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Why your grandchildren are worth fighting for

by Peter Magee on November 8, 2010

A few weeks ago I wrote about the impact of relationship breakdown on older couples. One issue dear to the hearts of many older couples is their grandchildren. Unfortunately, grandparents’ time with their grandchildren can frequently be an unintended casualty of the breakdown of the relationship between the grandchildren’s parents.

This is well illustrated by the story of a … Read more

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A recent High Court decision about which parent a child should live and spend time with has caused some furore in the press (SMH 14/09/10).

When the Family Law Act was amended in 2006 to introduce changes to the laws in relation to parenting, many parents misunderstood those so-called “shared care” laws as meaning that children would now have to … Read more

Shared care. Good, bad or ugly?

by Peter Magee on September 10, 2010

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Ever since the 2006 reforms to the parenting laws in the Family Law Act, the issue of shared care or equal time has been a complicated one, that always touches a nerve, whichever “side” of the debate you might be coming from.
A report has recently been released, following a federal government funded investigation into the impact of parenting law … Read more