A typical parenting order made by the Court will involve equal shared parental responsibility. This essentially means that both parents are required to consult each other on the major long-term issues of the children which relate to the order. Whilst the definition of “major issues” is not meant to be exhaustive, the five most common issues related to:
Whilst the Court may order that major long-term issues require consultation with both parents of the relationship, this does not typically govern the day-to-day needs and issues relating to the children. For instance, what route to drop the kids off or what to provide the children for lunch is not a major long-term issue and does not require consultation with the other parent.
Usually, the parent who has the primary care of the child/ren on that day will be responsible for decisions that relate to the day-to-day welfare of the child. Even though the Court may order both parents to have equal parental responsibility, this does not include minor issues.
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If the Court does order that the parties have equal shared responsibility, and a parent relating to that order does not make a genuine effort to involve the other with the major long-term issues of the children, they may in breach (contravention) of the Parenting Order.
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