With more than half of all children being born out of that wonderfully old-fashioned state of "wedlock" it really is time for the law to keep up and ensure that the same rights are granted to parents who separate, regardless of their marital status. This article in the Economist highlights the fact that its a problem in much of the world that married parents have different rights and remedies with respect to their children than those who are unmarried. Calls for reform of the law in the UK are loud, plentiful and pretty consistent. Maybe statutory reform really isn't too far away now?