There is this thing called “family law”. It deals with issues of child custody, tutorship, financial and social responsibilities and so on. So that dependent children and sometimes spouses are cared for, healthy and hopefully not utterly ignorant. Every civilization has family law, and every government deals with it, either well or poorly. Not dealing with it at all is an example of dealing with it poorly.
For those of you who are slow of thought.
Don't start complaining now that they are wielding that power in a way that is detrimental to us all...
They never should have had that power to begin with.