When a group is clearly not neutral, should your court be providing them as a resource?
Should the Colorado Judicial government website list groups who are promoting the destructive idea that women are the better caretakers and that men who challenge this are abusers? This website claims:
“Roughly 80% of divorces in our country involve uncontested custody determinations in which both parties agree it is best for the children to reside primarily with their mother in her continued primary care-taking role. It is the other 20% of contested custody cases that this website addresses.” (emphasis added)
Colorado is listing this group as a resource to women. And the resource geared towards men is the child support resource. Now if this isn’t clear systemic bias in the Colorado system!
There is already an unhealthy cultural vestige that women continue to be the better primary caretakers for children. I say unhealthy because times have changed and we have learned that the tender years doctrine is not the best policy for society as the paternal presumption prior to the tender years where the father always got the children was not either. This group called “Custody Preparation for Moms” is perpetuating unbalanced beliefs that have become very destructive for fit and loving fathers wanting to be an equal in their child’s life after divorce.
COLORADO COURTS PROMOTE BIAS THROUGH THEIR SELF-HELP LINKS
Every state has a government site where parents can go for self-help forms for their child custody case.
When you go to the Colorado Judicial Branch website, you will find that they provide a link to a mother-biased group that believes if father’s want custody of their children they are wife beaters and child abusers, and they are encouraging mother’s to go for sole custody. You will also find that the child custody links are labeled as for men.
COLORADO COURT WEBSITE PROMOTING GENDER BIAS
This is how gender bias gets embedded in our court system and our culture. Promoting organizations like this mother’s group could be disadvantaging father’s in the Colorado courts. And labeling the child support link as a father’s resource could also be perpetuating the idea that father’s are paychecks to the children. This creates greater litigious burdens on the fathers for continuing as an equal in their child’s life.
COLORADO IS BURDENING ITS TAXPAYERS
Taxpayers in Colorado are paying for the cost of the unnecessary and prolonged court cases and the effects from these court cases by the spreading of this organization’s message and by labeling specific practices as men or women related. Sure this Mom’s organization is free to spread their message. But is the state of Colorado allowed to use taxpayer money to share their message? Is listing them on the court-run, government-owned, website improperly using taxpayer money?
DO DADS HAVE A SUIT AGAINST THE STATE OF COLORADO FOR PROMOTING GENDER-BIASED POLICIES?
Any fit father facing custody litigation in the state of Colorado should check with his attorney to find out whether he has a suit against the state for using gender-bias policies to deprive him of his fundamental rights to his child.
If you are in Colorado and you are male, you might want to consider using this as part of your argument that you cannot get a fair trial in the state of Colorado when this is the kind of position that is being shared and promoted through the court’s websites.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
If you are a taxpayer and resident of Colorado you can let your local politician know that you do not agree with your local government using your tax dollars to promote archaic gender biases, and furthering ideas that are against the public policy of your state, and unconstitutional.
You can also contact the Colorado Supreme Court justices and any judicial body that oversees the rule making for your judges and let them know your feelings about the use of your tax dollars and the government website for degrading fathers, elevating mothers, hurting children, encouraging the destruction of father-child bonds, and misleading parents going through the family court process.
GENDER BIAS IS ILLEGAL
Gender bias is not allowed in family courts. You wouldn’t know it in Colorado. When your courts post links like the ones mentioned in this post, there is no doubt that the biases are pervasive and systemic and good reason for you to doubt neutrality in any of your family courts refusing to use constitutional protections. When there is no indication that there is any attempt to counter the bias, why would you have any reason to think otherwise?
If you are in Colorado and you find yourself heading to these courts and you are a father facing false allegations, you will want to make sure that your attorney provides you with extra protections and raises these issues appropriately. You can find more on our website about how learning your rights can protect you from family court abuse of power.
*We are not against protecting children. We do not believe that promoting unconstitutional practices protect children.
DISCLAIMER: We are not attorneys and do not practice law. Please contact an attorney for legal questions regarding the process. However, if you are wanting to know your rights, make sure that the attorney you talk to has not bought into this biased way of thinking promoted by biased organiz