The Equal Parent Presumption: Social Justice in the Legal Determination of Parenting After Divorce

The Equal Parent Presumption: Social Justice in the Legal Determination of Parenting After Divorce

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Hardcover, McGill Queens Univ Pr, 2013, ISBN13 9780773542914, ISBN10 0773542914
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Hardcover, McGill Queens Univ Pr, 2013, ISBN13 9780773542914, ISBN10 0773542914

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Hardcover, McGill Queens Univ Pr, 2013, ISBN13 9780773542914, ISBN10 0773542914

In custody battles over the children of separated parents, the prevailing standard of evaluating what is in the "best interests of the child" has been scrutinized because of the discretionary nature of what is "best" and because of the bias in favour of the child residing in one "primary residence." In response, a consensus is beginning to emerge that it is vitally important that children maintain meaningful relationships with both parents after divorce. In The Equal Parenting Presumption, Edward Kruk proposes a child-focused approach based on a standard that considers the best interests of the child from the perspective of the child and a responsibility-to-needs orientation to social justice for children and families. Challenging previous research and received ideas, Kruk presents an evidence-based framework of equal parental responsibility as the most effective means of ensuring the protection of family relationships following divorce, and shielding children from ongoing parental conflict and family violence. The existing system of determining parental rights and responsibilities is harming families. The Equal Parenting Presumption addresses a major barrier to the principle of gender equality in parenting after divorce, and proposes a viable alternative to sole custody in the form of a legal presumption of shared and equal parenting.

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Number of Pages: 206
Original Languages: English
Author: Kruk, Edward
Book Format: Hardcover
Publisher: McGill Queens Univ Pr
Publication Date: October, 2013
ISBN-13: 9780773542914
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.00 x 8.75 x 1.00 Inches
ISBN-10: 0773542914
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