The use of Affidavits in Family Court
I do not think that the use of the affidavit is necessarily a good thing.
You take a couple that have split, family is separated from the man, the women generally has rights over the children and she does not want to communicate. Then she gets to release her bowels on paper, causing yet more bitterness, the man must respond bitterly too???
He has no idea what lies are going to be told in further affidavits and in the process of things, he must put forth his affidavit and then she gets to reply with all manner of BS, that then he has no ability to respond to, not even in a Conference, so yet another set of affidavits, sent out just before going to court and again she cuts his balls, right when he felt he was up to standing up for himself and his kid, it is blow after blow after blow.
I do not see the affidavit as constructive in a family process…it can be hellishly destructive, and then what purpose does that serve, only pockets of professionals that hound you along the dark court path. Years can go by and the professionals are still saying ‘yes, we must resolve this for the childrens’ sake”.. by this time this children are not such children any more, and what have they all learned…It does not matter apparantly as long as it is resolved in the end…what? in the end of time???
Supervised mediation must come before all of the shit process ensues. Regardless of a protection order. The emotion should be released before you can talk future resolutions for families…not carried on and swell to overflowing and continuing hatred, mistrust and no forgiveness to be had.
Hopefully it can end there and the family stuff gets sorted, before it gets taken over by lawyers, counsellors and other vultures of the separating family, no damn court process necessary.