Thank you also for your thoughtful comment. Hi, Previous Next. you may have made some valid points. Arguement over. It is a massive part of the problem that access to justice is becoming unaffordable for many, I agree. There are a few things in the above post that I agree with or would enjoy discussing further, but I’ve just had a puncture on the car and I have to change the tyre before leaving the office. Hi Social Services procedures that all allegations and concerns must be subjected to thorough, impartial enquiries to discover whether they have any credibility before a man’s freedoms are interfered with. A woman can never be equal to a man and never, ever will a man be able to equal a woman’s touch in child-care particularly with HER OWN BABY. in the new area of study referred to. Please bear with me. I don’t agree with your characterisation of ‘pretty much all’ women as ‘deceitful and manipulative’ often put before the court and it recognises that miscarriages of justice result from it. I would not have to decide ,mainly on the hearsay evidence of largely female SW’s and the various opposing allegations and counter allegations from opposing parents. Takes us back to my initial point about gender impunity to the responsibility for creating a human. Giving the rest of us a bad name. Have no respect for the family court system. No-one ,surely, will argue with that. This is about the choices people make and the values they have. I would say professionals ignore them by choice because they don’t like to admit unpleasant truths or because they just don’t know the answer. It is disgraceful assault upon common sense and the rule of law. So what is your point Kirt? Once born, that child is entitled to support from the adults who made him/her and the court will enforce that. Also, does the public view female judges on state courts as more likely to rely on ideology when ruling in cases? Then the abuse began creeping in again. The victim’s barrister would speak out and protest. Having read all the comments down to this point I can comfortably state Factseeker that yours comes across as the only balanced and completely unbias I have so far read, articulate and based on multiple life experience. The comment about ‘blood on our hands’ relates to the lack of proper support for a mentally ill teenager. Children report abuse and so do parents but are ignored. In practice this often means that a judge, often a male judge, biased and imperious, defines that phrase. Do I think the courts are biased? It has to be enforced.Thus if the LA’ flout procedures and make no real effort to discuss support or offer it perhaps not even talking tp parents the lawyers should protest. Consider the court room a battlefield, rather than a place for justice and protection of children or victims of family violence. I agree with you that we need to be encouraging people to talk openly and honestly at the very outset of a relationship about how they seem themselves parenting and what they would do if they split up. After that statement I could not take anything else you posted as credible. I will look up these journals with interest.. Bruce Duncan Perry certainly has had a very interesting life by all accounts. This would cut out a lot of family court squabbling. I wouldn’t do it if I didn’t. Guess who gets paid first by the state….Judges…..So yes there is collusion, fraud, and bias because most of the time not always the father makes the most money. This is not something that happens only in family court, let me insert anecdotal evidence here. in this ‘new area of study’ that you are involved with/have been working on. Prevention is better than cure. During my marriage I was never abusive towards my ex wife or family and yet during the divorce proceedings I was wrongly accused of emotional abuse and domestic violence. How ON EARTH is that the ‘job’ of the lawyers to put right? If you find what I say hectoring, abusive or unhelpful – don’t engage. Gender Bias in Family Court: 4 Huge Ways Courts are Penalizing Men. I agree, but do you feel that this applies to women in the same way? Thanks therefore for engaging politely and I am glad you have found the thread interesting. ” This is very new area of study. We are drawing together a series of research threads that are seeking to test the proposition that the Family Justice system has a gender bias. The interests of children are paramount to their parents and natural families but neither they nor their families count much to the Child-Protection Authorities where money is concerned. I have not seen my child for more than five years due to an intentional policy of alienation pursued with impunity by his mother. Ours doesn’t, and hasn’t for a long time. Even if he was cleared in court, the family court lawyers can operate their zero-tolerance protocol. When it was first brought in ,lawyers and medical experts examined research etc. It shocked my mother when I pointed her biased attitude towards the particular ‘mother’ that destroyed her son. Many thanks Fact-Seeeker Hope readers understand and that this helps the discussion along. His mother moved house and changed her email and phone. Litigation aims. So the court should promote instead of hinder the establishment of this bond for both, and maintain it when it is already there. But if you merely see your blog as soap box to lecture others who are not permitted to disagree with you then that’s hardly a suitable platform for debate and not one I’m particularly interested in engaging with. There is no point in spending my entire life fighting a battle I cannot win. From my experience, professionals really do not understand the manipulation and acting ability of the controlling partner whether male or female. Of course the facts will be tested rigidly and correct procedure followed. B is arrested again, and released after two hours no charges. I don’t think anyone can possibly ‘know’ this – its a matter for the Judge. Same with the educationalists and social workers, one minute they are castigating working mums for leaving children too early and the next for not sending them to nursery. Then the biggest mistake a woman makes is to let it go; violence should be reported at least to the family elders and both sets of brothers and sisters if not the Police or there is a chance it will get worse. The diffidence and seeming passivity of the lawyers and their failure to question false evidence in real depth stands out for clients in the Courtroom. you repeat again Ok then, explain to me how every single day I can read in UK newspapers or in online postings, complaints by women that the family courts didn’t believe them and chose their violent ex to parent their children? The President hopes this situation will improve by growth of digital court and consequent ability to ‘mine’ digital systems for data. There is now plenty of evidence that negative early childhood experiences with their caregiver, can result in reduced brain volumes and connections in very important ways. I put it to you that a non believer in the diseased legal system is a dad who has been through the family court and every person who works in it should feel a little bit ashamed. Readers with there eyes wide open will now see that I am right. None of us deny , however, that at least an element of bias must exist in the Family Court especially against the male gender when most of the professionals involved including the Judge perhaps are female. However my son can never have another father. Many thanks for your reply which makes me feel we very much agree in principle, but I know of so many people who have had applications for enforcement of an order for contact fail, or a significantly different credibility given by CAFCASS officers or judges to mothers’ statements than to dads’. Let me explain again; the professionals have different brain-sets than normal people, for example many of them are totally but wrongly convinced it is their duty to remove children from parents if they think there is an element of risk of significant harm in the future. this is highlighted in cases where there are allegations of DV, child abuse etc.. early, compulsory education about the realities of parenting and the need for BOTH parents to be involved. 90% of equity given to my wife. All I can hope is that anyone reading this acknowledges that this is unjust and that based on this case and many similar ones (though its all anecdotal) the family courts are biased at best and have a nefarious agenda at worst. As regards mums who flout private court orders as to contact with Dad, then there should be no room for judges to exercise discretion which may or may not be biased. I do appreciate your time and honesty. Well, I am certainly not biased against women. Is that down to Family Law? Bar a ver few, absolutely everyone does it. Abuse is wrong. Hard to say without statistics. Unfortunately I just do data science, I’m not a psychologist, so I have to call my views on the *why* part speculation. And when I found my mother she was living on the streets, a broken and poorly woman. A arrives at the property and calls the police. Most natural parents would put their child first in such circumstances and would even go for private treatment if they possibly could. The family court is as good a place as any to recognise the harm they do. It’s a complete scam! In previous discussions we have wondered why it is that some men (a small majority) are over-controlling and sometimes even resort to violence when unhappy with their home life etc. Recording a court hearing to put on Youtube may get you sent to prison. Entering the work place more employment oppertunities ect. Whilst I was going through my divorce, two work colleagues of mine were doing the same. 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