Book Details

A father fighting to remain in his daughter’s life. A mother determined to ruin the lives of her ex and child. A daughter caught in the middle.

An unimaginable story spanning over two decades. A father and his daughter, Sarah, are subjected to a mental and emotional war conducted by the mother, Kaitlyn. Forced to endure her narcissistic, sociopathic behaviors, Sarah and her father struggle to maintain and enjoy their relationship. Compelled to remain in his daughter’s life and rescue her from this ordeal, the father must learn to traverse the court system, while supporting his daughter during this battle of attrition. Will Sarah and her father survive Kaitlyn’s unrelenting onslaught? TEAR is not only an emotional, evocative, compelling story, but it also offers the reader an abundance of knowledge and information. Whether you are a parent contemplating divorce/separation or a single father, you will benefit from this book as it touches on topics such as: restraining orders, divorce, custody, child support, visitation, court motions/hearings/process/judgements, taxes, medical insurance, DSS Department of Social Services, DOR Department of Revenue- Child Support Enforcement, fathers’ rights, therapy, co-parenting and more.


Book Excerpt

It is now over 20 years since this dreadfully painful day transpired. I remember it vividly as if it happened just now. I had not seen my daughter in several months, other than the ten minutes I held her in court. I purchased her a cute, bean bag doll that smelled of baby powder. When I picked her up for my visitation, I hugged and kissed her while fighting back the pain and tears. I buckled Sarah into her car seat and gave her the doll. She held it against her chest with one arm. I repeatedly looked at her in the rear-view mirror while driving home. She had a very confused, blank facial expression. It was then that our eyes met and I heard a soft, tiny voice say, “Yeah, Daddy is home.” I burst into tears and cried the rest of the way home.


About the Author

Jonathan Powers

Jonathan Powers is a loving father and the author of the book TEAR. He plunges the reader into his world giving a personal, immersive view of his life with his daughter, describing the pain and suffering they experienced. Jonathan offers knowledge while deeply illuminating us to the workings of the Probate and Family courts, discussing his view on the psychological aspects of the divorce/separation process, and providing insightful thoughts regarding numerous scenarios one may experience during court proceedings. Jonathan writes with a straightforward style while opening his heart and sharing his life experiences, often in a gut-wrenching manner that is sure to pull at your heart strings.