Mothers on Trial

Author: Phyllis Chesler
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1569769095
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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, Mobi
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A powerful expose of the family court system's prejudice against mothers trying to protect their sexually abused children.

Complex Issues in Child Custody Evaluations

Author: Philip M. Stahl
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761919094
Format: PDF, Docs
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Over the past five to 10 years, there has been a significant increase in the use of child custody evaluations by the courts. At the same time, the issues have become more complex and difficult. In this book, the author provides a theoretical and practical understanding of many of the issues. A key component is the integration of disparate research findings into a comprehensive resource that will enable the evaluator and the court to understand these complex issues. A second component is to provide a thorough understanding of the fact that divorce brings with it a set of complex needs, and evaluators and the courts must develop a paradigm for weighing these needs in a comprehensive manner.

Joint Custody with a Jerk

Author: Julie A. Ross, M.A.
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312584202
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

From Father s Property to Children s Rights

Author: Mary Ann Mason
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231080476
Format: PDF
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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.

Sleep My Darlings

Author: Diane Fanning
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466834544
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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SLEEP MY DARLINGS Diane Fanning On January 28, 2011, the Tampa Police Department received a phone call from a woman who was worried about her daughter, Julie Schenecker. A devoted Army wife and mother of two, Julie had sent her mother an email that could be described as "suicidal." When authorities arrived at the Schenecker home, they encountered a horrific scene... Sixteen-year-old Calyx and thirteen-year-old Beau Schenecker were found dead—both of them shot, then covered with blankets. Upon questioning, Julie admitted that she was "tired of the kids talking back" and just "wanted it to be over." Had her manic depression driven her to the point of insanity? Or was hers a case of cold, calculated violence and manipulation? This is the shocking true story of motherhood, mental illness, and two charges of murder in the first degree.

Bitter Remains

Author: Diane Fanning
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 0425278484
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Nolo s Essential Guide to Child Custody and Support

Author: Emily Doskow
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 1413324355
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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When you’re getting divorced, you can make a tough time easier for your children (and yourself) if you and the other parent can create your own custody plan and agree on child support. If you can’t work out custody and support, you’ll have to head to court and ask a judge to step in Either way, Nolo’s Essential Guide to Child Custody & Support can help. You’ll learn: how negotiation and mediation can keep costs down, ease the transition for kids, and improve future dealings with your ex where to find your state’s child support guidelines how judges make custody decisions how to enforce and change custody and support orders how court trials work what military families need to know when you need a lawyer and how to work with one You’ll also find specifics about each state’s laws, including what factors courts consider when they rule on custody arrangements, what happens when one parent wants to move away with the children, and how you can change custody or support orders.