Greater Brisbane


Developing a consistent message about children's care needs across the family

2013 | Research papers


Helen Rhoades,Grania Sheehan and John Dewar


This article reports on the findings from the first stage of a research project that is exploring whether it is possible to create a decision-making framework for children's matters that is structurally simply, responsive to children's developmental needs, and capable of application by each of the different dispute resolution sectors in the family law


system. The focus of this article is on the analysis of opinions provided by family relationship sector professionals in response to a series of dispute vignettes about children's care arrangements, and a comparison of the reasoning articulated by these practitioners and the approach to decision-making in the reported judgments on which the vignettes


were based.



Children and Youth, Legal
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