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Child Custody

Mother raising son as a girl loses custody

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Residents in the Manchester area may have heard of the court case where a mother has had her child taken out of her care and given into the custody of his father after she raised the boy as a girl. Mermaid, a charity that provides support for young people...

Custody woes for working mothers

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Child maintenance figures from the Child Support Agency for Manchester and across the U.K. show that almost 67,000 mothers are recorded as being the non-resident parent after a separation, a number that has been on the increase. Traditionally, when a...

Shared parenting is not necessarily an equal share

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The introduction of a new bill that is aimed at enhancing the rights of children to stay in contact with both of their parents after a divorce may have raised unrealistic expectations, according to a retired judge. Parents in Manchester who are going through...