Laura Lambert of Ansons LLP Solicitors family law team in Cannock, Staffordshire, explains: “This is not the case.”
“The priority of the court is the welfare of the child. The court will consider what arrangements best meet the needs of the children in any particular set of circumstances. Each case is different and will be decided on its own facts.
If both parents have had an equal role in looking after the children on a day to day basis, then this may be the basis for on-going arrangements for residence and contact with children.