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Cautionary notes on the shared care of children in conflicted parental separation

McIntosh, Jennifer; Chisholm, Richard


The Family Law Amendment (Shared Parental Responsibility) Act 2006 has brought into sharp focus the issue of shared physical care of children, post separation. In this paper, we explore new data suggesting accumulative risks for children whose care is divided between parents who lack the core relational infrastructure to support a healthy environment for shared care. Developmental background is provided, giving context to the complex dynamics at play, particularly for young children who...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Family Studies


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