Father's rights are often ignored in divorce and child custody disputes. We hear stories about so-called "deadbeat dads," but it is less often that we hear about fathers who genuinely care for their children but are kept apart from them and are not allowed to have custody or visitation. Here's such a story and, frankly, it's probably going to dampen the eyes of at least a few of our New Jersey readers.
The father in this story met the mother of his child in 2005, when she was in the process of separating from her husband. They began dating and soon moved in together and began raising the woman's two children from her previous relationship as well as the daughter they had together.