Time to get educated. We must change family laws and divorce policies that benefit fathers, mental health practitioners, custody evaluators, guardians ad litem, lawyers, judges, therapists, and others, while doing nothing to benefit children or women, child welfare, children's education, or the next generation.
Less than a generation ago, married women in some U.S. states did not have the right to manage their own property, and all household property was deemed to belong to the husband upon divorce. More recently, it remained legal in some states for a husband to rape his wife. (Marital rape is still legal today in nearly every country in the world that bans abortion.)
In 1981, the Federal Work Incentive Program, three out of four of whose participants were women, was required by law to give jobs preference to men, who also received jobs paying an average of 34% more per hour.
Think by now it's all been "fixed?" Think again. -- liz
PSYCHOLOGY IN THE COURTROOM
SOUND RESEARCH? Custody science, By C. S. Bruch.
THE CASE FOR ABOLISHING CUSTODY EVALUATORS By Margaret Dore.
GUARDIANS AD LITEM IN CUSTODY LITIGATION By Richard Ducote.
SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF PARENTAL ALIENATION SYNDROME By F. Besset.
THE PROPER ROLE OF MHPs IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASES By Barry Goldstein.
CHILD CUSTODY EVALUATIONS Reevaluating the evaluators.
First read: ARTICLE BY JOAN MEIER ABOUT PAS... then read:
Joyanna Silberg on: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BY PROXY... and:
GETTING IT WRONG IN CHILD CUSTODY CASES Prof. Bruch on the research.
THE FRIENDLY PARENT CONCEPT A flawed factor for child custody. By M. Dore
PARENTAL ALIENATION SYNDROME: DANGEROUS AURA OF RELIABILITY By C. L. Wood.
RICHARD GARDNER: A SELF-MADE MAN Very creative therapeutics.
COMPULSIVE TREE PLANTING SYNDROME? liz to Gardner. bias
PARENTAL ALIENATION "SYNDROME" Prof. Myers on "PAS."
NEW: RUEDA'S 2004 INTER-RATER RELIABILITY STUDY Bad science. the religion of fatherhood
FETID FATHERING SYNDROME Like Malicious Mother Syndrome, but better.
DIVORCE POISON Cheryl Metellus on Warshak on PAS.
LETTER TO RICHARD GARDNER By Karen Anderson.
FAMILY COURT IS NOT A FAMILY-FRIENDLY PLACE By Lisa Macci.
SMEAR CAMPAIGN A psychologist versus CA lawyer Robin Yeamans.
2001 JUDICIAL BLUNDER OF THE YEAR AWARD (To put it politely.) research
IS COLLABORATIVE LAW A GOOD IDEA? Questions raised...
RUN MOMMY RUN! By Talia Carner, author of Puppet Child.