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ROLL BACK OF THE MARRIAGE LAW (AMENDMENT BILL 2010)
Written by TWB
Saturday, 11 August 2012 15:14
India- Hundreds of Child Rights and Social Activists are heading to New Delhi to protest at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi against implementation of the proposed “No Fault Divorce Law” on 18th August, 2012. Many Social activists and Victims of Gender Bias laws from Bangalore are also participating in the above Dharna
CRISP is an NGO dedicated to the cause of Child Rights and Shared Parenting since 2008. Our organization is run by people who recognize the serious effects of Parental Alienation of children due to single parent families on account of divorce or separation. CRISP is committed to fight against alienation of children from their parent(s) in the ever increasing divorce/ separation rates, which is due to current loosely drafted family law which stands against the customary and cultural values of our society. CRISP also focuses on furthering the rights of children to remain connected with both biological parents. We are a pro-family and a pro-life organization, our aims, objectives and goals based on research findings are to promote family harmony in our society. We are a large group of people from all walks of life, like software engineers, doctors, teachers, businessmen, and social workers etc, to address this burning issue in our society.
They urged all separated parents to see the “bigger picture” and consider the harm that legal disputes cause children. Lord Justice McFarlane said mothers and fathers had “a responsibility and a duty” to help children maintain contact with the other parent.
The Government has announced plans to reform the law to enable fathers to see their children. The changes would to spell out the right of children to have a “meaningful relationship” with both parents after a separation.
The judge was speaking at the conclusion of a legal battle between an unmarried couple who had a six-year relationship. In 2008, the mother left home without warning, taking her daughters, who were then aged four and one, and refusing to let the father see them.
She accused the father of abusive behaviour, but nine of the 10 allegations were unproven. At one court hearing, he admitted spitting at the mother on one occasion. A district judge who heard the case in 2009 noted that the father was a “forceful character” whom the mother found difficult to resist.
In February this year, the father, from the Swindon area, was banned by a family judge from having any direct contact with his children, now nine and six. The father was told he could send his daughters cards, letters and gifts once a month, but could not see them because it would be too distressing for their mother.
The county court judge said that she would be “unable to cope” with the father seeing the children after she broke down in court and said the thought of it made her feel “exhausted”.
The father’s lawyers challenged the judge’s decision, saying it had been based on a “momentary” display of emotion from the mother in the witness box and the views of a “lone” psychologist, who supported her case. The decision also went against the view of the independent advocate appointed for the children.
The father’s barrister, Sarah Evans, told the Court of Appeal: “It is a fundamental tenet of the law of this country that, save in exceptional circumstances, children have a right to a meaningful relationship with both parents.” The appeal judges accepted that the father’s exile from his own children’s lives violated his rights.
Lord Justice McFarlane recognised that it was “a very big ask” for the mother to accept that her children’s best interests lay in having two parents, not just one.
“Where, however, it is plainly in the best interests of a child to spend time with the other parent then, tough or not, part of the responsibility of the parent with care must be the duty and responsibility to deliver what the child needs, hard though that may be,” he said.
The judge, sitting with Lord Justice Rix and Lord Justice Tomlinson, overturned the family judge’s order and directed the mother to “facilitate” contact. The process will take place under the supervision of a court-appointed guardian.
The Bharatinagar Residents’ Forum, on Tuesday, distributed 200 blankets to senior citizens from the deprived sections of society.
The blankets were distributed by Kannada actor Jaimala, her actor daughter Soundarya Jaimala, and Kumar Jahgirdar, president of Children’s Rights Initiative for Shared Parenting (CRISP), at the Gangamma Temple in Cox Town. Forum president N.S. Ravi said that this was the 11th consecutive year that they were distributing blankets to the underprivileged. “Last year we gave blankets to slum children. This is our way of giving back to society,” he said.
He said that a similar event will be organised next month for orphaned children.
Give up job, stay with your parents: HC to Sangli woman
The court gave the ruling while hearing the petition of a woman from Sangli, seeking interim custody of the boy who has been living with his father for the past year and a half. In her petition, she accused the husband of taking the child away forcibly.
After speaking to the child and the woman’s parents, the court concluded that if she were to continue in her job in Lonavala after getting the boy’s custody, the father, who stays 35km away from her parents’ house in Sangli, would find it difficult to reach him. “Hence, the mother cannot be allowed to live in Lonavala and claim interim custody of the child. She would then only be entitled to access,” the court said.
The temperatures are hot. The kids are out of school. It's officially summer! And with summer, say goodbye to your daily routine and hello to possible chaos. This sentiment especially rings true if you have gone through a divorce and have to worry about child-custody agreements.
It's no surprise that summer vacations can often lead to a fight with your former spouse about where and when you take your children away for the summer. It's not fun for you or your ex, and it's certainly not fun for your children. Here are a few tips to consider to ensure your summer vacation plans don't get ruined. Child custody in the summertime doesn't have to get ugly!
A study has found that a gene, AVPR1A, and in particular one of its alleles, called RS3 can influence maternal behaviour.
The findings, published in the latest Royal Society Biology Letters, strengthen the growing body of evidence supporting that genetics can affect parenting skills.
"Based on previous studies and our current study, it is safe to say that some parental behaviours, such as sensitivity, supportiveness and responsiveness are, in part, genetically influenced," co-author Ariel Knafo told Discovery News.
TEMPE, Ariz. – The public favors equal custody for children of divorce, according to findings in a pair of studies by Arizona State University researchers that will appear in the May 2011 journal Psychology, Public Policy, and Law.
The authors cited polls and ballot initiatives that showed there was great public support for equal custody. But the new research goes further by showing that in a series of hypothetical cases those surveyed had a strong preference for dividing the child's time equally between mother and father, and that was so even when there were high levels of parental conflict for which both parents were equally to blame.
In recent weeks, the volatile dynamic of child custody cases has triggered several violent eruptions in South Florida, including a murder-suicide involving a Pembroke Pines man and the torching of a Boynton Beach woman doused with gasoline and set on fire by an ex-boyfriend.
Both incidents took place in public places selected for the hand-over of a child from one parent to the other.