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History dictates that before the Industrial Revolution fathers were viewed as the parent most fit to take care of a child however when the fathers were forced to work in factories and put food on the table women were given the role of the main caretaker Since then women have been given the stereotype of nurturing and caring when it comes to family matters In biased family court cases fathers lose their children even if they are the model parent and provide much more stability Due to fathers becoming more involved in households and the father figure being essential to the development of a child fathers should receive the same opportunities and rights as mothers in Family Court issuesLaw Commissions 2003 report states there isnt an actual bias against men in Family Court issues but rather the Court displays a pro-feminist anti-male bias that undermines Court integrity Dispute Resolution Claims of gender bias against men come from laws related to domestic violence custody and access Many believe it is too easy for women to get without-notice protection orders and the way it is carried out is unfair to fathers those protection orders are being misused by women for a tactical advantage in custody and access disputes and large numbers of father are being deprived of contact with their children because of s16B of the Guardianship Act of 1968Regardless of constitutional pledges of equality men are being shown that the courts will almost always rule in the interest of the mother in Family Court cases Many times courts request a forensic evaluator to give an opinion based on evaluations of both parents These evaluations have been known to rule in the case of the mother even before the evaluation takes place Allan Cowling writes that in most cases the experts who handle these assessments are not anymore competent in making noble custody decisions than a knowledgeable family court judge Cowling A Stanford study showed that
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