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A Parent-Partner Status for American Family Law

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by Merle H. Weiner
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A Parent-Partner Status for American Family Law by Merle H. Weiner

Despite the fact that becoming a parent is a pivotal event, the birth or adoption of a child has little significance for parents' legal relationship to each other. Instead, the law relies upon marriage, domestic partnerships, and contracts to set the parameters of parents' legal relationship. With over forty percent of American children born to unwed mothers and consistently high rates of divorce, this book argues that the law's current approach to regulating parental relationships is outdated. A new legal and social structure is needed to guide parents so they act as supportive partners and to deter uncommitted couples from having children. This book is the first of its kind to propose a new 'parent-partner' status within family law. Included are a detailed discussion of the benefits of the status as well as specific recommendations for legal obligations.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 640
Size: 76.4 MB
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9781316355336 (DRM-PDF)

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