Family Court not for revenge
What is the world coming to? Mainstream media finally saying something sensible about the Family Court!
Herald on Sunday editorial: Family Court not for revenge
Groups representing fathers have long claimed, with some plausibility, that the Family Court process routinely holds fathers’ rights as less important than mothers’, for example by granting orders ex parte (so the father does not even know the matter is being heard, much less get a chance to be represented).
I can’t argue with this:
As its name implies, the [Family] court is constituted primarily to protect the rights of children and to ensure that they are not unduly penalised by the changes in their parents’ emotional inclinations. It is not there to make counsellors rich or to provide state-sanctioned methods of getting even.