This is interesting. Both mother and father are said to be loving parents, but they disagree on this one issue, which is likely to end up in court. The father came from Iraq in 1999 and began a six year relationship with the boys mother. Now he has decided that he wishes his son be circumcised, presumably because of his religious beliefs: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/father-wants-eight-year-old-son-to-be-circumcised/story-e6frf7kx-1226423927943 What should happen? If an issue like this comes up, which parent wins the fight? Either way, you go against the wishes of one parent - and should a judge be the person to decide which parent to side with?