LETTER: Divorce: children must come first

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The Independent Online
Sir: How much I agree with Christine Roe (letter, 28 March). The Divorce Bill should be amended to create a presumption against the granting of a divorce while there are children of the marriage under 16. That presumption could be rebutted, but only against specified criteria, and after a court welfare officer had recommended that the children were more likely to be harmed by the continuance of the marriage than its dissolution.

Stephen G Linstead

Solihull, West Midlands