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Children’s time with both parents

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It seems that more parents are going to court with disputes over the care of their children after relationship breakdown. The most recent statistics show that in October 2016 Cafcass received referrals in a total of 3,505 new private law cases about children – that is, those where the local authority had not initiated proceedings.  This figure represents a 9% increase on cases received in the same month the previous year, and wider statistics indicate a 23% rise in cases from two years ago. The government has been pushing mediation hard for separating families, including by removing legal aid for all processes…

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