Monday, September 21, 2009

Children must see dad, like it or not: Family Court

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Charles Pragnell of the National Council for Children Post-Separation is quoted as saying "How can it be in their best interests to force them into a relationship?" I would say the same way that forcing them to go to school, go to bed, brush their teeth, etc is.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

“Deadbeat Judges: How Courts Disenfranchise Fathers”

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Children often become pawns in divorce battles

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"And our judicial system doesn't exactly encourage cooperation. Our adversarial system encourages a winner take all approach. While some lawyers prefer a more collaborative approach others play it as a zero-sum game. Many discourage compromise and encourage their clients to take uncompromising positions."

Fighting for Liam: Michael McCarty Journeys to Italy in Hopes of Regaining Custody of Son

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Saturday, September 05, 2009

Crumbling legal aid system gets boost

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Bentley says "The law should work in the best interests of children and give everybody more information, tools, supports and means for resolving these often very emotional issues much earlier," rather than years later when the kids have been caught in the tussle between parents, he said."

I only wish Bentley would acknowledge that, in the majority of cases, it is in the best interest of the children to have their fathers play a meaningful part in their lives. A major problem with the Family Law situation is that custodial parents routinely violate Court Orders regarding joint custody and/or access but nothing is done about it. That is to they they are in Contempt of Court, but the Court dose not care.