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Presumption of Joint Custody: A Family Policy Dilemma
Beverly Webster Ferreiro
Vol. 39, No. 4 (Oct., 1990), pp. 420-426
Published by: National Council on Family Relations
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/585222
Page Count: 7
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Whether joint custody should be mandated by state law as the norm for divorcing couples is hotly debated between fathers' and mothers' rights groups and among mental health and legal professionals. This debate is traced, and the public policy implications of recent joint custody research are discussed. Policies for strengthening coparenting after divorce are proposed.
Family Relations © 1990 National Council on Family Relations