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Astana will develop a provision for psychological research in determining the place of residence of children in case of parents divorce

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In Astana, within the framework of the project Territory of Childhood – Territory of Happiness, they will develop Regulations on conducting social-psychological and psychological-pedagogical research of children and parents when determining the child’s place of residence and establishing the procedure for meeting the divorce of spouses.

Analysis of court cases on divorce shows that disputes about determining the place of residence of children after divorce and the time of communication with a child of one of the parents increased significantly. 30% of fathers are unable to communicate with children, despite the decision of the court, and are forced to re-apply to the court. In these matters, juvenile courts make decisions with regard to the protection of the rights and freedoms of minor children with the involvement of a psychologist.

Psychologists should conduct an independent examination of the emotional state of the child, parenting style of parents, their psychological characteristics. Often a psychological conclusion reinforces disputes, since there is no legal document regulating the procedure for conducting a psychological examination; psychologists have not received specialized training. Special difficulties are experienced by specialists and people in rural areas who do not have access to information on the topic. As a result, gender stereotypes that have been formed in society in the last century work, and the children remain with their mother. Women violate court decisions, themselves regulate the order of meetings of children with their father, often prohibiting their communication.

The public association “Association of Kazakhstan ayelder?” of Astana, experts-psychologists, lawyers, teachers.

It is noted that the first meeting of the working group will be held on January 11, 2019.

Source: Central Communications Service of the Ministry of Information and Communications of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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