What is meant by allocated parental rights and responsibilities?
Allocated parental rights and responsibilities means that the responsibilities for the various aspects of a child’s welfare are divided between the parents, with the parent allocated a particular responsibility and having the right to control that aspect of the child’s welfare. Each right and responsibility may be divided between parents exclusively or proportionally. Examples of responsibilities that may be divided between parents include the primary physical residence, parent-child contact, support, education, medical and dental care, religious upbringing, and travel boundaries and expenses. A parent allocated a particular responsibility may be required to inform the other parent of major changes in that aspect of the child’s life.