A recent study by the Universities of Reading and Warwick has found that there is no evidence of family courts in England and Wales discriminating against Fathers.
Dr Maebh Harding, from the Warwick School of Law, commented that:
“Whilst it’s true that mothers were usually the primary care giver in contact applications, this was simply a reflection of the social reality that women are more likely to take on the role after a relationship breakdown.
“But there was actually no indication of any bias towards mothers over fathers by the courts; in fact we established there was a similar success rate for mothers and fathers applying for orders to have their children live with them.
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