For some families, religion is an extremely important factor in their child’s upbringing, affecting their every day lives and their views of what is right and what is wrong. It can often be a great source of tension following divorce when children are being brought up in separate households. Especially if one household follows more devout religious practices or a different religion all together.
So who gets to decide which religion a child follows? And how do you decide on controversial matters such as circumcision?
 If parents cannot agree then such matters can be resolved by the courts by way of a Specific Issue Order. The courts will have to consider what would be in the best interest of the child and the child’s views will be taken in to account.

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