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Pod­cast | How do courts bal­ance reli­gious beliefs against the best inter­ests of a child?

Monique Robb appears in this Lawyers Week­ly pod­cast and dis­cuss­es how fam­i­ly courts will respond when reli­gious dis­agree­ments get in the way of deter­min­ing parental arrangements.

Fam­i­ly Law leg­is­la­tion dic­tates that a court’s para­mount con­sid­er­a­tion should be the best inter­ests of a child, and there are numer­ous fac­tors that a court will take into account in mak­ing such deter­mi­na­tions. But, in par­ent­ing dis­putes, what hap­pens if the par­ents can­not agree on the reli­gious upbring­ing of a child? Can a court deter­mine which parent’s faith should be pri­o­tised, and what reli­gion should be seen as offer­ing a bet­ter envi­ron­ment, cul­tur­al or lifestyle path­way for a child?

Lis­ten to the pod­cast here.

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