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        12/26/2012, Tevet 13, 5773

      Conference Calls for Child Custody Reform

      The third annual conference for the Family Lobby movement took place this week in Tel Aviv. Moshe Feiglin of the Likud party spoke about issues pertaining to divorce, child custody arrangements, child support payments and other matters. He related how the incoming Knesset may deal with such issues. Elections are scheduled for January 22nd.

      Also at the conference was attorney Yael Gil who discussed the Schnitt Committee and its ramifications for visitation rights. She asserted that in the event of divorce, a child needs easy access to both the father and the mother. Panelists said that often litigation results in unfair time allotments for visitation and that the act of one parent alienating the child from another can result in the child suffering psychological difficulty.