Ministers intend to rewrite the law in an attempt to ensure that fathers get improved access to their offspring after a marriage breaks down.I will be tracking this. It appears to be huge progress in Britain.
Currently, family courts decide to leave children with their mothers in the vast majority of divorce cases.
Campaigners have long complained that without a legal right to see their children, fathers can be excluded, particularly when a split has been acrimonious. By creating the new right for children, ministers hope that judges ruling on custody disputes will ensure more equal access for both parents.
Saturday, February 04, 2012
More promising news from Britain
I post a story about Britain moving towards sharing parenting a couple of weeks ago, and now a reader sends this followup: