For a true story about a dad who fought the family legal system to maintain a relationship with his children, and lost, read Deadbeat Dad by Charles Fockaert
One reviewer said this:
“Deadbeat Dads are real”
Charles Fockaert has accurately and unemotionally documented in great detail what the divorce system did to him. This book is unusual in that it is a fully-cited documentary containing full source material and names of individuals in the divorce system.. This sets it apart from other books consisting mostly of rants or anecdote.
This book is also unusual in that it names the individuals who abuse the system, and documents exactly what they did. Charles suffered just about every possible perversion practiced by the family courts. The richness of the situation first made me ask myself “how could anyone handle this without going nuts?”