International custody battle in different countries the story is the same;
mothers are assumed to be the better parent and fathers are on the defensive end, fighting to be a part of their kids’ lives. Here is a father that has crossed the country to fight for his rights even though he hadn’t seen his children in two years; the mother is Australian, the father is Italian. All men, no matter where you are, pay attention, the epidemic of treating us as second class parents seems to have no end. In a case like this, where it sounds as if the children are so strongly influenced by the mother and her family that they resent their fathers actions he knows he can’t give up. Fathers, just fight, fight as hard as you can, for as long as you can; even if things ultimately don’t go your way, at least your kids will know that you tried.
AN INTERNATIONAL custody battle playing out in Australian courts has left the Italian father at its heart feeling abandoned by the federal government and discriminated against because he is not the mother.
Speaking publicly for the first time since he came to Australia in May to fight the case, the father told The Sun-Herald he was worried his Australian ex-wife would go into hiding with his children after a judge granted her interim custody on Friday before a High Court ruling next month.
The 35-year-old has been in Queensland fighting for access to his children, aged nine, 10, 13 and 14, whom he had not seen since 2010 when their mother brought them to Australia on the pretext of a holiday. The High Court will decide if the family must return to Italy for a custody hearing. Click Here for more info on Article in Question