Fathers’ Rights on Divorce


The Queen’s Speech given on 9 May 2012 said: “Ministers intend to strengthen the law to ensure children have a relationship with both their parents after family separation, where that is safe, and in the child’s best interests.”

However, in November 2011 the Family Justice Review said it was not in favour of there being a presumption that a child time should be shared equally between its’ separated parents.   It is therefore likely that any changes in the law in this area will prove controversial, although they have been welcomed by the campaign group, Fathers for Justice.

The government says it will consult shortly on how the legislation can be framed.
Please refer to the BBC News website for full details of the bills proposed in the Queen’s Speech.

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