Child Custody Law in Australia

The divorce has a direct effect on children. They have to live with either one of them. When the parents are together, they raise their children with combined efforts. And it is for sure that the parents love their children. So, who gets to keep the child or children after divorce? In this article, we will explain to you the working of child custody laws in Australia.

Parental responsibility:
The parental responsibility points to the responsibilities of the parents who have a child, either born or legally adopted. According to the Family law act, 1975 section 61C each parent having a child under 18 years has equal responsibilities for those children. But one of them can be restricted by the court according to section 61D. The separated parents can seek “sole custody” to restrict the access of the other parent.

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