Shared Parenting and Domestic Violence

Shared Parenting and Domestic Violence

The concept of shared parenting can endanger women and their children in families in which violence is an issue.

A family court system premised on “friendly parenting” that does not understand ongoing post-separation violence creates serious challenges for women and often results in custody outcomes that force them and their children into close and unsafe – even lethal — contact with their abuser for many years.

This presentation delivered at the Canadian Domestic Violence Conference in June 2015 by Luke’s Place Legal Director, Pamela Cross, explores the history and impact of shared parenting in the Canadian legal system.

Read: When Shared Parenting and Safety of Women and Children Conflict

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