Children, Courts, and Custody: Interdisciplinary Models for Divorcing Families

Children, Courts, and Custody: Interdisciplinary Models for Divorcing Families

by Andrew I. Schepard
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521529301

ISBN-13: 9780521529303

Pub. Date: 01/31/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The level of conflict between parents is the key factor in how children overcome the challenges divorce creates. This book provides an overview of relevant trends in law, conflict resolution and mental health and the empirical research that supports them. It analyzes the principal challenges facing the child custody court of today which entails assuring the safety

Overview

The level of conflict between parents is the key factor in how children overcome the challenges divorce creates. This book provides an overview of relevant trends in law, conflict resolution and mental health and the empirical research that supports them. It analyzes the principal challenges facing the child custody court of today which entails assuring the safety of parents and children from violence and providing access to justice and services. Concluding with an agenda for reform of the child custody court, the volume advocates interdisciplinary collaboration to help courts meet the needs of twenty-first century parents and children.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521529303
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/31/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Overview; 2. Kramer vs Kramer revisited: the sole custody/adversary system paradigm; 3. Divorce, children and courts: an empirical perspective; 4. Parents are forever I: joint custody and parenting plans; 5. Parents are forever II: Alternative dispute resolution and mediation; 6. Parents are forever III: Court-affiliated educational programs; 7. Contrasting child custody court paradigms: New York and California; 8. Family violence; 9. Differentiated case management; 10. Lawyers for parents; 11. The voice of the child, the lawyer for the child and child alienation; 12. Neutral Mental Health Evaluators; 13. The best interests test and its presumption-based competitors; 14. Consolidating the new paradigm: the future of the child custody court; Acknowledgements; Endnotes.

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