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Top 15 articles
Last updated - 19 June 1998
- Bender, William N; Brannon, Lynn;
Victimization of non-custodial parents, grandparents and children as a function of sole custody: views of the advocacy groups and research support,
Journal of Divorce and Remarriage,
(1994) 21(3/4) p 81-114.
Evidence has mounted that sole custody/visitation arrangements create unnecessary and unwarranted victimisation of non-custodial parents, grandparents and children at the hands of the custodial parent. Aims to expand the current investigations to a broader ecologically based perspective which includes all emotionally relevant extended family members.
- Cannon, David; Parenting plans
- Conway, Helen;
Shared residence orders,
Family Law, (1995) p 435-437,
- Elkin, Meyer;
Joint custody: affirming that parents and families are forever,
Social Work, (1987) p18-24,
Discusses the benefits of joint custody as a means of defining the postdivorce relationship between parents and children more realistically. Also discusses the linkage between joint custody and divorce mediation.
- Harty, Mary; Wood, James;
From shared care to shared residence: perspectives on section II of the Children Act 1989,
Family Law, (1991) p430-433.
The legislature seemingly gives, if not approval, then at least a specific vehicle for shared care arrangements in the form of s.11 of the Children Act 1989. Looks at the background to shared care from a variety of perspectives, and examines the new provisions in the light of the decisions under the existing law
- Kelly, Joan B;
The determination of child custody,
The Future of Children, (1994) 4(1) p121-142.
This article reviews briefly the history of child custody decision making and describes current custodial arrangements in the United States. It examines both the manner in which parents and courts make decisions regarding custody and access, and the changes in visiting patterns in recent decades. The author discusses the impact of reforms in the law and the implementation of newer dispute resolution and educational interventions, and then makes recommendations for policy and practice.
- Kelly, Joan B;
Examining resistance to joint custody,
in Folberg, J (ed) "Joint Custody and Shared Parenting" (1991)
- Kruk, Edward ;
Promoting co-operative parenting after separation: a theraputic/interventionist model,
Family Therapy, (1993) p235-261
- Moloney, Lawrie;
Beyond custody and access: a children's rights approach to post-separation parenting,
Australian Journal of Family Law (1993) p 249-259
- Richards, Martin P M;
Joint custody revisited
Family Law, (1989) p 83-85.
Reviews research on divorce and its consequences for children and their parents and suggests conclusions that may be drawn. In the difficult matter of custody, proposes that more fundamental questions need to be asked about the role of the courts in decision making
- Thompson, Ross A;
The role of the father after divorce,
The Future of Children, (1994) 4(1) p 210-235.
Fathers figure prominently in a child's postdivorce life whether they are involved or disinterested, but concerns about inadequate child support, noncustodial fathers who fail to visit, and the economic plight of single mothers have together raised policy questions about how better to enfranchise fathers with the rights and responsibilities of parenting and ensure them a continuing and meaningful role in the lives of their offspring. This article focuses on obstacles and avenues to ensuring a meaningful postdivorce parenting role for fathers by examining the effects on them of custody standards, visitation policies, child support guidelines and their enforcement, and the other economic arrangements surrounding contemporary divorce. In the end, public policies that foster the child's unconflicted relationships with each parent in the context of reliable and adequate economic support will require new ways of structuring relations between ex-spouses in the interests of offspring (for example, new approaches to custody and visitation), nonadversarial modes of assisted dispute resolution to accommodate postdivorce changes in family life, child support policies which guarantee that a child's economic needs will be met when parents are unable to provide adequately (and that assist parents who are unable to provide), and that recognize and ensure both the relational and the economic contributions of each parent to a child's well-being.
- Tomkins, Robert;
Parenting plans - a concept whose time has come,
Family and Conciliation Courts Review, (1995) 33(3) p 286-297
- Weyland, Innes; ,
Contact within different legal contexts,
Family Law, (1992) p 138-144
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