Parental Equality is celebrating nearly a generation of work in support of shared parenting issues. The generation since 1992 has seen enormous changes in Ireland:
- Divorce has been legalised,
- Some 40% of births are outside marriage,
- Family law activity has increased substantively to where it now accounts for 20% of all civil legal actions,
- A huge industry of professionals now earn their living from the fallout of family breakdown.
The “no Brainer solution” of Shared Parenting is still being resisted and deliberately avoided by the statutory services, educational and the judiciary while the politicians bluster and pussyfoot while failing to act decisively in promoting and supporting shared parenting and joint custody with legislation and practical supports.