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Political Issues This forum is for discussing the political aspects of divorce: reform to divorce laws, men's rights, women's rights, injustices in the divorce system, etc.

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Old 01-09-2018, 12:31 AM
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Default What has family court taught you?

Six years ago I was very niave in that I thought going to court would force my unreasonable ex to follow the law and quickly resolve our conflicts. I also thought that like criminal court, family court would protect us from harm. Boy was I wrong! I have lost all faith in the justice system and I say this as the “winning” litigant!

What family court has taught me:

1. Family court loves, expects, condones and thrives on lies.
2. Lies will be believed long after they are disproven with evidence
3. Everybody is after every cent you own, earn and can go into debt for
4. Best interests of the children is an oxymoron
5. The “fast track” in family law means 6 years and counting
6. The judge views and treats you, your ex and your children with disdain like you are scum under their feet
7. Case conferences and TMC’s are a waste of time and money
8. Whoever is the bad guy wins
9. The rules are actually only guidelines
10. Your ex will be able to get away with everything no matter how outrageous
11. Whether you follow the court order or not doesn’t really matter to your case
12. Judges have a God complex and are not held accountable
13. You are punished for following court orders
14. Your ex will be rewarded for breaching an order

These are but a few things I learned. How about you? What did family court teach you?

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Old 01-09-2018, 12:43 AM
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A few more lessons:

- family court is traumatic
- once you enter family court you will never be the same
- you don’t really instruct your lawyer, they do what the hell they please and then blame you
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Old 01-09-2018, 01:48 AM
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That the wheels of Family Law justice move very slowly. And one party can drag it out for years. And the system is set up to be very adversarial.

There needs to be a "times up' or "metoo" type movement for the Canadian Family Law System imo.
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:02 PM
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That the wheels of Family Law justice move very slowly. And one party can drag it out for years. And the system is set up to be very adversarial.

There needs to be a "times up' or "metoo" type movement for the Canadian Family Law System imo.
I was thinking this exact thing today too.
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