The Case For Shared Parenting

Georgialee Lang, Life, Canada

http://o.canada.com/life/the-case-for-shared-parenting/ There is a groundswell of activity and energy swirling throughout North America as lawmakers take a closer look at shared parenting, and Canada is at the forefront. Despite the best efforts of dinosaur lawyers and jaded feminists to disparage a better model for parenting, shared parenting, also known as joint physical custody, is a […]

Fewer sparks in shared-care relationships

Ben Schneiders, Senior Writer for The Age

http://www.smh.com.au/national/fewer-sparks-in-sharedcare-relationships-20130916-2tv52.html Shared care of children has nearly doubled in the past decade. Photo: Virginia Star Separated parents who share the care of their children appear to be managing it far more amicably, with a marked decline in conflict between former partners and more people reporting friendly or co-operative relationships. Research by academics at the Australian […]

DIVORCED DADS GET BIG GIFT FROM FIRED-UP MOMS

GAIL ROSENBLUM, Star Tribune (USA - Minnesota)

  It’s not all wrapped up yet, but a big gift is arriving for divorced dads who want equal time with their kids. Launched in early May and already claiming a broad spectrum of members across the United States and Canada, a new advocacy group is determined to finally make equally shared parenting a reality. […]

Fair play for divorced dads

Barbara Kay, National Post, Canada

http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2013/04/03/barbara-kay-fair-play-for-divorced-dads/ Time spent with fathers is highly correlated with positive outcomes for children of broken marriages. Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin has commissioned a report aimed at overhauling Canada’s family-law system. Its recommendations, which will be officially released later this month, reportedly include strategies for streamlining the legal process, encouraging mediation and reducing litigation. […]

Every 2nd Weekend

Avoca Beach Picture Theatre Coasties 2012 WinneEvery 2nd Weekend Every father who is separated from his children understands the meaning of the term “Every 2nd Weekend”. The ‘every 2nd weekend’ template was the standard contact a newly separated father could expect to have with his children. The devastation in firstly, losing one’s wife/partner and then to […]

Anti shared parenting lobbyists

Men's Rights Agency

Recently, we have seen the effects of many years lobbying by women’s groups and academics/researchers in the passage of the Family Law (Family Violence) Act 2010. This Act has effectively ‘rolled-back’ the shared-parenting gains of 2006 by broadening the definition of domestic violence so it now means anything one wants it to mean; removing penalties for false allegations […]

Aiming for a fair share of parenting in split families

Susie O'Brien , Herald Sun

 WHERE it is possible and good for the kids, shared parenting is worth fighting for. Children have a right to be brought up by both parents. This means dads should have the same rights as mums. Source: HWT Image Library Two of Australia’s leading law experts last week questioned the value of shared parenting. The […]

Roxon to tackle law on family violence

Pia Akerman From:The Australian

NICOLA Roxon has flagged further changes to the Family Law Act to improve the court system’s response to family violence, amid calls for greater clarification on how and when family violence should be relevant to disputes. The Attorney-General yesterday declared there was “more to do” in reforming the system to provide better support for victims, […]

Shared care not the key for kids

Patricia Karvelas - The Australian

CHILDREN of divorced parents do not feel secure in shared care unless there is a high level of parental co-operation, according to new research, which finds that equal time and a lack of conflict between parents is not enough to foster contentment. Researcher Christina Sadowski did a qualitative study through the University of Ballarat, interviewing […]

Survey – The majority of Belgians (69,5%) favor their shared parenting law

Translated from French by Pieter Tromp, Source: Belgium – Le Soir

According to a poll conducted for the Francophone Belgian family and parenting magazine Filiatio, seven out of ten Belgians are in favor of equal accommodation or bilocation of the child between the homes of divorced parents. This type of care is far preferred above sole care arrangements for the children with one of the parents, combined with a “fortnightly weekend of access with the other parent ” (15.2%) or the “5/9″ – parenting arrangement with the children staying five days with one of the parents, and nine days with the other parent ( 5.2%).