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All,

We have just had a high level report in the UK on our Family Law system.

A principal recommendation is that fathers should have NO legal right to see their children.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/family/8863960/Fathers-denied-a-right-to-see-children.html

An argument that keeps occurring is the Australian experience.

1.Is it true that research has shown that the period of Shared Parenting was such a disaster?

2.Is the political consensus totally against shared parenting?

3.Is there any chance of a return to statutory Shared Parenting?

Kingsley Miller

Please see my YouTUBE Channel;

http://www.youtube.com/user/evenToddlers1?feature=mhum#g/u

Kingsley Miller is the author of 'even Toddlers Need Fathers', a critique of the principle of 'Maternal Deprivation' as applied in family courts, which Professor Sir Michael Rutter described as an, 'interesting and informative guide'. He has also received a letter from Buckingham Palace stating, 'It was thoughtful of you to enclose a copy of your book 'even Toddlers Need Fathers' and Her Majesty has noted your concerns'.
Kip said
All,

We have just had a high level report in the UK on our Family Law system.

A principal recommendation is that fathers should have NO legal right to see their children.

http://www.telegraph.c...ight-to-see-children.html

An argument that keeps occurring is the Australian experience.

1.Is it true that research has shown that the period of Shared Parenting was such a disaster?

2.Is the political consensus totally against shared parenting?

3.Is there any chance of a return to statutory Shared Parenting?

Kingsley Miller

Please see my YouTUBE Channel;

http://www.youtube.com...oddlers1?feature=mhum#g/u
 
Hi Kip, I saw that report, what a disgrace!

The Australian experience has been that of those parents who choose shared parenting, most are happy with the outcome. There is a big effort being made by the current Government, which is dominated by a particularly nasty anti-male group called Emily's List, to change the law so that it becomes possible for mothers to make unsubstantiated claims of violence against fathers during Family Court matters that will then be used to prevent shared care orders being made. The opposition has expressed its concern with this legislation and will hopefully rescind it when it gains office after the next election.

Best of luck with the fight in the UK. you poor buggers have had to put up with years of Blairism and the egregious Harman - it's a wonder you haven't all simply left.
Is there any chance of a return to statutory shared parenting?

Kingsley Miller is the author of 'even Toddlers Need Fathers', a critique of the principle of 'Maternal Deprivation' as applied in family courts, which Professor Sir Michael Rutter described as an, 'interesting and informative guide'. He has also received a letter from Buckingham Palace stating, 'It was thoughtful of you to enclose a copy of your book 'even Toddlers Need Fathers' and Her Majesty has noted your concerns'.
There's never been statutory shared parenting.It was only ever an option available subject to certain provisions and still is. All that's happening is that the Govt wants to broaden the definition of violence and reduce the evidentiary and substantiation requirements, so that it makes it easier for women to claim violence and hence thwart shared parenting, since violence is a recognised ground for doing so.
Very, very helpful!

Kingsley Miller is the author of 'even Toddlers Need Fathers', a critique of the principle of 'Maternal Deprivation' as applied in family courts, which Professor Sir Michael Rutter described as an, 'interesting and informative guide'. He has also received a letter from Buckingham Palace stating, 'It was thoughtful of you to enclose a copy of your book 'even Toddlers Need Fathers' and Her Majesty has noted your concerns'.
Kip said
Is there any chance of a return to statutory shared parenting?
There has never been statutory shared parenting in Australia. The closest by law is that unless otherwise ordered, parents have shared parental responsibility. The law if after not excluding reasons against then goes on to say that equal time should be considered and then that again other factors such as being reasonable and practical. If it drops through that then substantial and significant time is considered which again has to be reasonable and practical.

Here's a link to a judgement that goes through this process amongst other things, which was the last I was looking at Wheldon & Dinh [2010] FamCA 740 (20 August 2010)

Last edit: by MikeT

I have passed the link on. The point being that Australia 'amended' existing Acts rather than introduce a new one - Many, many thanks for the kind interest, kip

Kingsley Miller is the author of 'even Toddlers Need Fathers', a critique of the principle of 'Maternal Deprivation' as applied in family courts, which Professor Sir Michael Rutter described as an, 'interesting and informative guide'. He has also received a letter from Buckingham Palace stating, 'It was thoughtful of you to enclose a copy of your book 'even Toddlers Need Fathers' and Her Majesty has noted your concerns'.
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