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The Swiss government has decided separated parents should automatically have joint custody of their children except in cases involving the specific protection of the child.

Read the full article: Parents to share child custody in Switzerland

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Re: Parents to share child custody in Switzerland

Does anyone know when this change is to be passed and made law? The article only states that they want to do it, it does not say when it becomes the law of the land.
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Old 26.03.2012, 13:48
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Re: Parents to share child custody in Switzerland

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/swiss_ne...l?cid=31589602

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/swiss_ne...l?cid=31585454

No idea if implemented.
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Re: Parents to share child custody in Switzerland

Link to my post responding to this query in a separate thread:

how to find out if proposed legislation has become law
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Re: Parents to share child custody in Switzerland

I agree it should be allowed, from birth i helped raise 3 children and 3 grand children the only thing i could not do was breast feed the babies, but watch over them, change nappies, bath, creams, burp, everything, and guess what?...i am not alone,many men do this.
put them to sleep, read stories, wake them bath them take them to school gfo watch them participate in whatever.....
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Re: Parents to share child custody in Switzerland

I think the word "custody" is a bit misleading. They don't use that in the UK anymore.

My daughters father and I have joint "parental responsibility", but, she lives with me but he has access rights. This has it's good and bad points. We weren't married, however, for him to have joint parental responsibility, I had to name him on the birth certificate.

I have to seek his permission if I wish to change jurisdiction for instance, and I had to get his permission to live here.

So, that is probably what they want to achieve here.

He likes to have equal rights, but also doesn't cough up a bean to cover his part of his "parental responsibility" hey ho....another story. My daughter has a Daddy that's interested and see's her on a regular basis that's the most important thing.

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Re: Parents to share child custody in Switzerland

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I think the word "custody" is a bit misleading. They don't use that in the UK anymore.

My daughters father and I have joint "parental responsibility", but, she lives with me but he has access rights. This has it's good and bad points. We weren't married, however, for him to have joint parental responsibility, I had to name him on the birth certificate.

I have to seek his permission if I wish to change jurisdiction for instance, and I had to get his permission to live here.

So, that is probably what they want to achieve here.

He likes to have equal rights, but also doesn't cough up a bean to cover his part of his "parental responsibility" hey ho....another story. My daughter has a Daddy that's interested and see's her on a regular basis that's the most important thing.
Thats what it is, if he cant afford his parenting responsibilties, in monetary value, thats another case but access to the kids should never be denied, unless the kids life is at danger when alone with either of the parent then under supervision of another adult.
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Re: Parents to share child custody in Switzerland

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The Swiss government has decided separated parents should automatically have joint custody of their children except in cases involving the specific protection of the child.

Read the full article: Parents to share child custody in Switzerland

...another brilliant idea...
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Re: Parents to share child custody in Switzerland

One step closer to becoming law and being applied retroactively.

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The bill will now move on to Switzerland's upper house, the Council of States, where it is expected to pass easily.
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Re: Parents to share child custody in Switzerland

They do this in England now too, my sister has just been through court in order to get 4 extra hours so she can call herself the "main carer" important when it comes to health care visitors, school etc etc. In theory its a nice idea, the child gets equal time with both parents. In reality though its not so great (at least in my sisters experience).

I think this can work if the parents get on and they live close to each other. However where the break up has been bad and left a lot of scars (as in my sisters case) what has happened is that there is no consistency in parenting (approach to potty training, bed times, disapline) my sister finds it hard to get my nephew into a routine as the dad does not work (well done uk benefits) and so lets little one stay up late and sleep in.

Even though the split is essentially 50/50 its done on nights whoever has the extra night can claim child benefits and support from the other parent (at least in the UK), for school which ever parent has the most week days gets to choose the school placement (not always the one with the extra night).

It prevents either parent being free to accept job options, move to new areas etc and little one is having a really hard time being shoved piller to post and has no sense of home or stability.

Thats our experience anyway. I've read on net mums some good ones, all I know is its rare it works (lots of studies done to show its detrimental to the child) and it only ususally works if its a choice by the parents, if its enforced it generally does more harm then good.
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Re: Parents to share child custody in Switzerland

The Swiss Legislators must have heard there is a shortage of superheroes, as most of them are staging protests in the UK:

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Re: Parents to share child custody in Switzerland

Does anyone know where one can read the actual text of the "proposed legislation" on this issue of sharing child custody?
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Re: Parents to share child custody in Switzerland

Attached PDF was obtained from the Parliament website ( www.parlament.ch ) and found when searched with Gemeinsames Sorgerecht as keywords.
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Re: Parents to share child custody in Switzerland

Spoke to a Swiss lawyer last week and she said this won't go into effect until *maybe* 2013 or even 2014 or...who knows when. I HOPE she was wrong!
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