Family Law Reform


How should family law be conducting business? It is actually quite simple! The problem is of course that the states receive federal funding to separate children from one of their parents and over 80% of the time nationally, that parent is the father.

There are of course other issues which come into play when a court decides what should be the, “Best Interest Of Our Children” and those issues consist of, gender-bias, a feminist agenda to control the children to generate federal VAWA funding and the destruction of the family unit.

What is the resolve? Again it is simple and as follows:
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1. Every Government issue a proclamation declaring that both parents are equally important in the raising and care of their children.

2. Every government commission a study of the family courts systems in their country to evaluate their impact on parents and children after divorce or separation and particularly the negative impact of courts have regarding the relationships of fathers and their children and the resulting impact on our children.

3. Each government fund a commission to enable the production of Public Service Announcements and brochures designed to promote education and policies which would bring both parents and their children closer together.

FAMILY LAW

Fathers-4-Justice® demands that:

1. It should be each government’s public policy that it is in the public interest as well as the best interest of children and families to encourage parents to share the rights and responsibility of child rearing. To this end Fathers-4-Justice® demands that each government enact legislation stating that a rebuttable presumption of 50/50 joint physical and legal custody be the starting point custody disputes for fit parents where this is desired by at least one parent AND that such an arrangement should be supported and encouraged. Parenting time should be “maximized”. The parties should anticipate, that those administering or supervising domestic cases (i.e., family court) will make every effort to maximize the time parents have with their children to avoid rendering either of the parties a loser in the action, and to maximize the likelihood that children will have both natural parents involved in a meaningful way. Children want, love, and need two parents.

2. It should be each governments’ public policy that frequent and continuing contact between minor children and both parents if the parents have separated or dissolved their marriage, is presumed to be beneficial to the children for all fit parents.

3. All governments must modify their policy of enforcing only the monetary support portion of family court decrees to include equally stringent enforcement of parenting time portions of those decrees.

4. “Move away” laws should be enacted and enforced in every government that prohibit a parent from moving the Child(ren) a substantial distance from the other parent without the written agreement of the other parent to assure a meaningful relationship is maintained with the non-moving parent and that a stable living environment may continue for the child(ren).

5. Each government enact gender neutral Domestic Kidnapping laws that make it a crime with severe mandatory penalties for either parent to move and hide the identity and location of a child from the other parent. In addition, each government must have reciprocal enforcement agreements with all other governments.

6. Every government protect our military and civilian men and women from domestic court proceedings taking place while they are away on active duty or required to be temporary relocated and unable to appear or contest such proceedings. This protection should include but not be limited to establishing or changing support orders, custody issues, moving the children and divorce proceedings.

7. Family Bill of Rights

a). Must be established in all Governments.

b). A family bill of rights must be provided to each parent when married or when a motion for divorce, custody or child support is filed or served.

8. That every family court and judges be required to publish and have available to the public detailed statistics regarding custody requests made and decisions rendered.

9. That every family and juvenile court be open to the public and media without exception.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Fathers-4 Justice® hereby demands that:

1. Judges, prosecutor’s and other court personnel should attend educational conferences on domestic violence (DV) structured to avoid the present gender bias that ignores or discounts domestic violence by women against both men and children.

2. Properly trained Case Evaluators should screen each domestic violence case with the goal of arriving at mutually agreeable solutions in an atmosphere of communication and compromise.

3. Evidentiary standards and procedures should be reviewed and revised by in domestic violence cases and such standards and procedures should be revised whenever gender bias is found and that this review should be done on a continuous basis by a gender neutral state funded committee.

4. Each government’s application for VAWA funding be reviewed by the Attorney General to determine the extent to which the application of such funds have been illegally denied funding and to determine the extent to which the services provided meet the gender neutral requirements of the Violence Against Women Act.

5. False allegations of domestic violence, child abuse and sexual abuse should be made a criminal offence with severe but appropriate mandatory sentencing.

CHILD SUPPORT / MAINTENANCE

Fathers-4 Justice® hereby demands that:

1. Governments should finance a Commission to conduct a detailed study of the root causes of the child support arrearages and make recommendations of new methods to reduce arrearages without having to resort to incarceration and other methods that would not limit the income or parenting time of the obligor.

2. Child support should be based on the basic costs of supporting a child (food, clothing and housing) and should not include “disguised alimony”.

3. Child support should terminate at age 18 or upon graduation from high school whichever comes last.

4. No parent should be required to fund a child’s college education.

5. Child support must consider the costs associated with supporting the children in BOTH the mother’s and father’s households. Support must follow the child.

PATERNITY FRAUD AND CERTIFICATES OF BIRTH

1. Paternity fraud should be made a criminal offense with mandatory penalties.

2. Child support paid in fraudulent pretexts’ should be recoverable by the obligor with no statute of limitations.

3. DNA testing at birth should be mandatory for unmarried, married or divorcing couples PRIOR to establishing paternity.