Does the Family Court favour mothers when deciding child arrangements?
Does the Family Court favour mothers when deciding child arrangements? This is the question BLM's Family law specialist, Grainne Fahy considered when speaking to Parent Time.
Looking at Family Court attitudes towards parents and how they may have shifted over time, Grainne tackles these emotionally charged and complex issues.
She says, "The presumption of primary carer was usually in favour of the mother. We have come a long way in that time (not just moving from ‘custody’ to ‘residence’ to ‘lives with’) and in my experience, this is certainly reflected in the attitude of the courts. Children are, of course, often the primary focus for separating couples and it is the hardest part of the process, more so I have found when I became a mother myself."
To read Grainne's full article, please click here to be redirected to the Parent Time website.
Disclaimer: This document does not present a complete or comprehensive statement of the law, nor does it constitute legal advice. It is intended only to highlight issues that may be of interest to clients of BLM. Specialist legal advice should always be sought in any particular case.