Finally children win the legal right to see both parents after divorce.

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Posted by: Sue Atkins

I’m pleased to see that children are for the first time to be given the legal right to have a proper relationship with both their parents after a divorce.

Ministers intend to rewrite the law in an attempt to ensure that fathers get improved access to their children after a marriage breaks down.

Currently, family courts mostly 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.

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