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This blog is for comments/observations/news relating to the custody and access of children of separation and divorce.

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Police

Posted by menbc.ca on February 27, 2015 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)

The Victoria Police department has finally acknowledged that its officers are biased. The department is developing a program, using the Fair and Impartial Police guidelines, to address this concern. See http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/2015/02/24/victoria-cops-aim-to-reduce-officer-bias  In the meantime, the Vancouver Police Department continues to "monitor" others' programs. The bias will cont...

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Family Law Act (FLA)

Posted by menbc.ca on March 21, 2013 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (1)

On March 18, 2013 the Family Law Act took effect replacing the Family Relations Act. Given the amount of resources that went into crafting the Act and the number of years that it will be in place, it is quite limited in scope.

1) There are no intitiatives to help families before they seek help at a lawyer's office or before they appear at the front door of the courthouse. Surely, if conflict or other dissatisfaction leads to the break up of a relationship steps must be taken early on to...

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Fathers Days

Posted by Screwedbyjustice_sytem on July 2, 2011 at 7:14 PM Comments comments (1)

so tell me this, how can a Judge in an order state that the mother of the child can supervis the access visits to a child, when the situation has reached the courts and while the couple is still married, the wife applies for sole custody of the child. What reasononing is this on the Judges part? Not exactly King Solomons wisdoms.

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom

15. (1) Every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to the equal protec...

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Father's Day

Posted by menbc.ca on June 8, 2011 at 3:54 AM Comments comments (2)

June 19th is Father's Day. Many fathers will enjoy the day with their children. It is a time to observe and celebrate the contributions of fathers. Many other fathers will not do so because  the day is not part of their access order, or they are denied access.

What do children who do not see their father on Father's Day think of him? What are they told about why he does not see them on such a special day? What do they actually do on that day? What...

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BC boy abducted six years ago has been found

Posted by menbc.ca on June 2, 2011 at 5:44 PM Comments comments (1)

This blog was prompted by the news (Metronews, June 2, 2011) that a  BC boy who vanished six years ago has been found in Arizona. The boy, now 10, is to be reuinted with his father who had custody of him at the time of his disppearance.

Parental abductions are abusive of children. They are relatively rare compared to other forms of abuse that are specific to separation and divorce, namely, access denial, parental alienation, and false allegations. Such chil...

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