The children needs and the spouse looking after them have priority need, but the judge takes into account the other spouses needs also, although these may be postponed in favour of the spouse with the children.Read More >>
Courts usually take them into consideration if the marriage is short (usually under 6 years, this is a rule of thumb) and no children.Read More >>
Fair or not, accusations that the family courts are biased towards women are nothing new. Organisations like Fathers 4 Justice promote an idea that courts will necessarily side with the mother in a disputed residence or contact hearing. While it is true that the mother is more often than not the parent with care, there is no legal or practical reason why there should be any imbalance in this way.Read More >>
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