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Author Parkinson, Patrick.

Title Family law and the indissolubility of parenthood / Patrick Parkinson.

Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 286 pages) : illustrations
Series Cambridge books online.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Family law and the issue of gender conflict -- The divorce revolution and the process of allocation -- Redefining parenthood after separation -- Reasons for the demise of sole custody -- Shared parenting : the new frontier -- Violence, abuse and post-separation parenting -- Relocation -- Dispute resolution for the enduring family -- Adjudication for the enduring family -- Child support and the obligations of parenthood -- Spousal support and the feminization of poverty -- Between two conflicting views of separation and divorce.
Summary "There are few areas of public policy in the Western world where there is as much turbulence as in family law. Often the disputes are seen in terms of an endless war between the genders. Reviewing developments over the last 30 years in North America, Europe, and Australasia, Patrick Parkinson argues that, rather than just being about gender, the conflicts in family law derive from the breakdown of the model on which divorce reform was predicated in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Experience has shown that although marriage may be freely dissoluble, parenthood is not. Dealing with the most difficult issues in family law, this book charts a path for law reform that recognizes that the family endures despite the separation of parents, while allowing room for people to make a fresh start and prioritizing the safety of all concerned when making decisions about parenting after separation." -- Publisher's information.
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Subject Domestic relations.
Divorce -- Law and legislation.
Custody of children.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Parkinson, Patrick. Family law and the indissolubility of parenthood. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011 9780521116107 (DLC) 2010043976 (OCoLC)671238409
ISBN 9781139077491 (electronic bk.)
113907749X (electronic bk.)
9780511921063 (ebook)
0511921063 (ebook)