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If it is not appropriate for a Child to spend equal time with each parent, then the Court must consider a Child spending substantial and significant time with a parent.
Substantial and significant time requires that the time a parent spends with a child:
The requirements for substantial and significant time are intended to ensure that the Court considers making parenting arrangements that provide for more time being spent, than just each alternate weekend and half of the school holidays.
The intention is for both parents to be involved with the children for both 'fun' time and the more difficult (or less fun) time involved in meeting a child's needs during weekdays involving, school, routine etc.
Other Questions answered in the Child's Time with each Parent & Parental Responsibility Sections
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