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    • 23.09.07 | 18:10 (IST)

    I have heard social workers and judges state that “mothers need their children and that’s the way it will be.” I know judges who eliminate from consideration, psychologists who give Parenthood Evaluations recommending joint custody or that the father be the custodian. I have heard judges and social workers state the children belong with mothers in order to redress past discrimination against women. "Individual attention" should start from a point of legal neutrality - i.e., joint physical and legal custody. If either or both parents are unfit, individual attention would make corrections that judges must justify legally. The current system uses children as an anti-father battleground, the weapon and the prize. Everybody but over priced lawyers loses.

    from the article: An eyeful of mothers
    First published 00:00 23.09.07 | Last updated 00:00 23.09.07
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