The time for child-issue arbitration has come…

…or has it, to give serious thought to whether and how
arbitration of child welfare issues might be added to the available dispute
resolution options of negotiation (both face-to-face and lawyer-led), mediation,
and the no longer so available last (as it should indeed be) by a long way resort of waiting for a court to decide?

Although parents have extensive autonomy in relation to
decision-making for their children, the state imposes limits with which few if
any would quarrel: treatment of children which is criminal, obviously, but also
when child protection issues arise, and particularly when the threshold
criteria are met and the state intervenes by way …read more

Source: Family Law News

    

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