Vardags — Leading solicitors for high net worth individuals

Mothers’ rights

When considering mothers' rights, the law starts from a point of view that children benefit from spending time with both parents. More often than not, a child will live with the person who historically did most of the caring. For many families, this will be the mother.

Where a child does not live with the mother, she will have as much contact with the child as is practicable and suitable for that child. The court will only prevent a mother from seeing a child if there are good reasons – for example proven allegations of neglect or abuse.

If a father unfairly restricts access to the child, the court can use a variety of mechanisms to punish this, including fines, community service and even prison.

The information on this website is intended as a guide and does not constitute legal advice. Vardags do not accept liability for any errors in the information on this website, nor any losses stemming from reliance upon the statements made herein. All articles and pages aim to reflect the legal position at time they were published, and may have been rendered obsolete by subsequent developments in the law. Should you require specialist advice, tailored to your situation, please see how Vardags can help you.