Renegotiating Family Relationships: Divorce, Child Custody, and Mediation / Edition 1

Renegotiating Family Relationships: Divorce, Child Custody, and Mediation / Edition 1

by Robert E. Emery
     
 

ISBN-10: 089862214X

ISBN-13: 9780898622140

Pub. Date: 07/01/2004

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

The author presents a state-of-the-art overview of divorce, child custody, and mediation within the context of the latest psychological research and contemporary divorce law. Providing specific techniques and detailed case histories, he outlines an approach for estranged couples to renegotiate their relationship, defining new boundaries of intimacy and power between…  See more details below

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The author presents a state-of-the-art overview of divorce, child custody, and mediation within the context of the latest psychological research and contemporary divorce law. Providing specific techniques and detailed case histories, he outlines an approach for estranged couples to renegotiate their relationship, defining new boundaries of intimacy and power between the various members of the family. The book illustrates how mediation can keep a large percentage of families out of court, increase parents' satisfaction with the process, encourage the involvement of both parents with the children, and break out of the "win-lose" mentality of the law and negotiate "win-win" settlements instead.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898622140
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/2004
Pages:
243
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

1Conflicting Perspectives: His and Her Divorce1
2Renegotiating Relationships I: Separating Marital and Parental Roles17
3Renegotiating Relationships Il: Children in the Divorced Family System45
4Divorce and Custody Law: Perfect Problems, Imperfect Solutions66
5Custody Dispute Resolution Procedures in Theory and Practice95
6Negotiating Agreements I: Determining Policies and Conducting the First Session114
7Negotiating Agreements II: Focusing on Issues, Brainstorming Options, and Drafting Parenting Plans143
8Research on Custody Mediation175
9Psychological Research on Children, Parents, and Divorce194
10His and Her Divorce Revisited218
References224
Index237

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