Archive for August 2017

Family Law:

The family law practice is concerned with resolving marriage complications, divorce, child custody and many other issues pertaining of this nature. However, it is not always an easy task for the judge and the jury to pass verdict when faced with the challenge of incorporating and retaining age old, up-held laws into the values and norms of contemporary times. It remains debatable whether or not our laws, especially family laws given their significance in routine life, not to evolve in pace with man’s beliefs and opinions concerning issues of the very same nature that a family law body has to address inevitably.
The Clearer Picture:

It is apparent and visible enough for all to see that rigidity in these laws needs to be uprooted. Indeed, our family laws need to be revised and reviewed with time to better suit the needs of the citizens; and to not let a clash of institutions leadsĀ  us all back to the dark ages of war and terror, because war would be inevitable if laws are not made to be more flexible for the right cause.
Contemporary Norms:

The modern world has grown to be more accepting and forgiving of matters that were either once considered taboo or frowned upon. In today’s world same sex marriages, surrogacy, single parenting, and once though of as impossible, birth alternatives to conceiving has taken roots. The very foundations of our society have been razed and replaced. In such a time, family laws are falling short of meeting the requirements of our people.
What We Face:

The divorce rate is so high as it has never been before. Divorce lawyers are more in demand now than they ever were before. Almost every single one of us through their thirties is in a morass so deep that it is almost impossible to pull them out of it. Child support, alimony and marital debts have webbed a web all around them. In such a time, laws need to entertain the rights of minorities and of those who have been wronged.
What to Do:

Child custody and property settlement matters during divorce proceedings need to be properly analyzed, under the basic principle of “justice for all”, with ample authentic evidence; and awarded on the basis of merit. We need a foul proof justice system, especially when it comes to family laws, to minimize misattributed acts and to keep the victims’ spirits high and bright.
Family laws should be implemented irrespective of the sex of the parents and the wealth of the defendant. There should absolutely be no room for gender discrimination in the courtroom, rulings should be made in favor of the truth and the truth only. There is nothing else to it.
In respect to its true meaning, law has reacted to these tremendous changes as positively as it could. It has introduced equal rights for all, it has provided a safe haven to victims of domestic abuse and it has shone the light of justice on those wrong through paternity frauds and even those pushed and pulled for child support and alimony. However, the family law justice department, just like any other body of law, has still to go a long way to go to achieve what it was always intended and expected to achieve. Stability and peace in life would come at a huge cost, but it would always be welcomed by single, struggling parents just like many other. It would be worth all of the struggles and sacrifices in the end.

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