Law Commission suggest amendments in existing laws in its report on guardianship and custody laws

Children are the worst affected in proceedings of divorce and family breakdowns. Often, parents use children as pawns to strike their own bargains, without considering the emotional, social and mental upheavals that the children may face. The Commission believes this imbalanced situation can be addressed by changes to the law that will place a duty upon the court to uphold the child’s welfare in each and every case.