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Parental Responsibility.

Discussion in 'Personal' started by delmamerchant, Nov 5, 2017.

  1. delmamerchant

    delmamerchant Established commenter

    I am not sure how it came about but I was reading about parental responsibility where the relationship has broken down between an unmarried couple. I came across a problem whereby a mother was distraught because the father had taken the child for the weekend and not returned the him after 4 days and was refusing to do so. The police said that they could not do anything because they had joint parental responsibility. This is to me is crazy - who the hell made up this law? What about the emotional well being of the child in this case?
  2. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    The mother might be distraught, but was the child happy with the father while they were away?
    Unfortunately, the children are used as bargaining chips and weapons between two warring parents. God knows what the emotional damage to the child is.
    HelenREMfan and grumpydogwoman like this.
  3. elledriver

    elledriver Lead commenter

    Indeed he does. He is all knowing and all seeing. We can only do our best to fulfill his expectations.
  4. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    I see.
    lindenlea likes this.
  5. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    What's the difference in this circumstance between a married and an unmarried couple?
    grumpydogwoman likes this.
  6. Calpurnia99

    Calpurnia99 Star commenter

    Or he'll do...what? Intervene?
    theworm123 and knitone like this.
  7. EmanuelShadrack

    EmanuelShadrack Star commenter

    Don't forget all better-not-get-involved-ing.

    EDIT - oops - Calpurnia made that comment some time ago. Note to self: read the entire thread before replying.
  8. knitone

    knitone Lead commenter

    I think he puts you on the naughty list and to get a lump of coal in your stocking. But I could be mixing him up with someone else,noI come to think of it.
    les25paul likes this.
  9. silkywave

    silkywave Lead commenter

    Well isn’t it when the day of judgement arrives? When is that by the way?
  10. elledriver

    elledriver Lead commenter

    Ask Dunteachin. She brought the religious angle into it.
  11. Calpurnia99

    Calpurnia99 Star commenter

  12. delmamerchant

    delmamerchant Established commenter

    I was just quite surprised by such a law. It made me think how awful it must be for a child to go to visit a parent one day and then discover that they may not see the other parent for some time as they are being used.
  13. delmamerchant

    delmamerchant Established commenter

    From what I read. During the divorce proceedings something called a residential order or some such thing is put in place that states where the child lives.
  14. delmamerchant

    delmamerchant Established commenter

    Yes, some head teachers:):):)
  15. delmamerchant

    delmamerchant Established commenter

  16. delmamerchant

    delmamerchant Established commenter

    Think you mis understood.

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