Fathers Visitation Rights Are Slowly Changing For The Better!
Fathers Visitation Rights Matter! In fact, so do fathers custody rights! Joint custody and co-parenting would seem to be the ideal for which the family law courts and the attorneys should strive. Little by little, we are seeing that the family law courts, even internationally, are beginning to understand and find ways to fit the modern family circumstance and reduce the level of conflict in these sad cases.
There is a lot of question and concern re the wisdom of this statement. They usually centering around the fear that the courts can’t succeed with this lofty ideal, and frankly, the amount of attorneys’ fees that might be lost if both sides could be set up to achieve a workable level of cooperation from early on.
Imagine, if the parents could suddenly become more mature and the lawyers less greedy. Exhausting the financial resource of one or both sides in a family law matter does not exactly suffice as an acceptable way of performing professional conflict resolution!
Children first must be the genuine and sole mantra of all parties in all family law court matters with heavy sanctions on those who fail to honor this objective in an efficient and convincing manner.
Indiana is revising guidlines for parents’ ‘visitation’ rightsEvansville Courier & PressThere the term “parenting time” is used instead of “visitation” to emphasize the importance of both parents’ roles in their children’s lives. “The ultimate g …
Indiana’s recent move to improve and modernize its guidelines designed to deal with the anachronistic visitation concept for both divorcing parents should be applauded by all. Their new approach appears to be an attempt to put children first when it comes to these issues.
It even appears that it might provide a framework for far less conflict than is the experience to date. Perhaps the working context for family law matters should be closer to a counseling model and less that of a traditional adversarial model. Perhaps the showing of conciliatory attitude and strategy could be the basis for the court’s recognition and conflict resolution imposition when it was required to break a stalemate.
Fathers Visitation Rights Begin a Visionary Change
Perhaps visitation right, per se, might become a thing of the past, giving way to more cooperation, in time! Parental cooperation and attitude reflecting the court’s desire to achieve a working co-parenting and visitation time arrangement might be rewarded instead of victory in an adversarial setting.
Trauma to the children could be greatly reduced, parental resources not so exhausted, and the courts might not be so overworked as an ultimate result of the changes being made, as a beginning, today.