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Brigham Young University Law School

2012

Family, Life Course, and Society

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Mobility Measures, Naomi Schoenbaum Nov 2012

Mobility Measures, Naomi Schoenbaum

BYU Law Review

Geographic mobility is a celebrated feature of American life. Deciding where to live is seen not only as a key personal freedom, but also a means of economic advancement. Millions of Americans move each year over great distances. But while this right to travel is safeguarded by the Constitution, these mobility decisions are not entirely free. In terms of the decision to move long distances, employment and family reasons are central, and a regime of employment and family law “mobility measures” play a significant role in regulating why and how we move. This Article first sets forth this new framework ...


Preserving Relationships: Ways Attachment Theory Can Inform Custody Decisions, Susan D. Talley May 2012

Preserving Relationships: Ways Attachment Theory Can Inform Custody Decisions, Susan D. Talley

Brigham Young University Journal of Public Law

No abstract provided.


Indissoluble Nonresidential Parenthood: Making It More Than Semantics When Parents Share Parenting Responsibilities, Cynthia R. Mabry May 2012

Indissoluble Nonresidential Parenthood: Making It More Than Semantics When Parents Share Parenting Responsibilities, Cynthia R. Mabry

Brigham Young University Journal of Public Law

No abstract provided.


Dilemmas Of Indissoluble Parenthood: Legal Incentives, Parenting, And The Work-Family Balance , Lynn D. Wardle May 2012

Dilemmas Of Indissoluble Parenthood: Legal Incentives, Parenting, And The Work-Family Balance , Lynn D. Wardle

Brigham Young University Journal of Public Law

Building upon three main points developed by Patrick Parkinson in Family Law and the Indissolubility of Parenthood (2011), this paper shows that globally there is great legal interest in protecting parenting and parent-children relations; that issues grounded in the indissolubility of parenthood arise during ongoing marriages as well as after marital breakup (or nonformation); and that legal reforms to reduce or eliminate laws creating perverse incentives that impede effective, committed parenting should consider regulations regarding intact families as well as never-married and post-divorce families. This article reviews evidence of the deterioration of families and of parenting in society, including rising ...