Compliance with and enforcement of family law parenting orders: Final report
This report produced by AIFS and ANROWS sets out insights from three parts of a four-part research program, with the first part – which summarises the views of legal professionals and judicial officers – published in an earlier report (see Views of professionals and judicial officers).
The report sets out findings from contravention matter court file analysis, an online survey of separated parents with parenting orders and an analysis of international approaches, and synthesises findings from all four parts of the research.
Among other things, it finds a lack of mechanisms in the family law system to monitor the implementation of parenting orders, and that the family law system is not well equipped to adapt to issues with parenting orders either.
Carson, R., Kaspiew, R., Qu, L., De Maio, J., Rhoades, H., Stevens, E., Horsfall, B., Press, L., & Dimopoulos, G. (2022). Compliance with and enforcement of family law parenting orders: Final report (Research report, 20/2022). ANROWS.