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The custody wars : why children are losing the legal battle and what we can do about it

Author: Mary Ann Mason
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In The Custody Wars Mary Ann Mason, one of the country's foremost family law experts, argues for the restoration of children's rights to the foreground of the custody debate. Mason tackles some of the toughest questions facing the courts today." "Should an abusive husband be given custody of his child? What about unwed fathers? Gay parents? Full-time working mothers? How much say should young children have in  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Ann Mason
ISBN: 0465015298 9780465015290
OCLC Number: 43809011
Description: x, 278 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Are mothers losing the custody wars? --
Joint custody: Solomon's solution --
A voice for the child? --
Enter the unwed father --
Stepparents and other legal strangers --
Domestic violence: the hot zone of the custody wars --
Fit to be a parent? Gay and lesbian parents come out of the closet fighting --
Test tube troubles: custody in the age of new reproductive technology --
A place for the child.
Responsibility: Mary Ann Mason.

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How should the courts decide custody cases that involve adoption, divorce, and single parenting? Drawing on a wealth of legal cases and research, Mary Ann Mason presents a bold programme for reform  Read more...

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