This book analyzes the issues surrounding divorce and its implications for public policy. The authors integrate research and policy perspectives of scholars in various disciplines to focus on the consequences of divorce for children, the parents' responsibilities after divorce, nonresidential parenting, and the effects of a high divorce rate in society.

Improving the Law Relating to Postdivorce Arrangements for Children

Improving the law relating to postdivorce arrangements for children
Katharine T.Bartlett

Drafting rules for resolving disputes over children at divorce is a daunting task. The circumstances to which any rule must be applied are numbingly diverse, the stakes are high, and the objectives ambitious and conflicting.

It is the job of the law, of course, to solve complex and important matters, and difficulties abound in all areas: laws of criminal procedure must balance interests of potential victims of crime against the interests of the accused; contract law designed to govern agreements between multinational corporations must apply impartially and fairly to unsophisticated buyers as well.

Disputes over children between divorcing parents raise tensions, however, that make rule-making in this area especially ...

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