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

  • 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.

  • Assisted fertilisation for single women

    The Government is now proposing that single women be given the same access to assisted fertilisation within the Swedish health care system as married couples, registered partners and cohabiting partners. If the bill is approved, a single woman who undergoes such treatment would be the child’s sole legal parent.

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