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What are the effects of shared parenting in Australia?

What are the effects of shared parenting in Australia?

This article summarises two recent Australian studies of post-separation shared parenting arrangements, with a focus on developmental outcomes for children in two risk groups: children living with ongoing parental conflict after separation, and infants and pre-schoolers.

When do parents need to make parenting arrangements?

About 3% of separated parents use courts as their main pathway to making parenting arrangements (based on a sample of about 6000 separated parents about 18 months after separation). These are predominantly families affected by family violence, child safety concerns and other complex issues.

How does parallel parenting work for shared custody?

Certain aspects of parallel parenting will likely prove to change parts of your shared custody routine and parenting plan. In a parallel parenting plan, you’ll probably change the location of your parenting time exchanges to a neutral space away from either of your homes or use a supervised exchange service.

What’s the most common parenting arrangement after separation?

The Survey of Separated Parents 2014 (Kaspiew et al., 2015a) found that the most common arrangement about 18 months after separation is for children to live with their mother most nights (at least 66% of nights in a year).

Who is the residential parent in shared parenting?

In a shared parenting situation, both parents, regardless of where the child is physically located or with whom the child is residing at a particular point in time, are considered the “residential parent,” the “residential parent and legal custodian,” or the “custodial parent” of the child. What is “shared parenting”?

What does shared parenting mean in the state of Ohio?

It does not necessarily mean an equal, 50/50 division of time with the children, child support, or any other issues. However, in a shared parenting situation in Ohio, both parents will spend a substantial amount of time with their children and have an active role in the child’s upbringing.

Can a parent change under a shared parenting decree?

The residential parent agrees to a change in the residential parent or both parents under a shared parenting decree agree to a change in the designation of residential parent.

Why do some parents change their parenting arrangements?

Parenting arrangements changes mostly because of conflict with step-parents or step-siblings, distance between homes and wanting one home as a base. Children who spoke positively about shared time described close relationships with parents who cooperated, lived near each other and who were flexible about changing or swapping days.