"It is well know that many women lie to the police to prevent or restrict fathers access to their children. The Police and family courts not only turn a blind eye but their acceptance of this practice only encourages women to keep doing it.The email came from someone calling themself 'Justice in-the-family-court', although the petition was proposed by a David Reabow, who has previously proposed a petition "to Give children truly equal parents and bring back common sense to parenting."
Fathers are not guilty by default! They are usually the more level headed parent, willing to put the childs interests first and yet they are criminalised by the false accusations of their ex partners.
It is often the mothers who are breaking the law and putting their childs interests second to their own selfish and vindictive tendancies."
Like all family lawyers, I have come across mothers who make false accusations against fathers in an attempt to stop them having contact with their children, but I can't sign this petition. In my experience completely untrue allegations are rare, and where they are made the courts certainly do not 'turn a blind eye'. I also do not think it is true that fathers 'are usually the more level headed parent' - I make no distinction between mothers and fathers, and nor should the law. However, my main reason for not signing is that I do not think it would be at all helpful if more mothers were 'criminalised' in this way. It is already, of course, an offence to commit perjury (perhaps parties should be reminded of this), and involving the criminal law any further in what is a civil matter cannot be to the benefit of anyone, especially the children.