This book, its author, is the most valued of any I have read regarding post-divorce child custody; all the details and developments of "this industry" or institution--of/for which I have myself been effected, once married with children.
How "the system" operates would shock many; for nothing is more intrusive and invasive in the life of family than the state in the process of divorce and child custody. From the author, Stephen Baskerville,
What is taking place here should be made very clear: citizens who are completely innocent of any legal wrongdoing and simply minding their own business--not seeking any litigation and neither convicted nor accused of any legal infraction, criminal or civil--are ordered into court and told to write checks to officials of the court or they will be summarily arrested and jailed, Judges also order citizens to sell their houses and other property and turn the proceeds over to lawyers and other cronies they never hired.My case, while personal, is not uncommon; that is, to be forced to divorce, forced to surrender your children and forced or imputed with the liability to pay for the children unjustifiably removed from your care. What's more, the state can and will carry this civil case further by jailing and criminalizing the non-custodial should the parent refuse or otherwise, not maintain these orders.
Much has been written on the egregious matter and much more will come.