A judge can’t force couple to be good parents

by Roberta Lunghini - 2015.07.02
A judge can’t force couple to be good parents
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In Italy, if parents are immature, a judge cannot force them to go to a psychologist to learn how to educate their children properly. The Court of Cassation therefore annulled a ruling by the Court of Appeal of Florence, which required two former spouses to attend individual psychotherapeutic courses and parenting support. This was to address the continual conflict between them, which prevented them from reaching an agreement on how to treat and educate their child. The high court judges felt that the obligation was detrimental to the constitutionally guaranteed right to personal liberty and the ban on imposing medical treatment, except in cases stated by law.