Childrens residence arrangements after divorce and their consequences
PhD student: Ms Y.M. Bérénos
Promotor: Mrs Prof K. Boele-Woelki
Duration: 1/9/2010 - 31/8/2014
The research programme aims to get insight in the legal uncertainty of childrens residence arrangements after divorce and the socio-emotional and economic consequences of these different arrangements for mothers, fathers and their children. Co-parenting arrangements constitute the main focus since parents increasingly take care of their child on an alternate basis. As a result the child resides with both parents at different homes for certain periods. Whether this alternating residence is the result of an agreement between the parents and whether the courts order alternating residence even when one or both parents is hostile to the idea is not known. Moreover, little is known about the effects of childrens post-divorce residence arrangements on the lives of children and their parents. In order to achieve the indicated aim an integrated approach will be applied: The legal framework of postdivorce arrangements regarding the residence of children will be contextualized using a sociological perspective.