Family Justice Courts is studying ways to get parents to comply with access orders to children

Lawyers say new measures are critically needed as up to eight in 10 divorce cases they handle involve parents facing problems with seeing their children

The Family Justice Courts (FJC) is studying ways to get parents to comply with access orders, from getting recalcitrant parents to compensate the other parent for their failure to provide access to their child, to making them do community service.

Access orders are court orders that give the parent who does not live with the child time to spend with their offspring after a divorce.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 18, 2019, with the headline 'Access: denied'. Print Edition | Subscribe