Today the Divorce Courts and the parasitic lawyers populating them, have unleashed a crisis of fatherhood in America. 1 in 3 children live without their biological father in the home, with 40 percent having not seen their dad for more than a year. A million marriages a year-end in these courts, with children caught in the crosshairs.
About The Book
One phone call in March 2015, and ten false words to the police officer on the other end of the line. That’s all it took for my wife to unleash a cataclysm on me. I was thrown from my home, physically restrained, locked away, and ripped away from my children not for a few days or weeks, but for what is turning out to be their entire childhoods.
Powerless and penniless, I was frozen out of my own life.
I survived that moment of almost unimaginable terror, but I bear the scars of the marital and psychological battle I endured in the process. By sharing my story and coming to terms with the overwhelming gamut of emotions visited upon me, my hope is that I may assist other families experiencing similar vertiginous trauma to realize that they are not alone, despite the fact that these are profoundly isolating experiences that can easily make one feel exactly that – alone.
My story is unresolved. But I have reached resolution concerning the forces unleashed by that single phone call, a resolve that empowers me to face the uncertainty my life begs. I was certain of everything on March 5th, 2015, and yet I knew nothing. This book is a discovery of my own ignorance, and the resulting enlightenment I discovered after my life was ruptured and that ignorance was exposed. Divorce is war, a lesson I learned through hard and bitter experience. But like all wars, it must eventually end. In this case, in a truce with myself.
We have all been the respondent––the person summoned to respond to the allegations of a petitioner.
This book is my legacy petition. I am the respondent. And this is my story.
Greg Ellis calls out all the co-conspirators— exposing ugly truths to corrode the corrupt, gender-biased, $55 billion-a-year American Divorce Machine more focused on keeping money flowing than on the best interests of our children, revealing it as an organized syndicate that pits one parent against the other, rewards toxic abuse, and destroys families in plain sight.
Greg Ellis is: The Respondent
A published author, tv director, Annie Award-nominated voice artist, and Emmy Award® nominated actor, Greg has appeared in Oscar-winning movies, directed Hollywood super-stars, produced and written television shows and commercials, performed lead roles on Broadway, voiced cartoon characters for movies, TV-series, cartoons, and over 100 video games and toys.