Separated Same-Sex Parented Families - Family Law Pathways Network



Date:               Thursday 25 October 2018

Time                1pm to 5pm

Venue:             The Shine Dome, Gordon Street, Acton

Cost:                $50.00

Includes:          Afternoon tea

RSVP:               Friday 19 October 2018

                        Eventbrite link here

CPD:                attendance at this seminar will provide you with CPD units


Contact Details:          Carol Benda or 6243 3463


Session Details

Luke’s presentation will explore changing social attitudes and recent trends in same-sex divorce from countries where marriage equality has existed for some time. Luke will then share the findings of his qualitative research undertaken with separated same- sex parents from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, and regional Victoria.

His findings unpack their experiences of separation both before and after legal changes recognising female non-biological parents, and will discuss parents’ experiences of shared care over two and sometimes three households.

He will introduce us to guild-parented families, those who create their family with more than two parents and their subsequent unique experiences of separation and shared parenting. His findings will also uncover same-sex parents’ experiences and perceptions of separation services and service providers, including legal professionals, family relationship centres, and mediation and counselling services

About the presenter:

Dr Luke Gahan is an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at La Trobe University and a Research Fellow at the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI).

The Shine Done - Gordon Street, Acton
Carol Benda - or (02) 6243 3463