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Shared-Time Parenting After Separation in Australia: Precursors, Prevalence, and Postreform Patterns

Smyth, Bruce; Chisholm, Richard

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In 2006, sweeping changes to the family law system were introduced in Australia. A central plank running through the changes was the need for courts and divorce professionals to consider whether a child spending ‘equal’ or else ‘substantial and significant’ periods of time with each parent would be in the child's best interests and be reasonably practicable. More recently, family violence amendments have led to greater weight being given to protecting children from harm. Yet neither set of...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorSmyth, Bruce
dc.contributor.authorChisholm, Richard
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-15T04:12:14Z
dc.identifier.issn1531-2445
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/247899
dc.description.abstractIn 2006, sweeping changes to the family law system were introduced in Australia. A central plank running through the changes was the need for courts and divorce professionals to consider whether a child spending ‘equal’ or else ‘substantial and significant’ periods of time with each parent would be in the child's best interests and be reasonably practicable. More recently, family violence amendments have led to greater weight being given to protecting children from harm. Yet neither set of legislative amendments appears to have led to marked changes in the incidence of shared-time arrangements. We explore possible reasons for this surprising outcome.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherWiley
dc.rights© 2017 Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
dc.sourceFamily Court Review
dc.subjectDivorce
dc.subjectFormer Spouse Relations
dc.subjectJoint Custody
dc.subjectLaw Reform
dc.subjectMediation
dc.subjectSupport Services
dc.titleShared-Time Parenting After Separation in Australia: Precursors, Prevalence, and Postreform Patterns
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume55
dc.date.issued2017
local.identifier.absfor160810 - Urban Sociology and Community Studies
local.identifier.ariespublicationu1048976xPUB142
local.publisher.urlhttps://www.wiley.com/en-gb
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationSmyth, Bruce, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationChisholm, Richard, University of Sydney
local.description.embargo2099-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue4
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage586
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage603
local.identifier.doi10.1111/fcre.12306
dc.date.updated2020-11-23T11:07:09Z
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