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Understanding parenting disputes after separation

Lawrie Moloney, Bruce Smyth, Nick Richardson and Sally Capper
Research Report No. 36 — August 2016

Explores the behaviour of separated parents by exploring the psychology of post-separation parental disputes and then interrogating three data sets.

Understanding parenting disputes after separation

Children's Contact Services: Key issues

Joanne Commerford and Cathryn Hunter
CFCA Paper No. 35 — October 2015

This paper describes the characteristics of families using Children’s Contact Services, and outlines key issues for service provision in this area

Children’s Contact Services: Key issues

Trends in family transitions, forms and functioning: Essential issues for policy development and legislation

Ruth Weston and Lixia Qu
Family Matters No. 95, 2014

This article looks at the various ways in which family formation pathways and the characteristics and functioning of families have changed over the decades in Australia. It discusses trends in marriage, divorce and cohabitation, and the resulting rise in new forms of families, such as grandparent-headed families, same-sex-parented families, couples living apart together, and shared care. Though trends in the formation and stability of families have changed in striking ways over past decades, the fundamental things about families do not change.

The effects of co-parenting relationships with ex-spouses on couples in step-families

Claire Cartwright and Kerry Gibson
Family Matters No. 92, 2013

This article explores shared-parenting relationships after a former spouse has repartnered. It presents findings from interviews with 16 couples, recruited from the Couples in Repartnered (Step-) Families study in New Zealand. The couples discussed themes of co-parenting issues with former spouses, stresses on the new stepfamily, and conflict over parenting, flexible arrangements, and child support.

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