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Blog from Custody Minefield - gender bias in court 4 years 3 months ago #63953

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DadTalk Moderator... I'm not legally trained and my responses are my own views based on my experiences of the family court. I have plenty of common sense and can offer you emotional support and guide you to answers.

Blog from Custody Minefield - gender bias in court 4 years 3 months ago #63968

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That's pretty interesting

This...

I remember one case where a litigant had entered a 200 page statement, and the interim hearings had gone badly for him. For three years he’d only seen his child in a contact centre, despite there being no welfare concerns. I was asked to help. Reading the statement (which took some time), and buried in it, I found supervised contact reports which showed extremely positive contact. The rest was fluff and unnecessary, and needed stripping away to two central questions “is contact positive for the child?” and “is there any reason why matters should not progress to unsupervised overnights?”. The answers were yes to the first, no to the second, and evidence clearly supported those findings. The problem was, few judges would read through a 200 page statement. A fortnight later, with some vicious pruning, the child was asleep at the father’s house.


... is is advice worth followng.

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