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Upon separation, parents should to try to work together to reach an agreement as to various important matters, eg, where and with whom the children will live and what amount of time they will spend with the other parent.
In considering what amount of time a child is to live with either parent the Family Court is required to consider whether an “equal time” arrangement is in the best interests of the child, whether that arrangement is reasonable and practicable and, if it is not, the Court must consider whether make what it considers are appropriate orders.
Children’s issues also include making arrangements for the long-term care and welfare of the child and in such cases, there is a rebuttable presumption that it is in the best interests of the child for parents to have equal shared parental responsibility.