The Children and Families Bill 2013 will amend the Children Act 1989 to introduce a presumption that it is the children’s best interest that both parents remain involved in their lives after separation or divorce.

The reason for enacting the legislation is to focus on what is in the children’s best interests. The new law is intended to deflect allegations of bias made by fathers rights groups and to ensure that parents to do not take their cases to court. Due to the withdrawal of legal aid for many this law is intended to reduce the volume of litigation. The hope is that it will restore confidence in the much criticised family justice system.

For further information or to talk to a member of the family team please contact us at one of our offices in Boston, Lincoln, Grantham, Sleaford, Spalding and Newark.



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