I thought this was quite a good idea. The Family Court judges and magistrates in the Midland region last week issued guidelines be given to all parties in proceedings relating to residence and contact cases involving children. The intention is to advice parents of what the judges require of them to consider before taking matters further including;
Shared responsibility for bringing up their children
Doing what’s best for their child
Helping their children by listening, talking and explaining what is happening.
Emphasising that court imposed orders tend to work less well than agreements made between parents
The guidelines What the Family Courts expect from parents’ are available to download as a pdf from the Judiciary of England & Wales website.