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2006

College of William & Mary Law School

Best Interests of the Child Doctrine

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The Psychological Consequences Of Judically Imposed Closets In Child Custody And Visitation Disputes Involving Gay Or Lesbian Parents, Nancy G. Maxwell, Richard Donner Oct 2006

The Psychological Consequences Of Judically Imposed Closets In Child Custody And Visitation Disputes Involving Gay Or Lesbian Parents, Nancy G. Maxwell, Richard Donner

William & Mary Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice

This article examines child custody and visitation cases in which courts operate under the assumption that parents who live openly as sexual minorities will harm their children. Based on this assumption, courts frequently impose restrictions on parents, requiring them to live closeted lives in order to have access to their children. Part I of this article introduces the concept of the judicially imposed closet as courts have applied it through several custody and visitation cases. Part II examines social science research concerning the psychological impact of "family secrets" on parents and children as well as research on sexual minority parenting ...


To Protect And Defend: Assigning Parental Rights When Parents Are In Poverty, Karen Czapanskiy Feb 2006

To Protect And Defend: Assigning Parental Rights When Parents Are In Poverty, Karen Czapanskiy

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal

No abstract provided.


A Child-Centered Approach To Parentage Law, James G. Dwyer Feb 2006

A Child-Centered Approach To Parentage Law, James G. Dwyer

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal

No abstract provided.


The Constitutionality Of Best Interests Parentage, David D. Meyer Feb 2006

The Constitutionality Of Best Interests Parentage, David D. Meyer

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal

No abstract provided.


Bringing Up Baby: Adoption, Marriage, And The Best Interests Of The Child, Robin Fretwell Wilson, W. Bradford Wilcox Feb 2006

Bringing Up Baby: Adoption, Marriage, And The Best Interests Of The Child, Robin Fretwell Wilson, W. Bradford Wilcox

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal

No abstract provided.