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September 29th, 2017

Mum kills 5-year-old son in murder-suicide after dad given Shared Parenting rights 

A mum discovered dead with her 5-year-old son Monday left a suicide note lamenting her long-running court battle with the father over custody that ended with them having joint parenting rights, according to a search warrant filed Wednesday. Police have called the hangings of Gina Ilene Summers, 46, and her son Jude a murder-suicide. It […]

September 23rd, 2017

Dad dies after setting himself alight in custody protest outside New Zealand Parliament

A desperate dad understood to be fighting to see his kids in the family courts in New Zealand has died after setting himself on fire outside Parliament on Thursday. The dad had made signs which read: “In Iran you stone mothers; in New Zealand fathers.” Another read: “My vote No! To Family Court lawyers racket.” He […]

September 10th, 2017

Fathers4Justice say government is failing separated dads in suicide epidemic

Fathers4Justice say government policies are driving countless separated dads into depression and putting them at risk of emotional harm and suicide. On World Suicide Prevention Day, the campaign group say the government has ignored repeated warnings that separated dads are not only a critical at risk group, but that government policy has put them at […]

September 1st, 2017

Esther Rantzen: The pain of grandparents DENIED access to their grandchildren

The pain and suffering of grandparents denied access to their grandchildren is a common feature in cases managed by Fathers4Justice. Grandparents go through double the heartbreak: they go through the pain of separation themselves, and they go through it for their sons. Many do so facing the cruel reality that they may never see their […]

August 4th, 2017

80% of people think mums who deny dads contact should be prosecuted for manslaughter if the father kills himself

An online poll by Fathers4Justice has found that 80% of people think mums who deny dads contact should be prosecuted for manslaughter if the father kills himself as a result. The news comes after a man was prosecuted for the manslaughter of his girlfriend who committed suicide. F4J say the new law regarding “coercive and […]

February 23rd, 2017

Former top family judge Sir Nicholas Wall commits suicide

A former top family judge has killed himself after being diagnosed with dementia, his family has said. Sir Nicholas Wall, who retired on health grounds in 2012, died last week at the age of 71 after ‘years of suffering’. In a death notice published today, his family said the judge – who was President of […]

February 23rd, 2017

Motion backing Fathers4Justice ‘Forgotten Fathers’ campaign lodged in Scottish Parliament by MSP Finlay Carson

A motion backing the Fathers4Justice ‘Forgotten Fathers’ campaign has been lodged in the Scottish Parliament by MSP Finlay Carson. It’s the first time a motion has been lodged on behalf of F4J in the Scottish Parliament and the move has been welcomed by F4J founder, Matt O’Connor, who met Finlay at the campaign launch on […]

February 13th, 2017

Fathers4Justice launch “Forgotten Fathers” campaign in Scotland

Fathers4Justice launched their “Forgotten Fathers” campaign on Valentine’s Day outside the Scottish Parliament with MSPs, Bill Kidd (Scottish Government Chief Whip) and Fin Carson. The campaign was created in memory of separated dad Lee McGregor, an oil worker from Aberdeen, who took his own life last year after losing contact with his children. His father, […]

February 3rd, 2017

The heartbreaking story of Scottish dad Lee McGregor, who took his own life after losing his children

Loving dad and Aberdeen oil worker, Lee McGregor, was 31 years of age when he took his life, paralysed by grief at losing two children he desperately loved, Alicia aged 12, and Logan aged 9. While mum would often disappear for nights on end, Lee was a conscientious father who took his kids on holiday […]

November 21st, 2016

The Sun: ‘For too long the men’s health crisis has been taboo’

By Peter Lloyd To mark International Men’s Day, we highlight the tell-tale signs your man is reaching breaking point – and highlight some of the possible causes behind it. Needless to say, these problems can affect any man at any age. Something Matt O’Connor, founder of Fathers4Justice, knows all too well. He suffered depression when […]

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