Shared parenting provision to be inserted into Children Act section 1 – Family Law Week

Posted November 6th, 2012 in legislation, news, parental rights by sally

“The Department for Education has announced that it proposes to introduce amendments to the Children Act 1989 in order to provide for a presumption of shared parenting. A new section 1 (2A) will be inserted into the Act as follows:

‘(2A) A court, in the circumstances mentioned in subsection (4)(a) or (7), is as respects each parent within subsection (6)(a) to presume, unless the contrary is shown, that involvement of that parent in the life of the child concerned will further the child’s welfare.'”

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Family Law Week, 6th November 2012