Family Law, the Protection of the Child

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Family law, The Protection of the Child

COLLEGE COMPOSITION

Submitted by
Connie Rozarto

June 13, 2009

The Protection of the Child.

Introduction
Family law is breaking the children by allowing the constant fighting to go on between parents, not protecting the children, and encouraging divorce. Family law has lost sight of its foundations not because it is not following the law, but because it is no longer protecting the security of family, children's rights, or the sanctity of marriage. The court system is not protecting the children's rights or the security of the family. The court system is employing Guardian ad Liteum's who are not interested in doing their job because they are underpaid and they do not have enough of them to support the need for family law. Qualifications to be a Guardian ad Liteum(WI Stat 767.407,Minn. Stat 260.155) Requirements to do the job of a GAL ( WI Stat 767.407,Minn. Stat 260.155,) B. The security of the family.

Children are not being protected in the decision process of the family court, instead of focusing on the “best interests of the child “they are focusing on the law and the issues surrounding the law. (Ross, 1997) They are not emphasizing on the families involved, to look for a better solution to protect our children from harms way. (http://www.dearzachary.com) Restoring the sanctity of marriage.

A. Divorce should be a difficult process to dissuade couples from proceeding down that path without working through all their options first. B. Continued counseling should be a mandatory requirement in all divorce cases to help prevent issues from arising in the future.

The Protection of the Child. Conclusion
A. Family law has lost sight of its foundations not because it is not following the law, but because it is no longer protecting the security of family, children's rights, or the sanctity of marriage. B. Family law needs to make some changes in the way it handles divorce, protects the children, if necessary returning back to the original standards in which marriage was based. 1 Family law ,the protection of the child

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Family law is breaking the children by allowing the constant fighting to go on between parents, not protecting the children, and encouraging divorce. The standards in which family law was designed on, have broken down they no longer have any meaning. Because of this it has lost sight of its foundations not because it is not following the law, but because it is no longer protecting the security of family, children's rights, or the sanctity of marriage.

The court system is not protecting the children's rights or the security of family. Because it is employing Guardian ad Liteums that are being under paid and over worked since the states only allow so many to be employed at one time. Because of this issue they do not take the time to do their jobs properly or effectively. Creating decisions in children's lives being done hastily and without through investigation into the situation, sometimes causing more harm than good.

The qualifications of a GAL differ from state to state in some states like WI they are required to be “attorney's admitted to practice in this state.” (WI Stat 767.407) But for example in the state of Minn. “a GAL is required to have a BS or BA in psychology, social work, education, nursing, law, or child-related discipline or just have a combination of training, education, and experience.”(Minn. Stat 260.155)

Now the job description of the GAL also differs from state to state. They all are required to protect the best interest of the child but the statues do vary slightly, for example the Minn. Stat (2007) states that the “GAL must have...
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