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‘Shared parenting’ to be debated in take note motion today

Legislators will today debate the need for shared parenting legislation.

A take note motion, to be moved by Families Minister Glenn Blakeney, asks the House of Assembly to consider “whether shared parenting legislation should be introduced in Bermuda to strengthen families which would be based upon balanced criteria and appropriately address the concerns and rights of parents and their children.”

Government had promised to establish shared parenting legislation in last year’s Throne Speech.

“In support of families, the Government will establish shared parenting legislation which will seek to avoid bias and provide parents with equal rights and responsibilities when it comes to the welfare of their children,” Governor Sir Richard Gozney said.

The plans were welcomed by campaigners who believe both parents need to stay in a child’s life following the break up of a relationship.

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Published April 13, 2012 at 9:34 am (Updated April 13, 2012 at 9:34 am)

‘Shared parenting’ to be debated in take note motion today

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