A lot is said about the continued involvement of both parents in the lives of their children following a divorce or separation. Here at Holland Family Law, we’re of the opinion that children need both their parents in their lives – except in cases of abuse – even if mum and dad are no longer together. This is where shared parenting offers a solution.
Shared parenting, sometimes referred to as ‘co-operative parenting’, ‘equal parenting’, ‘involved parenting’ or ‘parallel parenting’ goes beyond how much time each parent spends with their children. It actually involves parents playing an equally active role in the upbringing of their children after a divorce or separation
If a child is only spending a limited amount of time with a non-resident parent, such as one weekend a month and additional time during school holidays, this wouldn’t be considered shared parenting.