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Danish fathers in 2011 were given the child custody in 12.6 % of all divorce cases. In 1980 that number was 13.3 %, in spite of a new Parental Responsibility Act from 2007 enacted in order to ensure equal treatment for fathers in cases of divorce with children. Stakeholders in the case say that the negative statistic development expresses a yet prevailing old-fashioned view amongst judges that the mother is bound to be the best parent. Activists add that this is almost never for the benefit of the child who will always be better off with both parents present in its life.