Then I glanced at Mr Justice McFarlane's Key Note Address to the Resolution National Conference, in the copy of Resolution's monthly Review that I have just received. Near the end of his speech he says that he believes that it is of the utmost importance to ensure that each parent thinking of coming to the court understands (inter alia) that each of them, and not the court, has equal responsibility for making arrangements post-separation for their child (my italics). This reminded me of something that I (and no doubt others) have often considered.
Would it not be most helpful if parliament made a clear unequivocal pronouncement that, upon separation, both parties have an equal say in arrangements for their children, and that that pronouncement was backed up by a sustained national campaign, drumming the message home so that it became 'common knowledge'? Would this not reduce the likelihood of conflict between separating parents? Or am I just talking rubbish? Your views