Ministers approve bill canceling automatic custody for mothers of young children

A proposal to put the good of the child first in custody cases received Ministerial Committee for Legislation authorization Sunday.

The "Parents and children bill" by MK Yoav Kisch (Likud) would cancel the clause automatically giving mothers custody of their children who are under age six in divorce cases, requiring courts to examine what is good for the child, instead.

According to Kisch, the current law created "an absurd situation in which the legal system does not consider the interests of children of separated parents."

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Ministers-approve-bill-canceling-automatic-custody-for-mothers-of-young-children-431803

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