Family law

Work in this field, family law, primarily consists of changing family law to keep pace with developments in society at large. One of the guiding principles of family law is to act in the best interests of the child. Another important task is participation in legislative cooperation within the EU and in other international forums.

Responsible for family law

Responsible minister

Portrait of Heléne Fritzon
Heléne Fritzon Minister for Migration and Deputy Minister for Justice

Responsible ministry

News about family law

  • New rules against foreign polygamous marriages

    "Polygamous marriages should not be recognised in Sweden and we need to review the existing legal loophole that makes it possible. Polygamous marriages undermine gender equality and, according to the UN, it can have serious emotional and financial consequences," says Deputy Minister for Justice, Heléne Fritzon. The Government has decided to task an inquiry chair with reviewing how to prevent recognition of foreign polygamous marriages in Sweden.

  • Stronger protection against child marriage, forced marriage and ‘honour’ crimes

    The Government has given Justice of the Supreme Court Mari Heidenborg the task of reviewing how protection against child marriage, forced marriage and ‘honour’ crimes can be strengthened.

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