The bill also sets up a specialist family court. Family judges will handle questions of alimony, parental custody and visitation rights, and division of property.
By default, both parents will share joint parental authority, under the new law. Alternative custody will be allowed if it is in the best interest of the child.
In addition, other family members, such as grandparents, may potentially be granted certain rights. Children will be able to, under certain conditions, petition a family judge directly for a change in custody and alimony arrangements.