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The Voice of a Child in Family Law Disputes

Patrick Parkinson and Judy Cashmore


This book examines whether and how children should be involved in the process of resolving family law disputes. Although there is widespread acceptance in the Western world that the views of children should be taken into account, and that the weight given to those views should depend on their age and maturity, there is much less agreement about how children's voices should be heard and the purposes for which they are to be heard. This book examines these issues, drawing upon empirical data from interviews which explore the views and experiences of children, parents, counsellors, mediators, law ... More

Keywords: family law, children, participation, children's rights, parenting, divorce

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199237791
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237791.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patrick Parkinson, author
Faculty of Law, University of Sydney, Australia

Judy Cashmore, author
Faculty of Law, University of Sydney, Australia