At this year's conference a great deal of discussion centred around controversies that have developed over recent research concerning shared custody, and in particular whether shared custody, including overnights, is appropriate for infants and toddlers. The consensus was that, while some recent research had suggested that shared custody, including overnights, is not appropriate for very young children, the preponderance of evidence indicated that it may well be appropriate, even beneficial, in cases in which there are two good parents and the child is bonded with both parents.
The evidence also indicated however that such shared parenting time should be introduced slowly in cases in which one parent had not had an opportunity to spend a lot of time with or form a close bond with the child. It was apparent from discussions at the conference that this area of family law is still developing and remains controversial and that continuing research is needed.
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It has come to media attention that Sophie Turner has filed a court action for the return of hers and Joe Jonas’ two young children to England. In the same court action, Sophie has asked the court to declare that their children have “habitual residence” in England. So, what happens now?