BRITAIN: Child custody laws expected to be changed to give both parents presumptive joint custody

In England, moms get custody of minor children more than 90% of the time. And what eventually happens is fathers disappear from their children’s lives or play a minor role, if any. Now there is a proposal to change the custody laws which¬†were promulgated in 1989, to a “presumption of shared parenting.” This according to the Guardian, UK. Not everyone is happy about it. Fathers’ groups are obviously ecstatic but some moms’ groups feel this will only expose children to abusive fathers. What do you think about this? Should there be a “presumption of shared parenting” after a divorce? I certainly think so. My favorite person in the whole world is my father. What would I do without him? So I can only vouch for the important role that dads play in the lives of their children. If there is a presumption of shared parenting during marriage, there ought to be one after divorce as well. The chidlren, after all did not get divorced. Why should they be forced to accept the absence of their fathers just because he and their mom no longer want to do the hanky panky? Ce n’est pas normale!