Shared Parenting and Family Law

1608 Words Jan 9th, 2018 6 Pages
My Topic is Both parents should assume equal responsibility in raising a child. "shared parenting" is a controversial topic in family law. It generally refers to the presumption that children of divorced or separated parents should spend an equal (or almost equal) amount of time with each parent. The concept has largely been promoted by fathers' organisations that contend that a child's life is enhanced if both parents continue to be significantly involved in the child's life following separation or divorce.
2. What are the possibly different main claims/positions related to this topic? (There will be at least two (2) possibly different claims/positions, but there could be more; however, one of them will be YOUR claim/position.)
The position which is the one that I take - is that both parents should assume equal responsibility in raising a child. The alternate position is that introducing the concept of 'shared parenting' in family law would be problematic since it would be shifting the focus away from the best interests of the child to political and gender-based topics.
3. What is your position regarding the topic?
My position is that each conceived the child therefore each is equally responsible for his development.
4. What evidence have you offered to support your claim/position? Have you included your survey results?
More than 40 years have passed since the Capacity and Guardianship Law was enacted in 1962. The law stated that the court…
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