Don't bother suggesting any of the "free" help a man can get, they are a total waste of time and more often than not cause more problems than not. Perhaps in future you can address all aspects of a subject, rather than type it up wearing rose tinted spectacles.
Not all cases go in the way you say, there are many variants.
And of course, once a non-molestation order is granted, it also gives unlimited legal aid to the wife for the whole process.
Meanwhile, the husband gets no legal aid, and if he wants to fight for his kids, he has to pay for it himself.
When you haven’t seen your children for a while, it may be tempting to plan a huge weekend full of exhausting activities for them.
We always advise non-resident parents not to try to deal with issues themselves (as non-molestation orders can obviously cause access problems).
We encourage our readers to try to gain access through the courts. For this, we at Separated Dads are here to try to help and offer a comprehensive series of pages that aim to give useful advice across the board.
Even if you only see your children every other weekend, you are still a very important part of their life.
It is vitally important to ensure that you try to make peace, if just for the sake of your children, with your children’s mother.
That’s not necessarily what they need from you as a father.