Friday, December 13, 2013

"Automatic Custody" for Israeli Mothers

From Israel News

Divorced mothers would lose the automatic right to custody over children up to age 6, under an amendment proposed by Justice Minister Tzipi Livni - which has aroused a rainbow coalition of opposition.

Livni's amendment would reduce the age for automatic custody to two. Award of custody to the mother would be automatic unless she agreed to a different arrangement with the father, that receives the court's imprimatur. But some feel the amendment is detrimental to both women and children - and some feel it doesn't go far enough, and all automatic custody should be abolished.

The Ministerial Committee for Legislation is expected to vote next week on the proposed changes.

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