Can we have a section where changes to the divorce system can be discussed/honed?
It won't change if we don't push - and we are best placed to improve it. www.familylawweek.co.uk/library.asp?i=3466
Lord Justice Thorpe:
" any proposed reform of the MCA has been dropped "like a hot brick" by the Government despite their well publicised intention to tackle the issue way back in 1998. The Money and Property Committee of the Family Justice Council have raised the matter with the Law Commission, who were due to discuss it at a Commissioners meeting in October 2007. Given the silence since then, Lord Justice Thorpe felt there was no reason to suppose that it has been adopted as part of their programme. "
I'm up for that - no point in complaining and then not doing anything about it. I know some people might be at a stage in their lives when even thinking about things like that may be to much but for those of us that are ok with it....
I quite like the look of Australin family law also , especially if 1 party is deciding to go bankrupt or get an IVA to spite the other party normally the higher earner, the family court need to know of this first.I think our Family laws are so out dated and need urgent attention, as many web sites i have read regarding children and divorce state this .
Divorce typically results in a severe decline in the standard of living for most custodial mothers and their children. Economic hardship increases the risk of psychological and behavioural problems among children and may negatively affect their nutrition and health.
Studies show that children’s outcomes - especially measures of academic achievement - are related to the level of household income following divorce. This demonstrates the importance of affordable childcare and effective child support enforcement to reduce economic hardship.
In addition to the stresses detailed above divorce often results in other stressful events for children such as moving house and changing schools. This reinforces the importance for children of improving lone parents' access to permanent housing if they become homeless.
And were told children are seen as the priority hmmmm i beg to differ from my experience so far.