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This is a “without prejudice” attempt to outline the Retreat Strategy in thirty minutes.
This is an idealised “Retreat” process.
Although the ideal process has never been undertaken, a number of fathers have carried out some of the process below and all have been successful – retaining children and home.
A few days before the first court hearing for his divorce, the father will assemble his children and all the children’s relatives for a final party. Each relative will bring their final gift for the child, and will give the child a written farewell letter, which will say that if the court hearing does not meet their father’s requirements, they will never again have any contact whatsoever with the child, and will never again give any financial or other support to the child.
[Close neighbours could also be brought in and do as the relatives do.]
The father will give a similar letter to his child, and will give to the child his final present.
The father will swear an affidavit to the effect that should the court order fail to meet his needs, he will never again have any contact whatsoever with his child, and he will never again work on the white economy.
The father will assemble the following documents into a bundle which will be forwarded to the judge well in advance of the first court hearing.
The father should not attend any court hearing. In principle, the court hearings should be cancelled by the judge, since there is nothing to be done in court apart from the judge writing the court order prescribed by the father.
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