Professor Chris Barton, A Vice-President of the Family Mediators Association, Academic Door Tenant, Regent Chambers
Whilst copulation is the most enjoyable means, free and usually quicker, it is not monitored, and the outcomes may be unintended and/or unwanted. Those outcomes may vary, dependent upon the nature of the parents’ relationship. Studies also suggest that the life chances of those whose parents went to the time, trouble, difficulty and possible cost of taking other routes may be at least as good, if not better than, conferment by marital procreation. For those born to copulators who, unwillingly or otherwise, cede either parenthood or PR to others, the more the original parents’ replacements are individuals rather than the state, the better.
The full article will be published in the July issue of Family Law.