Court compensates dad for lost time with his daughters during lockdown

In a legal first, a court in Spain has compensated a dad for not having custody of his daughters during lockdown.

THE Court of First Instance and Instruction number 1 of Igualada, recognised the right of a father to “recover” the days of weekly custody of his two daughters he missed during confinement.

The court heard he “could not enjoy this time with his children” after his former partner decided to leave the family home during the mandatory confinement period, from March to June, and a week in September due to a possible contagion.

The couple has joint custody of their children and spend alternate weeks with the girls.

The court ruled it is necessary to “rebalance” the “32 days the father lost with his daughters.

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Tara Rippin

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
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