This report presents the key findings from the Survey of Recently Separated Families 2012. This study examined the experiences of 6,119 parents who separated between 31 July 2010 and 31 December 2011.
The research, commissioned and funded by Attorney-General's Department, focuses on parents whose main use of family law system services occurred around 2011 and provides insights into the operation of the family law system five years after the family law reforms of 2006 and 12 months prior to the legislative reforms introduced by the Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Act 2011 (Cth) (2011-2012 amendments). A central aim of the study was to gain a more detailed understanding of parents’ experiences of, and system responses to, family violence and concerns about child safety.
Authored by John De Maio, Rae Kaspiew, Diana Smart, Jessie Dunstan and Sharnee Moore.