There are many people that criticize family courts. Many people believe that family court laws are gender biased. As an example, many issues of custody are decided in favor of the mother, regardless of the many other issues involved.
It appears that most courts still believe that children should be raised by their mother regardless of other factors that are usually involved in divorce cases, such as parental availability to the child.
For example, a mother may work many hours, but is still awarded full custody of the child. In addition, many critics argue against juvenile offenders receiving special treatments when they commit serious crimes. There are many criticisms of family courts, and many of them have some basis in fact.
Many people argue that family court laws are full of gender biased decisions. For example, family law courts are accused of deciding issues of custody, child support and alimony in favor of females, even if the facts of the case do not support the finding. Statistics show that women often fair much better than men during a divorce.
In addition, many people argue that woman’s quality of life improves after a divorce, because she is often awarded payments above the standard of living she enjoyed while married. In addition, many people complain that many families are unable to afford attorneys and are often forced to represent themselves when confronted with issues that pertain to family court.
Laws can be confusing and individuals that represent themselves can suffer from huge financial consequences in addition to the loss of custody. In many cases, if only one person is able to avoid a lawyer the outcome of the case can be changed significantly. In fact, individuals that retain the services of a lawyer, often fare much better than individuals forced to represent themselves.
In fact, family court laws often prohibit low income individuals from receiving free or low cost representation, even when faced with such important issues such as loss of custody.
Many families have questioned why criminals can get free lawyers, but people faced with losing their families are unable to do so. Also, families complain that family law courts promote conflict by deciding cases based on family court law, as opposed to the facts presented in specific cases.
In fact, family law courts can often be filled with family members already in conflict, and the courts have been accused of furthering that conflict. In addition, in family court, laws sometimes take precedence over providing for the best interests of family members.
Family law courts have been accused of dismissing decisions that would have been in the best interest of the family members involved in the case. In fact, family law courts must adhere to strict rules and regulations that do not always allow for judges to take extenuating circumstances under consideration.
In addition juvenile offenders that commit serious crimes often receive much less severe punishments than adults who commit the same crime, even if there is only one year age difference.
In fact,much of the criticism focused on family courts is their ability to treat offenders differently than other courts.