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The Family Law Week Blog is a companion site to Family Law Week. It complements the news, cases and articles published on Family Law Week with additional comment and coverage of the wider aspects of family law.

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Thursday, 26 March 2009

18 new Domestic Violence courts

Justice Minister Bridget Prentice announced today that victims of Domestic Violence will receive extra help and support from 18 new Specialist Domestic Violence Courts.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

womens' refuges tell unfaitful woman to make false allegations of domestic violence and to say things like they were "scared of dads". These false allegations create emotional terrorism and great great suffering for men due to he injustice. It is happening more and more, in reality domestic violence happens to men and women, but only thze female part is heard by increasingly hysterical campaigns. Feminist jursisprudence is creating terrible damage to society and defathering families. IT IS OBVIOUS THAT SHARE PARENTING IS THE ANSWER !!!!!!!!

Sam said...

In response to Anonymous. I do not see any hard evidence in your comments, that can be used to back up your statement. Secondly you state these false allegations, so you are suggesting that DV does not take place. Yes DV does happen to men and women, however if you were to of done your research you would of found that it is predominately men who are DV offenders. I am a Criminology and Sociology degree student so I study these areas.

Quote "Feminist jurisprudence is creating terrible damage to society and defathering families". Actually no feminist jurisprudence is revealing the facts on how the law operates. Thus I would suggest you are not only biased, but feel threatened by women's groups who seek to assist women experiencing violence and abuse, hence your backlash to feminist jurisprudence. Shared parenting is not the answer where there is an abusive parent. It is the abusive men who are parents that are creating the damage, to society. If you want to discuss injustice, where is the justice where a mother and children have been continously abused, and yet more often than not the law still fails to protect them...

Anonymous said...

Anonymous,

I am a victim of Domestic Violence and finally I got divorced from my ex husband (the perpetrator of 9 years). We have a child who is 5 years old. My ex husband is wanting contact with our son and we are in Court proceedings for about 2 years now. It is unfortunate the fact that despite the terminology of "government helping the victim of Domestic Violence", personally I did not find it anywhere. I am the sole provider of my son and I have to work hard to keep the mortgage payment and the nursery fees and other expenses. Ironically, I have to be on benefits to be on income support in order to get legal aid; therefore I have ended up representing the case myself to the court. Again, ironically, my ex-husband had a solicitor and a barrister from the taxpayers of this country as he is claiming that he is not working. The safety of my son is paramount and I would do anything to ensure that he is well protected from any abuse; however I am appalled from the lack of government’s ability to ensure that working mothers (domestic violence's victims) are left in such situations.......