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Separated parents' knowledge of howchanges in parenting-time can affect childsupport payments and Family Tax Benefitsplitting in Australia: A pre-/post-reformcomparison

Smyth, Bruce; Son, Vu; Allen, Elizabeth (Liz); Vnuk, Maria; Rodgers, Bryan


In Australia, there is much anecdotal evidence that separated parents frequently structure their parenting arrangements for financial gain from the child support and family benefits systems. But �strategic bargaining� presupposes that separated parents who bargain over child support and parenting time have some knowledge of the child support and family benefits rules. Recent work in the US context found that separated parents have limited knowledge of the rules governing child support. Is this...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Family Law


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