Better opportunity for reconciliation allowing the possibility to recover the family “on the edge ”.
Facilitate healing of relationships to the extent that the family can remain in tact for all family members concerned.
Eliminate the court delays that prevent families to recover and work together to affect a new beginning.
Eliminates the obscene expense of legal action that diverts desperately needed funds from a family in crises.
Allows all family members to be treated equally with dignity and respect.
Removing the court inflicted gender bias that sabotages reconciliation. By making a level playing field increases immensely the possibility of alternative dispute resolution actions such as mediation.
Eliminates the confrontational court approach that pits mom against dad, using the kids as pawns, forcing the kids to choose between parents. This would help the family unit and minimize the alienation of kids, from siblings and parents.
With specific identification of default positions in law, accountabilities, rules and penalties, the need for enforcement will be all but eliminated and society’s resources instead focused on situations of legitimate abdication of responsibility or genuine needs of families in hardship.
Saving the family would minimize the occurrences of child poverty, low standards of living and bankruptcy.
As needs of the family change, adjustments can be made without court action and the resurfacing of past hurts.
Huge savings to taxpayers. The $billions spent on lawyers, judges and courts can be used instead to help prevent destruction of families and minimize incidence of poverty and resolve issues with a more humane and family centric approach.