The victims of the Danish Parental Responsibility Act share the common condition that they are all extremely hard struck by the consequences of the law.
We have now conducted a small sample assessment to get an impression of the social downside of the law. Here is the result:
Assessment period: July 1-4, 2014.
It is our assessment that the results are representative for this segment.
As a consequence of a high-conflict divorce where a child is caught in the middle:
1. Has your contact to the labour market been broken in part or in whole?
86,66% have been completely cut off from the labour market.
13,33% have been partly cut off from the labour market (reduced hours or long term sick leave).
2. In total since the divorce/break/the birth (if you were never a couple), for how long has your contact to the labor market been partly or completely broken off?
Average: 5,4 years.
Median: 4 years.
3. Have you been on welfare for a period of time as a consequence of the situation?
80% answers yes.
20% answers no.
Of the 20%, who have not been on welfare, half were already working part time before the divorce.
4. Was your contact to the labour market good before?
80% answers yes – they were full-time employed with well established careers.
20% answers no.
The majority of those who answer no were taking an education, which either got delayed or completely interrupted.
5. Do you have an education?
81% answers yes.
16% are taking an education.
3% answers no.
These parents are all primary caretakers. They all have children who fail to thrive. They were all prevented from helping their children because of the Parental Responsibility Act.
They suffer from intense stress-reactions, and they are never allowed to heal these reactions because of the continued pressure from both ex-partners and authorities.
The social consequences of a high-conflict divorce in Denmark are extremely long lasting and radical. The primary caretaker is actually stripped of her ability to provide for herself and the children.
On top of that, the law ties the primary caretaker to staying in one place because of the risk of loosing the children if they move. This also undermines their connection to the labour market.
The consequences are so severe that they have no possibility of ever recovering the loss. On top of this, they have extensive costs for lawyers.
Many people cannot possibly imagine that they can become subjects to the consequences of this law. Neither could these respondents!!!
Having a child under the Danish Parental Responsibility Act is so high-risk that it can undermine your entire life as a free person with the same rights and possibilities as other people.
If you would like to have children, there are other ways!
We STRONGLY ADVISE AGAINST having children under the Danish law!