The family court is a blunt instrument that should only be used if all else fails or is not possible.
When people go to court they ask someone else, a judge, to decide what should happen in relation to their children. In effect, the judge is being asked to be a super parent to the parents. However, we have an adversarial system of family justice and, as often as not, going to court can escalate family conflict and make already difficult situations worse.
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