Ongoing Parental Involvement

October 2014

A long awaited change in the law was implemented on 22nd October 2014 to introduce into the Children Act a presumption that a child’s welfare will be furthered by the involvement of each of the child’s parents in his or her life (unless it can be shown that such involvement would not further the child’s welfare or if contact with the other parent would put the child at risk of suffering harm).

Courts, lawyers and CAFCASS have for many years worked on the principle that a child should grow up with a good relationship with both parents after their separation but now it is enshrined as a legal presumption.

If anyone is having difficulty in reaching agreement with their ex-partner regarding the arrangements for a child please call one of our specialist Family Law solicitors for advice and to review the options open to you.

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