Mothers on Trial

Author: Phyllis Chesler
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1569769095
Format: PDF
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Updated and revised with seven new chapters, a new introduction, and a new resources section, this landmark book is invaluable for women facing a custody battle. It was the first to break the myth that mothers receive preferential treatment over fathers in custody disputes. Although mothers generally retain custody when fathers choose not to fight for it, fathers who seek custody often win--not because the mother is unfit or the father has been the primary caregiver but because, as Phyllis Chesler argues, women are held to a much higher standard of parenting. Incorporating findings from years of research, hundreds of interviews, and international surveys about child-custody arrangements, Chesler argues for new guidelines to resolve custody disputes and to prevent the continued oppression of mothers in custody situations. This book provides a philosophical and psychological perspective as well as practical advice from one of the country's leading matrimonial lawyers. Both an indictment of a discriminatory system and a call to action over motherhood under siege, "Mothers on Trial" is essential reading for anyone concerned either personally or professionally with custody rights and the well-being of the children involved.

From Madness to Mutiny

Author: Amy Neustein
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 9781584654629
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A powerful expose of the family court system's prejudice against mothers trying to protect their sexually abused children.

Prosecuted But Not Silenced

Author: Maralee Mclean
Publisher: Tate Pub & Enterprises Llc
ISBN: 9781620240632
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A powerful documentary about a mother and daughter's tragic involvement with the judicial system when there were allegations of child sexual abuse. This riveting book is a must read for all those working in the fields of domestic violence, child abuse, or child trauma so they can realize what does occur even today. It is important to ensure that all judges, attorneys, mental health professionals, medical personnel, child custody evaluators, and social workers are trained in the dynamics of such maltreatment so that there are no more situations like what happened to Maralee and her daughter.' Robert Geffner, Ph.D., ABPP, ABN Founding President, Family Violence & Sexual Assault Institute Co-Chair, National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan Former President, Trauma Psychology Division, American Psychological Association 'Most sexually abused children are victimized in their own homes. The family court is the gatekeeper of their safety. May Ms. McLean's painful story energize its readers and spark a tsunami of accountability and scrutiny for those judges, custody evaluators, guardians ad litem, and lawyers whose misguided, and often misogynistic, nonsense jeopardizes generations of children and compounds their misery.' Richard Ducote, Esq. Pennsylvania and Louisiana Bars

Bitter Remains

Author: Diane Fanning
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 0425278484
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The U.S. national bestselling author of Under the Cover of Night (Berkley, 2014) recounts the gruesome death of mother Laura Jean Ackerson, who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend and his wife. Both accused each other of killing Laura, then dismembering and disposing of her remains in Texas. This is the story of that gruesome crime, the events leading up to it and the trial that followed.

Joint Custody with a Jerk

Author: Julie A. Ross, M.A.
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312584202
Format: PDF, ePub
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Offers advice and communication techniques for dealing with common problems commonly faced by divorced couples who share custody of a child.

The Worst Interests of the Child

Author: Keith Harmon Snow
ISBN: 9780981611488
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Keith Harmon Snow's meticulously documented investigation into sex-trafficking of children by American judges is not to be missed. This scandal is one of the most important censored stories in our country today. I might not believe what Mr. Snow has written if I had not independently investigated two dozen cases not discussed in his article, and found ample evidence of the precise dynamics he lays out for us here. Anyone who says they care about child welfare needs to learn what is happening in family courts and take action until it is stopped. Once you start reading this expose, you won't be able to put it down." -Lundy Bancroft Author of Why Does He Do That? History's largest-selling book on domestic violence"

From Father s Property to Children s Rights

Author: Mary Ann Mason
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231080476
Format: PDF, ePub
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The book gracefully combines historical and legal scholarship in an unusually rich perspective on the history of children and their parents. Mason consistently draws on this history to illuminate contemporary issues - the current emphasis on biological parenthood, the proliferation of reproductive technologies, and the growing use and misuse of the social sciences.

Motherless America

Author: Doreen Ludwig
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781515256212
Format: PDF, ePub
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What happens when a mother divorces her abusive husband? "Motherless America: Confronting Welfare's Fatherhood Custody Program" six memoir chapters answer the question in a raw tale of corruption and cover-up. Three protagonists, a lawyer, a psychologist and a judge, collude to eliminate mother from the children's lives by calling her mentally ill, jailing, depriving her of financial resources and the ability to educate and improve herself. Under dire circumstances, Doreen plows forward, learns the law, only to discover and investigate the government program that funds father's abuse. Six memoir chapters humanize by using real life to demonstrate problems, showing how policy affects lives. It is not common knowledge that our government finances a family court industry that mandates abusive fathers over protecting women and children. Motherless America shines a light on a government program designed to give fathers control of children by way of family court. Six memoir chapters with four research chapters that inform readers of the nature of abuse and how it is processed by the family court industry; who invented the government program to make sure men control the family even after divorce; occupations that administer the program; and government funding and program design. The book concludes with a chapter that lists problems and offers solutions.