Behind Closed Doors

Behind Closed Doors by Dean Marlo


The proportion of single fathers has stayed at around 10 percent for the past two decades.

What does it mean to be a parent?

Behind Closed Doors is about how the dream of being a father was set upon and will offer more than just a glimpse into the British legal system.

Experience first-hand how a family with three beautiful children was overtaken by a world of biases, harassment and abuse from within the family courts. Explore the highs and lows of parenthood, mental health, solicitor involvement, judges’ court orders and more, as well as the challenges and discrimination facing single fathers.

In this book, you will dive into how a parent can be persecuted and how change, both in society and the system, is a struggle. Abuse is abuse; whether by a partner, colleague, parent or individuals working within the system, it should be brought to account and condemned.

It is a heart-breaking, true story that examines what happens when the departments we all expect to provide us with honesty, morals and standards fail to uphold these values, and the impact it had on three children and their family.
With a little bit of humour, an overzealous solicitor and the shameful performance of family law, take a walk in a father’s shoes and try not to drift into deep waters…