Journal Article

Child Support Policy in Australia and the United Kingdom: Changing Priorities But A Similar Tough Deal for Children?

Belinda Fehlberg and Mavis Maclean

in International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family

Volume 23, issue 1, pages 1-24
Published in print April 2009 | ISSN: 1360-9939
Published online January 2009 | e-ISSN: 1464-3707 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/lawfam/ebn015
Child Support Policy in Australia and the United Kingdom: Changing Priorities But A Similar Tough Deal for Children?

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This article examines shifts in child support law and policy in Australia and the UK since the establishment of child support schemes in both jurisdictions from the late 1980s. Our analysis suggests that while original policy goals in Australia and the UK were broadly similar, they also diverged in important respects. Further, legislative and operational elements of the respective schemes as originally enacted have played a key role in influencing subsequent shifts in the substance and policy of the regimes. Yet the practical implications of currently diverging law and policy approaches are likely to be similar, in that most fathers will pay less child support in the future.

Journal Article.  10573 words. 

Subjects: Family Law ; Marriage and the Family

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