Can the Family Court give sole parental responsibility on some issues to one parent and not the other?


This issue was recently discussed in Doherty [2014] FamCAFC 20. The answer is that it can. This will depend on the ability of the parties to cooperate with one another and make decisions jointly.

If you are contemplating the division of parental responsibility and would like reliable, well-informed legal advice by Accredited Family Law Specialists, in order to maintain your involvement in your child’s life, then contact Rowan Skinner & Associates Lawyers today for a confidential discussion as to how we may be able to assist you and your family.

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Rowan Skinner is a highly skilled family lawyer with over 35 years of experience across various legal roles and jurisdictions. Rowan specialises in resolving family law disputes such as divorce, financial settlements, child custody and domestic violence cases. Through his diverse and extensive experience, Rowan has a deep understanding of the complexities and nuances involved in family law. Rowan is a skilled negotiator and litigator who follows a compassionate and client-focused approach which prioritises helping you navigate what can be an emotional and challenging time.