Parenting after Separation – The Process of Dispute Resolution in Australia

Ritsumeikan Law Review, Vol. 330, pp. 110-134, 2010

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 10/115

24 Pages Posted: 4 Nov 2010  

Patrick Parkinson

The University of Sydney Law School

Date Written: November 3, 2010

Abstract

Australian family law has recently gone through the most important procedural revolution in child custody law in many years. This article explains these changes by first describing the division of legislative responsibility in parenting matters, and the language used in Australia in place of “custody”. It then explores the procedure for resolving parenting disputes. The changes include new laws dealing with parenting after separation, and new processes for resolving family disputes, in particular, the development of Family Relationship Centres. This paper was given in Kyoto, Japan in January 2010 and published in Japanese.

Keywords: family law, children, parents, dispute resolution

JEL Classification: K10, K30

Suggested Citation

Parkinson, Patrick, Parenting after Separation – The Process of Dispute Resolution in Australia (November 3, 2010). Ritsumeikan Law Review, Vol. 330, pp. 110-134, 2010; Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 10/115. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1702639

Patrick Parkinson (Contact Author)

The University of Sydney Law School ( email )

New Law Building, F10
The University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2006
Australia

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