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Legislating for shared time parenting after separation: A research review

Fehlberg, Belinda; Smyth, Bruce; MacLean, Mavis; Roberts, Ceridwen


This article reviews research on post-separation shared time parenting and on outcomes of legislating to encourage shared time parenting, drawing mainly on Australian experience. The research shows that children benefit from continuing and regular contact with both parents when they cooperate, communicate, and have low levels of conflict. However, there is no empirical evidence showing a clear linear relationship between the amount of parenting time and better outcomes for children. Rather,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family
DOI: 10.1093/lawfam/ebr015


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