Modern Child Custody Practice
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Cited by the U.S. Supreme Court in Troxel, scrutinizing grandparent visitation, and also by the supreme courts of 11 states, Modern Child Custody Practice is the manual that:
- Treats the human dynamics as well as the legal aspects of child custody and support cases
- Analyzes each step of the custody proceeding, from the first client interview through the appeals process
- Describes how to most effectively use--or rebut--the testimony of mental health professionals
- Explains when joint or split custody is a viable alternative
- Thoroughly discusses visitation by the noncustodial parent, grandparents and stepparents
- Evaluates the type and degree of change required to modify custody
- Provides guidance for handling an out-of-state move by the custodial parent
- Sets forth the orientation and techniques used in mediation
- Includes forms, checklists, case examples, detailed citations and appendices
- Covers child custody jurisdiction, including a thorough analysis of the law, the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) and the Hague Convention
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Table of contents
Ch. 1 Client Interview and Evaluation
Ch. 2 Mediation
Ch. 3 Jurisdiction
Ch. 4 Factors Considered in Deciding Custody
Ch. 5 Visitation by the Noncustodial Parent
Ch. 6 Joint and Split Custody
Ch. 7 Out-of-State Move by Custodial Parent
Ch. 8 Surrogate Parenting
Ch. 9 Third Party Custody and Visitation
Ch. 10 Modification of Custody and Visitation Orders
Ch. 11 Child Support
Ch. 12 Trial Practice and Negotiations
Ch. 13 Use of Mental Health Experts
Ch. 14 Attorneys for the Child and Guardians ad Litem
Ch. 15 Appeals
Table of Cases
Table of Statutes and Other Authorities