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Presumption of Shared Parenting to be Introduced?

Family and Children

As reported in the media children are to get new legal rights to maintain a relationship with both parents.

This comes after evidence showed that a large number of children from broken homes lost contact with one parent forever.

Courts will now have a duty to ensure that children have an equal right to a relationship with both parents unless it is not in the interests of their welfare.

It is hoped that the change will prevent loss of contact with the parent that has to move out of the matrimonial home.  This is quite often the father. 

The presumption of shared parenting is expected to come into force this year.

Child Law Solicitors and Lawyers Eastbourne, Hailsham, Polegate, East Sussex

If you would like advice on children and separation please contact our Family Law Department for a free initial appointment in Eastbourne 01323 727321, Hailsham 01323 841481 or Polegate 01323 487051.

Nicholas Dennis
Nicholas Dennis
Guy Brown
Guy Brown
Carolyn Richards
Carolyn Richards
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