The meanings of 'meaningful' within the Family Law Act amendments of 2006: A legal perspective
The Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) was amended in 2006, and the amendments gave explicit consideration to a 'meaningful relationship' between parents and children. The author considers the significance of this term in the context of the legislation, reflecting on the ways in which social scientists and lawyers use language, and on the importance of social science to inform legal determinations about the best interests of children. The contributions to this Issue of the Journal of Family Studies by...[Show more]
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