Framework and Principles for Decision Making in Childrens Matters

Oxford University Press Australia and New Zealand
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Australian Family Law The Contemporary Context, 2015, 2, pp. 260 - 312
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In this chapter, we examine the application of the legislative framework for the resolution of parenting disputes. In response to dissatisfaction among fathers about the amount of time they were able to spend with their children and strong support for shared parenting among other family law stakeholders, the new legislative framework introduced a presumption of equal shared parental responsibility (a broad term used to describe the ability to engage in major decision making ), which was linked within the legislation to shared parenting time (which involves children living across two households, though not necessarily for equal time). Though
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