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Divorced from reality : rethinking family dispute resolution

Author: Jane C Murphy; Jana B Singer
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2015]
Series: Families, law, and society series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Over the past thirty years, there has been a dramatic shift in the way the legal system approaches and resolves family disputes. Traditionally, family law dispute resolution was based on an "adversary" system: two parties and their advocates stood before a judge who determined which party was at fault in a divorce and who would be awarded the rights in a custody dispute. Now, many family courts are opting for a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2014050100
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jane C Murphy; Jana B Singer
ISBN: 0814708943 9780814708941
OCLC Number: 911497920
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 219 pages)
Contents: Historical overview --
The critique of the adversary system and the new paradigm as a response --
Expanded courts with diminished legal norms --
The new vision meets the new family --
From gladiators and umpires to problem-solvers and managers --
The influence of comparative and international family law --
Creating a twenty-first-century family dispute resolution system --
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Series Title: Families, law, and society series.
Responsibility: Jane C. Murphy and Jana B. Singer.
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Over the past thirty years, there has been a dramatic shift in the way the legal system approaches and resolves family disputes. Traditionally, family law dispute resolution was based on an "adversary" system: two parties and their advocates stood before a judge who determined which party was at fault in a divorce and who would be awarded the rights in a custody dispute. Now, many family courts are opting for a "problem-solving" model in which courts attempt to resolve both legal and non-legal issues. At the same time, American families have changed dramatically. Divorce rates have leveled of.

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In this text, Professors Singer and Murphy have provided a concise but thorough examination of the developments in dispute resolution in private family law matters, especially parenting disputes. By Read more...

 
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