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I'll accept that fathers - on the whole - will have more money than mothers to spend in the family courts, though mothers are more likely to get legal aid. I'll also accept there are more groups set up to support fathers and coordinate McKenzie Friends, but that is a consequence of the greater risk to fathers that they will lose their children, and most of these organisations will support mothers equally.
This solution has been suggested before but is rarely workable. Believe it or not, some parents don't want 50:50.
How would you enforce such an arrangement on a seaprating couple where one party works night shifts and the other part time? Would you insist upon 50:50?
Care of children has to be dealt with on a case by case basis. By consent if possible as enforcing a regime on people is never going to 'sit right' with one or, more probably, both parents.