Children - care & contact
New South Wales
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Who is responsible?The Family Law Act gives both you and the other parent equal responsibility for the welfare of your children.
These responsibilities are called - "parental responsibilities". There are four main principles:
Separation, divorce, or being remarried does not affect these principles.
These responsibilities end when a child turns 18 years, or if they marry before they are 18. Sometimes the responsibilities also end when a child is adopted.
What are my responsibilities?
The law does not define these responsibilities, but they could include:
Each parent shares all responsibilities until a particular responsibility is accepted solely by a person under a parenting plan or is ordered by the court under parenting orders.
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