Report No. 83
1.4. Crisis in family life.-
It is common-place that family life, when it is running a smooth silent course, presents no serious legal problems. Small ripples that create transient tensions, pass the parents by. But a major crisis in the family that causes emotional conflict, sooner or later creates a rift which, in modern times, often reaches the Courts. The Act with which we are concerned purports to deal with such a crisis, in so far as the crisis may affect the lives of minor children. How far the Act deals with the matter adequately by providing a sound legal framework will be an important consideration in making our recommendations.