Parents divorced when I was 8. Father remarrired. Arrangement see father every W/E. During these visits he took my gifts and toys from me, and gave them to his adoptive kids. One W/E I was told to go to bed at 6pm. I did'nt want to. My father put me in the car, drove me across town and left me on the doorstep of my mother, who was out. I was left alone and confused for 3 hours. Have not seen him since. I suffered great emotional pain distress and pain from this, and began bedwetting. The abandonemnt still causes me pain and hurt to this day. I am now an adult and my father is a successful bussinesman. He has cut me out of his Will and refuses any contact, with threatening solictors letters, when I have written him kind letters trying to seek reconsiliation Is there precendent for sueing for damages for the pain and suffering he has caused me. What he did was unfair, unjust and I feel I have paid the price enough now for being 'naughty' when I was 8, because I wanted to stay up past 6pm.
Arrangement post divorce was to meet my father every WE and be with my mother during the week: Further context: Father remarried: I attended wedding. Father took on two children by new wife (suspected that they are my half siblings, but not proven). This whole affair was so painful and hurtful I forgot it all until I was 19.
Province/Country relating to question : UK
All contact I have made is spurned.
Hello,I will do my best to help you with this.The treatment you have suffered at the hands of your father is awful and I have a lot of sympathy for what you have been through. Unfortunately, there is no legal remedy which I can offer you and which would lead to you recovering compensation. You refer to compensation for pain and suffering. That is something which is available, for example, in personal injury cases where it can established that:1. There is a duty of care;2. That duty has been breached; and3. The victim has suffered loss.So, road users all owe a duty to owe another. Where one person crashes into the back of another and it is clearly that persons fault, the breach of duty is established. The key then is establish that some loss has been suffered. Your situation is much more difficult and there is no such easily definable duty of care and breach of duty. I am afraid there is no precedent for this sort of case. Sorry that this is not the answer you would want but I have to be honest with you. Can I help you further?Best wishesJohn
solicitor with 8 years experience as a general practitioner
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