In our Country, the vote is the only currency that will elicit a response from our governments. It’s time to get the family on the agenda and demand our representatives ensure that all family members are treated equally, with the respect they deserve and in accordance with the human rights mandated in laws.
Our overall objective should be to GET FOOCN – (Families Out Of Court Now). This is much overdue for the people and families of our society.
As I mentioned earlier and from my personal perspective, the Conservative Party of Canada is our best chance for much needed reform. However, regardless of your political preference, demand your Federal and Provincial politicians take and support initiatives to restore families to the pre-eminence they deserve and once had.
For those children of the 80’ and 90’s who are now voters and the first generation of the no fault divorce casualties, let your politicians know how the courts have robbed you of your right to have, love and be loved equally by both parents. Let them know how the courts have needlessly aggravated the conflict within your families, intensified the emotional hurts and through the outrages costs have lowered everyone ’s standard of living. Demand change not only for you but for your children who will soon have young families themselves and for generations to come.
For enterprising lawyers who want to return from the dark side, there are many prospects. As I’m sure you are aware and as in Al Bolivar has detailed in his report, there is significant opportunity to undertake class actions on behalf of families and Challenges to the “Charter of Rights and Freedoms” to ensure equality and human rights to all family members.
For those who have been directly affected, it’s time to act. I know how difficult it is when you are immobilized by feeling depressed and powerless. You have more power than you imagine. Let your voice be heard politically and join the growing community who are fed up with the current corruption. Become active in one of the many equal parenting groups, let your politicians know your feelings and disgust by correspondence, peaceful protest and your vote.
For the Media – Where are you? In Canada the issues related to the discrimination and assault on families should eclipse all the major stories of the day combined. Yet there is very little in the way of in-depth coverage, interest, discovery or exposure. As Yogi Berra once said, “This quiet sure is noisy”.
FACC (Families Against Corrupt Courts). Join this new start up organization. The objective of this endeavou will be similar to Crime Stoppers, MADD (Mothers against Drunk Driving) and America’s Most Wanted. The effort will be initially to raise funds and use the media to expose the destruction caused by the courts then initiate actions for change through legal means.
How can we accomplish this?
It’s more basic than you would imagine. Although the provinces hold power in the provincial courts the Federal Government has accountability for the Divorce Act which takes precedence in law and essentially has the ability to make the changes required. What we need is a government supported by “the people” having the integrity, fortitude and sense of conscience to do the right thing for the Canadian Family.
It’s time to take families back from the self serving courts and restore them with dignity to be the heart of our country once again. We should settle for nothing less from our nation that is evermore proclaiming the importance of human rights and to be seen as acting with a voice of reason across the globe.
I believe with the present Conservative Party, we have never had a better possibility of a champion. Lets not blow the opportunity. Let your MP, MPP know how you feel and demand the “Canadian Family” gets on the policy priority list. More later….
Joint (shared) Parenting as the presumption would be the catalyst. Women initiate 75% of divorces. In jurisdictions where joint parenting is in place this has quickly reduced the divorce rate to 50% as there is now an incentive to reconcile and heal rather than to walk away. Once shared parenting becomes the default most other issues can be dealt with effectively as the current biases can no longer be substantiated.
Update the Divorce Act to comply with the “Charter of Rights and Freedoms” providing default positions on the many issues needlessly argued in court over and over again for no other reason than to create legal business churn.
Replace the courts with a more supportive, effective, efficient, honest and humane process that will provide families with a new beginning.
I’ll expand on these thoughts with some details….
CONSEQUENCES OF DIVORCE FOR PARENTS
Divorce, though might seem like a solution to some toxic marriage relationships, it comes with a bagful of its own consequences some of which are classified into different parts which are; the legal consequences, the economic or financial consequences, psychological and emotional consequences.
The psychological and emotional consequences of divorce examine the psychological wellbeing of divorced parents as divorce is considered to be one of the top rated life stressor, divorced parents are likely to be afflicted and suffer a higher risk of physical or mental illness, suicide, motor vehicle accidents, alcoholism, homicide and overall mortality. This is no doubt a major challenge in our society today and this report shed some light on this.
This blog post includes an excerpt from the 2006 book Courts From Hell by Frank Simons
About Courts from Hell by Frank Simons
This blog post is an excerpt from his book Courts From Hell – Family InJustice in Canada. Frank Simons tells us since the introduction of the so-called “No-Fault Divorce” in Canada, the divorce industrial complex has evidenced unprecedented growth estimated at $10 billion per year. The problem is that the Legal / Court industry thrives off the $B’s generated by Taxpayers and Families in crises. For this, they provide no value and in fact cause destruction of families by unnecessarily removing fathers from children’s lives and lowering the standard of living for all family members. This is done through unnecessary litigation, biased decisions and unreasonable support orders which escalate the conflict to perpetuate the status quo in support of their self-serving business. The Solution is to update Ontario divorce laws to reflect parental equality and get families out of court eliminating significant grief and $’s wasted by families and taxpayers.