DETAILS of plans to ensure children can see both parents after a split were being published today.
The Labour Party's new parenting plans are designed to help separated couples reach agreement on sharing care of their offspring.
The Government was also unveiling more details on proposed child contact centres. The services will allow parents who cannot bear to see each other to leave children in a creche so the other adult can collect them.
Other proposals were first published in a Green Paper last July. These included plans to encourage parents to use mediation rather than going to court.
Judges will be given more sentencing options when parents break access orders, including voluntary work and compensation to the other parent.
Last July's proposals stopped short of giving parents equal access, which angered groups such as Fathers 4 Justice, the organisation behind the purple flour bomb attack on Prime Minister Tony Blair in the House of Commons last year.
The Lord Chancellor, Lord Falconer of Thoroton, Education Secretary Ruth Kelly and Trade Secretary Patricia Hewitt were launching a document summarising responses to the Green Paper.
Parents who breach court orders can at present be fined, but sanctions are rarely imposed.
Tory spokeswoman Theresa May said the proposals would only "paper over the cracks" in the current system.
Conservatives would introduce a legal presumption of co-parenting where both were fit to look after children, along with compulsory mediation.