On Monday 22nd April the House of Lords is due to consider the following question for short debate:

“Lord Farmer (Conservative) to ask His Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support parents considering separation and to promote early resolution of private family law arrangements.”

Some separating couples apply to the family court to resolve disputes, such as where their child should live. Research has shown the negative impact that parental separation involving conflict can have on a child’s mental health and life chances. In January 2024, the government announced a reform programme of the family justice system to support families to resolve private family law disputes more quickly and protect children from lengthy court cases.

Find out more: https://lordslibrary.parliament.uk/supporting-separating-parents-to-resolve-private-family-law-disputes/

Update

A full transcript of the debate can be found on this link

https://hansard.parliament.uk/Lords/2024-04-22/debates/02CC16E2-01D3-4F20-A148-5AD094D6D9F1/ParentsSeparation

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