Hilary Linton is a well respected mediator, trainer and lawyer in Ontario. She writes a provocative blog about whether there should be a presumption of 50/50 in custody cases. I have reproduced her blog for you below. The Riverdale Mediation Blog always is an interesting read.
In response to Hilary’s blog below, I feel the movement toward a presumption of 50/50 in custody cases is in response to the traditional, unspoken presumption held by some traditional judges that mothers are best suited to care for children. Of course a true "best interests" test would be best but unfortunately it seems the pendulum is, once again, moving in the opposite direction. Thanks Hillary for your excellent, thought-provoking blog.
Here is Hillary’s blog.