Sunday, 7 September 2008

Penalties for partners who block child access

About time too.

Fathers have been campaigning for this for a long time. The courts nearly always give care and control to the Mother. And while there are stiff penalties for fathers who default on their responsibilities - usually payment of child support - there have been none for mothers who do not allow fathers to see their children. And sadly use of the children as tools in post marital disputes is only too common.

Of course community service is the last resort, but that these women need is a better understanding of what the absence of their fathers does to their children. It is essential to the children's well being that they are not in the middle of a fight. But some people are too wrapped up in their own concerns to see that

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