Equal Rights for Fathers
Clegg, Nicholas raised a question or made a statement in Parliament.
Subject(s): NRP rights Family Courts; Justice; Legislation; Parenting
In the event of separation/divorce, joint residency should be the norm rather than the exception. Under current rules, it is absurd that a father may have to still pay child maintenance to the mother even if the children have more overnight stays with him because historically the mother has been the one in receipt of child allowance (the Child Support Agency use this to determine who the resident parent is and therefore who pays (or not) child maintenance).