, while another set his car afire outside Alaska's child support office. Others, in an all-too-common scenario, killed their ex-wives, their children, then themselves.

Men who snap in such violent ways have few defenders. Yet fathers' rights groups, joined by a few academic experts, see a common denominator in these recent bursts of rage, and ask whether America's family court system could be partly at fault by deepening the despair of many divorced men.