Julio Rivera




Do Family Courts Encourage Child Abuse?

The family court systems in both the United States and Canada are supposed to adjudicate fairly when families face strife and dissolve. The courts are supposed to take the interests of both parents into account and they are supposed to look out for the interests of the children involved. In an ideal world, this is what would happen.

But we do not live in an ideal world.

Are family courts places where justice and fairness are meted out, or are they enablers of bias, abuse or even fraud?

Everyone agrees, and statistics bear out, that children who have both parents involved in their upbringing tend to fare better than those who do not. Children in fatherless homes are statistically more prone to become involved in crime, less productive as citizens, and are more prone to depression and even suicide than children who have both their mother and father involved in their lives.