Child Custody and Visitation Law and Practice

This national publication covers all custody and visitation matters handled by the family law practitioner

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This national publication covers all custody and visitation matters handled by the family law practitioner including:

•   every phase of a disputed custody or visitation proceeding
•   effective use of expert witnesses
•   substantive law of custody and visitation
•   alternatives to traditional approaches
•   practical advice on management of a case
•   analysis of UCCJEA, PKPA, ICWA, and the Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction

Topics discussed include:
•   Child custody mediation
•   Child abuse and custody
•   Rights of putative fathers
•   International enforcement of custodial rights
•   The effective use of mental health experts and child custody evaluation reports and custody determinations in light of the new reproductive technologies in custody-visitation disputes
•   Disputes between parents
•   Disputes between parents and non-parents
•   The role of child preference

Special features include over 150 litigation forms, scope notes, extensive footnotes covering all 50 states, and a detailed state-by-state analysis of the UCCJEA.

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Table of contents

What's New 1 

STATE HIGHLIGHTS NEW DEVELOPMENTS 2

CHAPTER 1 OVERVIEW: DEVELOPMENT OF THE LAW OF CHILD CUSTODY AND VISITATION 10|48|93|104

CHAPTER 2 INITIAL CLIENT INTERVIEWS AND CASE EVALUATIONS 7|25|45|53

CHAPTER 3 IMPACT OF THE UNIFORM CHILD CUSTODY JURISDICTION AND ENFORCEMENT ACT (UCCJEA): AN OVERVIEW 14|47|160|223|239

Appendix 3A: UNIFORM CHILD CUSTODY JURISDICTION ACT JURISDICTIONS 27|80

Appendix 3B: PARENTAL KIDNAPPING PREVENTION ACT OF 1980 2

Appendix 3C: UNIFORM CHILD CUSTODY JURISDICTION AND ENFORCEMENT ACT (1997). 46

CHAPTER 4 INTERSTATE CHILD CUSTODY JURISDICTION UNDER UCCJA, UCCJEA AND PKPA 5|29|114|193|220

CHAPTER 5 RECOGNITION AND ENFORCEMENT OF FOREIGN JUDGMENTS 7|27|74|95|103

CHAPTER 6 COMMENCEMENT OF ACTION OR PROCEEDING 12|42|53|57

CHAPTER 7 DOMESTIC ABUSE OR VIOLENCE IN CHILD CUSTODY CASES 4|30|53|55

CHAPTER 8 TEMPORARY CUSTODY DETERMINATIONS 9|37|68|71

CHAPTER 9 COUNSEL FEES IN CUSTODY PROCEEDINGS 15|64|109|122

CHAPTER 10 CUSTODY DISPUTES BETWEEN PARENTS 19|73|124|137

CHAPTER 11 DISPUTES BETWEEN PARENTS AND THIRD PARTIES 17|30|43

CHAPTER 11A ASSISTED REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND COLLABORATIVE REPRODUCTION 4|20|37|44|46

CHAPTER 12 CHILD PREFERENCES 17|46|62|66

CHAPTER 12A LEGAL REPRESENTATION OF CHILDREN IN CUSTODY AND VISITATION CASES 15|57|91|103

CHAPTER 13 JOINT CUSTODY 24|76|88

CHAPTER 13A RELOCATION BY THE CUSTODIAL PARENT 11|24

CHAPTER 14 CUSTODY AND VISITATION AGREEMENTS 16|58|137|142

CHAPTER 15 DIVORCE MEDIATION 9|36|70|84

CHAPTER 15A CHILD CUSTODY MEDIATION 18|52|113|116

CHAPTER 16 VISITATION 20|64|68

Appendix 16-A GRANDPARENT VISITATION STATUTES 2

Appendix 16-B: EFFECT OF ADOPTION ON NON-PARENT VISITATION 2

CHAPTER 16A VISITATION AND CHILD SUPPORT 11|25|36

Appendix 16A-A: UNIFORM RECIPROCAL ENFORCEMENT OF SUPPORT ACT 1968 REVISED ACT 7|50

