The Daily Mail reports that Mr Justice Coleridge has dared to say what many judges probably think, but do not say aloud:
Mothers who refuse to let separated fathers see their children should have them taken away, a senior family court judge said yesterday.
He called for a ‘three strikes and you’re out rule’ by which children would be taken away if mothers ignored three court orders.
“Three strikes and you’re out” seems to be a very reasonable practice, in my opinion. Everybody can make a mistake, but if you repeatedly defy the judge’s decision then there needs to be consequences.
Obviously, the father who then gets the children will then be responsible for making sure that the children get to see their mother according to schedule.
Mothers have a very high status in most societies – and rightly so – but they cannot and should not be above the law.