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"Separation teams" to guide Swedish parents through a break-up

Published torsdag 9 augusti 2012 kl 10.41
Child custody, and also money matters, are something that the team would address. Photo: Hasse Holmberg/Scanpix

The Swedish government wants to bring in "separation teams" for parents who are splitting up.

Every year around 50,000 children in Sweden get caught in the middle as their parents split up.

"Sometimes a separation can cause conflict, and this affects the children", says Maria Larsson, the Minister for Children and the Elderly, to Swedish Radio News. She also adds that a goal is to get more separated parents to pay support money for their children.

The Swedish Board of Health and Welfare will now investigate how to put this plan into practice. The idea is that a team made up of experts such as a lawyer, a debt advisor and a counsellor, would work together to create solutions for parents who are splitting up.

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