http://www.equal-parenting-scotland.com/ “Mark” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
[ Equal Parenting Alliance: Scottish Regional Meeting ] Dear Member/ Concerned parent/ grandparent etc, We were going to hold our first meeting in Edinburgh on the 25th June prior to the Equal parenting debate that was to take place in Holyrood, Edinburgh.
Unfortunately the Debate has now been postponed until the start of the new term ( Sept 2008 ) The debate was to be on MSP Nigel Don’s Motion S3M-01839 , ( Family Law Disputes ) which was to be debated in Holyrood on 25 June, the details of the first Equal Parenting Alliance Scottish Regional meeting have been changed.
That the Parliament recognises that current arrangements for settling family law disputes could be improved and that current law still discriminates against parents who are not married; notes that parents can find it difficult or impossible to enforce contact orders where the other parent is unco-operative and that disputes where broken families live in more than one jurisdiction within the United Kingdom are unnecessarily difficult to resolve; further notes that these issues are particularly relevant due to recent cases in the north east; encourages current moves by Scotland’s legal profession towards collaborative dispute resolution, and notes with interest the new system of less adversarial trials being developed in Australia.
Supported by: Rob Gibson, Dr Ian McKee, Alex Neil, Bill Kidd, Hugh O’Donnell, Joe FitzPatrick, Dr Bill Wilson, Mike Pringle, Sandra White, Jamie Hepburn, Ken Macintosh, Christina McKelvie, Keith Brown, Liam McArthur, Michael Matheson, Nicol Stephen, Lewis Macdonald, Dr Christopher Harvie, Willie Coffey
Lodged on Friday, May 02, 2008; Current
The new details are as follows:
EQUAL PARENTING ALLIANCE: SCOTTISH REGIONAL MEETING
SATURDAY 28 JUNE 2008
VENUE: 2 Martin Avenue
Please could you let me know if you will be able to attend so that I have an idea of numbers.
Scottish Regional Co-ordinator
Equal Parenting Alliance Party