CHAPTER 17 DISCOVERY 14|66|120

CHAPTER 18 PRE-TRIAL PREPARATION 8|41|83|94

CHAPTER 19 TRIAL PROCEDURE AND ADVOCACY 11|56|98|102

Appendix 19A: TRIAL MANUAL 8|18|21

CHAPTER 20 EVIDENCE 12|56|90|93

CHAPTER 20A GUIDELINES FOR CHOOSING AN EXPERT WITNESS FOR A CHILD CUSTODY PROCEEDING 11|39|56

CHAPTER 21 EFFECTIVE USE OF PSYCHIATRISTS 7|20|47|62

Appendix 21A: RETAINER AGREEMENT FOR PSYCHIATRIST TO SERVE AS IMPARTIAL EXPERT FOR BOTH PARTIES IN A CUSTODY DISPUTE 2

Appendix 21B: RETAINER AGREEMENT FOR PSYCHIATRIST TO SERVE AS AN ADVOCATE FOR A PARTY IN A CUSTODY DISPUTE 2

Appendix 21C: CHILD'S DEVELOPMENTAL HISTORY QUESTIONNAIRE 2

Appendix 21D: RATING OVERT BEHAVIOR OF YOUR CHILD 2

Appendix 21E: REPORT OF IMPARTIAL EXPERT PSYCHIATRIST CHOSEN BY THE PARTIES 2

CHAPTER 22 EFFECTIVE USE OF PSYCHOLOGISTS 9|29|52|68

Appendix 22A: PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING REPORT 2

CHAPTER 23 EFFECTIVE USE OF SOCIAL WORKERS 7|27|53|61

Appendix 23A: SOCIAL WORKER'S REPORT 2

CHAPTER 24 EXAMINATION AND QUALIFICATION OF EXPERT WITNESSES 11|31|36|38

CHAPTER 24A CONDUCTING AN EVALUATION IN A CHILD CUSTODY OR VISITATION DISPUTE: A CHILD CUSTODY EVALUATOR'S PERSPECTIVE 8|25|46

Appendix 24A-1: SERVICES AGREEMENT 2

Appendix 24A-2: CHILD CUSTODY EVALUATION 2

CHAPTER 24B ASSESSING ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL ABUSE IN A CUSTODY OR VISITATION DISPUTE 8|30|40

Appendix 24B-1: PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION REPORT 2

CHAPTER 25 MODIFICATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF FORUM STATE'S CUSTODY-VISITATION DIRECTIVES 10|56|88|114|116

CHAPTER 26 APPEALS 12|35|45|47

CHAPTER 27 TRIAL OF CUSTODY CASESS VIEWED BY A TRIAL JUDGE 12|17|20|23

CHAPTER 28 TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS 10|41|63

CHAPTER 29 THE INDIAN CHILD WELFARE ACT AND LAWS AFFECTING INDIAN JUVENILES 12|62|104|112

Appendix 29A: INDIAN CHILD WELFARE ACT OF 1978 2|3|4|11|33

Appendix 29B: BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, GUIDELINES FOR STATE COURTS; INDIAN CHILD CUSTODY PROCEEDINGS 2

Appendix 29C1: 25 CFR 13--TRIBAL REASSUMPTION OF JURISDICTION OVER CHILD CUSTODY PROCEEDINGS 2|3|6|13

Appendix 29C2: COMMENTS 2

Appendix 29D1: 25 CFR 23--INDIAN CHILD WELFARE ACT IMPLEMENTATION 2|12|56

Appendix 29D2: COMMENTS 2

Appendix 29D3: COMMENTS 2

Appendix 29D4: COMMENTS 2

CHAPTER 30 RIGHTS OF PUTATIVE FATHERS TO CUSTODY AND VISITATION 9|18

CHAPTER 31 ALLEGATIONS OF ABUSE IN CHILD CUSTODY AND VISITATION PROCEEDINGS 16|49|85|90|93

CHAPTER 32 INTERNATIONAL ENFORCEMENT OF CHILD CUSTODY 5|21|70|104

Appendix 32A: HAGUE INTERNATIONAL CHILD ABDUCTION CONVENTION; TEXT AND LEGAL ANALYSIS 2

Appendix 32B: AN ACT TO ESTABLISH PROCEDURES TO IMPLEMENT THE HAGUE CONVENTION ON THE CIVIL ASPECTS OF INTERNATIONAL ... 2

Appendix 32C: THE STATE DEPARTMENT ANALYSIS OF THE BILL AS ORIGINALLY INTRODUCED (SB 1347) TO ENSURE THE FULL ... 2

Appendix 32D: INTERNATIONAL PARENTAL CHILD ABDUCTION A GUIDE FOR VICTIMS 2

Appendix 32E: PASSPORT SERVICES-- ISSUANCE AND DENIAL OF PASSPORTS TO MINOR CHILDREN 2

Appendix 32F: RETAINING A FOREIGN ATTORNEY 2

Appendix 32G: INTERNATIONAL JUDICIAL ASSISTANCE 2

GEN. APP. I: UPA (2002)