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Family evaluation in child custody litigation

Richard A. Gardner

Family evaluation in child custody litigation

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Published by Creative Therapeutics in Cresskill, N.J .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Custody of children -- United States.,
    • Forensic psychiatry -- United States.,
    • Family.,
    • Divorce.,
    • Parent -- Child relations.,
    • Child welfare.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementRichard A. Gardner.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF547 .G37 1982
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxv, 360 p. ;
      Number of Pages360
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3782032M
      ISBN 100933812086
      LC Control Number81022144
      OCLC/WorldCa8114060

        “Custody litigation is an ‘ideal’ mechanism for denigrating the mother by providing a forum for attacks on her dignity and competence as a mother while enlisting court personnel to join the attack,” she wrote in an article for the Journal of Child Custody. John Weavers family law experience as attorney and former Family Division Magistrate is applied to your divorce, child custody and visitation, child support, alimony, monetary award, domestic violence, and other domestic relations matters.


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