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Penny Booth: Just a small suggestion of 'fundamentals' here

Date:8 AUG 2011

Penny BoothA recent sojourn in The Netherlands has me convinced there is more than overlap with the family law issues in other countries - particularly European ones. The Dutch seem concerned with child maintenance parenting plans matrimonial property law and international surrogacy. So tell me we aren't close then. Some of the same problems and the rest very similar it would appear. Certainly the first three on the list are concerns we have in the UK - or they should be. In a country like The Netherlands where there are more family-oriented approaches than I feel there are in the UK I am a little surprised that they are so worried about family policy. By comparison they need not be.

Yet for many around the world the family problems are not divorce maintenance upon breakdown division of assets and dealing with obtaining that perfect child. The problems are far more fundamental - feeding children growing food...

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