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.

Friday, May 22, 2009

In OZ ~ Shared parenting laws having an impact.

Don Leemburggen, Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Research conducted by the Child Support Agency shows increased co-operation between parents.

In February 2008, 34% of receiving parents and 40% of paying parents considered their relationship with the other parent “co-operative”. Research undertaken in August 2008 has seen this increase to 49% of receiving parents and 51% of paying parents.

I suspect that the shared parenting laws are having an impact.

Don Leemburggen is the resident Family Law specialist at Barry Nilsson Lawyers

BBC ~ Domestic violence ~ A frequently-cited statistic says domestic violence is the leading cause of death or injury for women aged 15-44.

Domestic violence

Home Office report - taken from the Home Office website
More or Less
Friday, 15 May 2009
BBC Radio 4, 1330 BST

A frequently-cited statistic says domestic violence is the leading cause of death or injury for women aged 15-44.

It has been widely reported and appears in government reports.

We explain why it is completely wrong.

And we ask how we can get better data on domestic violence.

Tim Harford takes apart a rogue statistic on domestic violence which has been circulating since the 1990s, questions news reports which suggest that the recession is hitting white collar workers hardest and reveals a new mathematical riddle - the Kate Bush conjecture. An Open University co production for BBC Radio 4.
Broadcast on:
BBC Radio 4, 8:00pm Sunday 17th May 2009
30 minutes
Available until:
12:00am Thursday 1st January 2099

Fathers 4 Justice Canada ~ Quebec ~ "Robin" may be free as a bird

Thu, 2009-05-21 16:01.
Shuyee Lee

"Robin" wants to avoid being caged.

A sentencing hearing was scheduled today for the guy who dressed up as Batman's sidekick and scaled the Jacques Cartier Bridge over a year ago to bring attention to the rights of single dads in custody cases.

The crown has agreed to Benoit Leroux's request for an unconditional discharge. The prosecutor had wanted a conditional discharge but Leroux, an engineer and divorced dad of a little girl, says that would have given him a criminal record. "It will make my life really difficult for working and for getting incomes and for going to the United States to see my daughter," says Leroux who was accompanied by a handful of supporters belonging to the advocacy group Fathers 4 Justice.

The crown and Leroux are proposing he do community work during the summer and then put off sentencing until September.

The judge did not close the door to this option, just pointing out they have to see where Leroux can do the work. Plus he wants to see proof Leroux would have trouble getting into the U.S. if he had a criminal record.

Since the judge's docket was full, he put off the hearing until next week. Leroux was found guilty last month of mischief and conspiracy stemming from the May 2005 stunt that snarled traffic for two and a half hours.