I have met and heard the tragic stories of many parents. PA is a function, by and large, of a custodial ex-partner, although some alienation can start while the couple is still together.

This blog is a story of experiences and observations of dysfunctional Family Law (FLAW), an arena pitting parent against parent, with children as the prize. Due to the gender bias in Family Law, that I have observed, this Blog has evolved from a focus solely on PA to one of the broader Family/Children's Rights area and the impact of Feminist mythology on Canadian Jurisprudence and the Divorce Industry.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Equal Parenting has merit

DID YOU KNOW? Key Points Regarding the Value of: EQUAL PARENTING (Rebuttable Presumptive Post-Divorce Equal Parenting Legislation) EQUAL PARENTING is in the best interests of children. (Dr. Robert Bauserman, the American Psychological Association, Journal of Family Psychology, March 2002; Dr. Edward Kruk, Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, Vol. 43(3/4), August 2005; Dr. Warren Farrell, Author, Father and Child Reunion, 2001.) ---------------------------------------------------------------- EQUAL PARENTING is desired by children themselves. (Dr. Edward Kruk, Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, Vol. 43(3/4), August 2005.) ---------------------------------------------------------------- EQUAL PARENTING reduces domestic violence, conflict, and false allegations of abuse. (Dr. Edward Kruk, Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, Vol. 43(3/4), August 2005; Dr. Robert Bauserman, the American Psychological Association, Journal of Family Psychology, March 2002.) ---------------------------------------------------------------- EQUAL PARENTING would stop the massive transfer of wealth from children's standard of living into lawyer's and other disabling professional's pockets. (This statement is self-evident. [Evidence showing expenditures directly by parents to lawyers (about $25,000 per client) because of divorce litigation include: Canadian Lawyer Magazine, The Going Rate, September 2003; Regina Shared Parenting Network, Internal Survey, 2004; Durham Women's Organization [Durham Region, Ontario], [http://www.durhamresponsetowomanabuse.com/report/focus.html], Report, The Focus Group Research 52 Women Speak Out.) ---------------------------------------------------------------- EQUAL PARENTING continues the pre-divorce advantages for children of having both parents fully involved with their lives. (This statement is self-evident. [Also, see: Dr. Edward Kruk, Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, Vol. 43(3/4), August 2005].) ---------------------------------------------------------------- EQUAL PARENTING supports the current extensive involvement of fathers in raising their children. (Dr. Edward Kruk, Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, Vol. 43(3/4), August 2005; Dr. Warren Farrell, Author, Father and Child Reunion, 2001.) ---------------------------------------------------------------- EQUAL PARENTING reduces divorce rates. (Dr. Margaret F. Brinig, Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, Indiana; Dr. Douglas W. Allen, Burnaby Mountain Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia; Dr. Sanford Braver, Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tucson, Arizona, Divorced Dads: Shattering the Myths, 1998; F. H. Buckley, Associate Dean, Foundation Professor of Law, George Mason School of Law: Executive Director George Mason Law and Economics Center, George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia.) ---------------------------------------------------------------- EQUAL PARENTING stops the removal of children to a distant jurisdiction by one parent which, of course, is detrimental to a child's well-being given point number one above. (This statement is self-evident.) ---------------------------------------------------------------- EQUAL PARENTING was supported by the feminist movement in the 1960s and 1970s, and it supports the egalitarian feminist's desire for fathers to be equally involved in parenting. (Attorney Karen DeCrow, Former President of the U.S. National Organization for Women (NOW) (1974-1977), Syracuse News Times, January 5, 1994; Dr. Warren Farrell, Author, Father and Child Reunion Part 2 The Politics of Bringing Dad Home Again The Feminism That Was, 2001.) ---------------------------------------------------------------- EQUAL PARENTING is supported by both Erin Pizzey and Senator Anne Cools the founders of the women's shelter movement in the UK and Canada respectively. (Erin Pizzey, Author and Journalist, [http://www.sossandra.org/author/erin-pizzey]; Senator Anne Cools, [http://www.sen.parl.gc.ca/acools/], [http://www.fact.on.ca/news/news0211/rg021114.htm].) ---------------------------------------------------------------- EQUAL PARENTING is a basic human rights issue for both children and parents. (Dr. Michael Ignatieff, Author and Member of Parliament, Parliament of Canada, The Rights Revolution, Chapter IV, 2000.) ---------------------------------------------------------------- EQUAL PARENTING reduces suicide and suicide ideation. (Dr. A. J. Kposowa, Department of Sociology, University of California, Riverside, California, ?Marital Status and Suicide in the National Longitudinal Mortality Study?, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, April 2000, and, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 2003, v57, #12; Dr. Pierre Baume, Head - Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia; Dr. Steven Stack, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 1996-97, v.34, #1.) ---------------------------------------------------------------- EQUAL PARENTING is only a small step past the standard court-ordered access of every other weekend and Wednesday evenings. (This statement is self-evident. [Not counting 10 hours per day of night-time nor 6 hours per day of school-time, current access orders equal about 48 hours every two weeks that the child would be with the access parent, which is about 38% of the time a child is awake and not at school].) ---------------------------------------------------------------- EQUAL PARENTING reduces non-compliance with child support orders. (Dr. Margaret F. Brinig, Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, Indiana; Dr. Sanford Braver, Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tucson, Arizona, Divorced Dads: Shattering the Myths, 1998; Dr. Warren Farrell, Author, Father and Child Reunion, 2001.) ---------------------------------------------------------------- EQUAL PARENTING IS SUPPORTED BY 80% OF THE CANADIAN PUBLIC! (SES Research, Toronto, Canada, February, 2007, [http://www.sesresearch.com/main.asp].) EQUAL PARENTING IS AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME! © 2007 Fathers 4 Justice Canada

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