Myths and stereotypes about men and women are engrained in our society. At Gene C. Colman Family Law Centre, we are strong advocates for equal parenting rights. We believe it is important to have an impartial decision maker honestly and fairly make judgments regarding family law issues such as child custody, child support and spousal support.
It is a tendency of many judges to favour women during divorce and child custody disputes. The presumption that women are more fit for parenting, or that they require more financial support than men is simply unfair and unjust.
To protect your rights and fight gender bias in Ontario courts, contact Gene C. Colman Family Law Centre. We have assisted countless dads in asserting their fathers' rights in Toronto and throughout Ontario.
Gender Bias in Family Court
When anyone (man or woman) is affected by a decision that seems to be based upon assumption, as opposed to actual evidence, we are deviating from a fair justice system. Gender bias has no place within our society or our courts. From custody and access issues to spousal support, we must ensure our system is unbiased and incorporates procedural fairness with respect to gender roles.
Throughout my matter you kept me informed of my rights and what the courts are ruling in different situations. You were always accessible during the preparation of my case and prior to court appearances.
Rob - Hamilton, Ont.
It is becoming unacceptable for judges to decide cases based upon gender roles. Decisions must be founded by examining evidence and applying the law. The integrity of our judicial system depends on it. To learn more about our founding lawyer, Gene C. Colman, and his views on gender bias, please review the articles below.
Gender Bias Articles by Gene C. Colman
- Religion, State, Gender Equality, and Damages for Court Order Breach A Commentary on Bruker v. Marcovitz
- Gender Bias: Where Are We? This paper was presented by Gene C. Colman to the Federation of Law Societies National Family Law Program 2000 held in St. John's Newfoundland, July 2000.
- Gender Bias in the Family Courts of Canada: FACT OR FANTASY? Presentation to Fathers Are Capable Too (F.A.C.T.) Tuesday, March 16, 1999
- Good News for Guys