Property Settlement - Parental Contributions

Section 79(4)(c) of the Family Law Act recognises parenting duties as relevant non-financial contributions to a relationship.

Section 79(4)(c) parenting contributions may include: taking a child to and from school or sporting commitments, assistance with homework, extra-curricular activities or special care for children with disabilities.

How will the court assess parental contributions?

The court will have regard to the quality of parenting contributions performed.

Certain factors (such as whether outside help was utilised by a party) will be relevant in determining the weight placed upon parenting contributions.

Why is the recognition of parental contributions important?

Acknowledgement of the time, energy and personal sacrifice involved in raising a child is necessary to bring equality to any assessment of the overall contributions of parties to a former relationship.

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