Tag: family law

Health Policy’s Elephant in the Room: Male Suicide

Commentary Over 20 years ago, Australian federal Member of Parliament Greg Wilton took his own life. The tragedy culminated in a series of events that highlight how poorly we deal with vulnerable men. Three weeks earlier, Wilton had been found “in a distressed state” with his children in a car in the national park, apparently…


Barbara Kay: Equal Shared Parenting Should Be Enshrined in Law in Canada

Commentary In March, West Virginia passed legislation entrenching a “rebuttable presumption” that, following separation, parents will enjoy equal time with their child(ren). That is, in the absence of reasonably suspected child jeopardy, judges will no longer award “custody” to either parent. Equal shared “parenting” (ESP) will be the norm. West Virginia joins Arizona (2013), Kentucky…


Supervised Child Contact Is State-Imposed Parental Alienation

Commentary There’s a thriving multi-million-dollar business at the heart of our family law system, which provides a classic example of how women’s advocacy groups have sewn up our justice system and are making life hell for many men. The children’s contact services were designed to provide supervised access between kids and risky parents and for…


‘Absolute Hell’: Anti-Father Bias in Family Law Needs Reforms, a Dad Says

After going through an onerous and expensive court battle seeking to prevent his children from being moved far away, only to fail in the end, Winnipeg father Frank Mane describes his experience with Canada’s family law system as “absolute hell.” Mane and his wife split up following 14 years of marriage after his wife had…


Framework for Parental Rights Should Be Left to Parliament to Decide Rather Than Unelected Courts, MP Says

The B.C. judge who recently declared that a woman in a polyamorous family relationship be named as a legal parent, alongside the child’s birth parents, said the ruling will bridge “a gap in the legislation,” but some say definitions of parent should be settled by elected officials, not judges. Conservative MP Arnold Viersen says he would…


Greg Ellis: Inside the Billion-Dollar Industry Pushing Family Breakdown

Family breakdown is the single greatest threat to American society, argues Greg Ellis in his new book, “The Respondent: Exposing the Cartel of Family Law.” Ellis says that every day, 4,000 children are separated from one of their parents in the family court system, which is biased against men and does not afford them due…


Australian Attorney-General Pans Critics of Family Court Merger

Attorney-General Christian Porter has panned critics of the now-successful Family Court merger, saying those opposing the move have a “vested interest” in maintaining the status quo. The Family Court’s merger with the Federal Court of Australia has received the Senate’s final tick of approval with support from crossbenchers Independent Senator Rex Patrick and One Nation…