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Better Deal For Dads


Better Deal For Dads

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Magistrate Barbara Cooke-Alleyne wants the Maintenance Act to be amended to give fathers a better deal.  She explains that under the Act only women can claim “child support” from estranged spouses.  Cooke-Alleyne says: “The time has come to change the Act, to revamp it to let men come and apply for maintenance,” Cooke-Alleyne.  She was speaking on Wednesday night at a panel discussion in the new Supreme Court headquarters.  Chairman of the Men’s Educational Support Association (MESA), Ralph Boyce, also part of the panel, says the Act is “very much out of date and very discriminatory against men”.  See full story in the WEEKEND NATION