This is important because the system is weighted/biased against fathers in favour of mothers. There is an assumption that mothers are ‘naturally’ the primary carers which is not always the case.
Many fathers lose contact with their children within a few years of separation/divorce which is not in the best interests of the children or them. (I am not talking here about abusive/negligent parents, but those who want to do the best by their children).
It is unfair that many fathers should be penalised because of a decision to separate.