8. Divorce, Separation and Child custody

(Excerpted from The Men's Bibliography: A comprehensive bibliography of writing on men, masculinities, gender, and sexualities, compiled by Michael Flood. 19th edition, 2008. Home URL: http://mensbiblio.xyonline.net/)

a) Divorce and Separation

Amato, Paul R., and Jacob Cheadle. (2005). The Long Reach of Divorce: Divorce and Child Well-Being Across Three Generations. Journal of Marriage and Family, February, Vol. 67, Iss. 1.

Arendell, Terry. (1992). After Divorce: Investigations Into Father Absence. Gender & Society, 6, pp. 562-586.

Arendell, Terry. (1992). The Social Self as Gendered: A Masculinist Discourse of Divorce. Symbolic Interaction, 15(2), Summer.

Arendell, Terry. (1995). Fathers and Divorce. London: Sage.

Bagnall, Diana. (1996). Divorced From Reality. The Bulletin, 12 November.

Bianchi, Suzanne M., Lekha Subaiya, and Joan R. Kahn. (1999). The Gender Gap in the Economic Well-Being of Nonresident Fathers and Custodial Mothers. Demography, 36(2): 195-203.

Bond, Richard. (2007). The Lingering Debate over the Parental Alienation Syndrome Phenomenon. Journal of Child Custody 4 (1/2): 37-54.

Bradbury, Bruce, and Kate Norris. (2005). Income and separation. Journal of Sociology, Volume 41, Number 4, December, pp. 425-446.

Castles, F.G., and M. Flood. (1991). Divorce, the Law and Social Context: Families of nations and the legal dissolution of marriage. Acta Sociologica, 34.

Chadwick, Terri S. (1989). Men and Adjustment to Divorce. Australian Journal of Sex, Marriage and Family, 10(1), February.

Coates, Christine A., Robin Deautsch, Hugh Starnes, Matthew J. Sullivan, and BeaLisa Sydlik. (2004). Parenting Coordination for High-Conflict Families. Family Court Review 42(2): 246-260.

Day Sclater, S., and C. Yates. (1999). The Psycho Politics of Divorce. In A. Bainham, S. Day Sclater and M. Richards. (eds) What is a Parent? A Socio-Legal Analysis. Oxford and Portland OR: Hart Publishing.

Douglas, Emily. (2006). Mending Broken Families. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.

Emery, R. (2004). The Truth About Children and Divorce: Dealing with your emotions so you and your children can thrive. New York: Penguin.

Family Law Council. (1992). Patterns of Parenting After Separation. Canberra: AGPS.

Fineman, Martha A. (1991). The Illusion of Equality: The Rhetoric and Reality of Divorce Reform. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Forster, Jane. (1996). Helping Men to Cope With Marital Breakdown. In Cavanagh, Kate and Cree, Viviene E. (eds). Working With Men: Feminism and Social Work. London & New York: Routledge.

Furstenberg, F.F., Jr., and A.J. Cherlin. (1991). Divided Families: What Happens to Children When Parents Part. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Graycar, R. (1989). Equal Rights Versus Fathers’ Rights: The Child Custody Debate in Australia. In Smart, Carol and Sevenhuijsen, Selma. (eds). Child Custody and the Politics of Gender. New York: Routledge.

Hetherington, E. Mavis and John Kelly. (2002). For Better Or For Worse: Divorce Reconsidered. New York: W. W. Norton.

Hewitt, Belinda, Janeen Baxter, and Mark Western. (2005). Marriage breakdown in Australia: The social correlates of separation and divorce. Journal of Sociology, 41(2), pp. 163-183.

Hewitt, Belinda. (2008). Marriage breakdown in Australia: social correlates, gender and initiator status. Social Policy Research Paper, 35, June.

Jacobs, J.W. (ed.). Divorce and Fatherhood: The Struggle for Parental Identity. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press.

Johnston, Janet R., and Vivienne Roseby. (1997). In the Name of the Child: A Developmental Approach to Understanding and Helping Children of High-Conflict and Violent Families. New York: Free Press.

Johnston, Janet R., Marsha Kline, and Jeanne M. Tschann. (1989). Ongoing Postdivorce Conflict: Effects on Children of Joint Custody and Frequent Access. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 59 (4): 577-592.

Jordan, Peter. (1985). The Effects of Marital Separation on Men. Brisbane: Family Court of Australia.

Jordan, Peter. (1986). The Effects of Marital Separation on Men. Paper to Second Australian Family Research Conference, Melbourne, November.

Jordan, Peter. (1992). Counseling Men Confronted by Marital Separation. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 18(1/2).

Jordan, Peter. (1996). The Effects of Marital Separation on Men - 10 Years On. Family Court of Australia, Research Report No. 14.

Kaganas, F. and Day Sclater, S. (2004). ‘Contact Disputes: Narrative Constructions of ‘Good Parents’’ 12 (1) Feminist Legal Studies, pp1-27.

Kruk, Edward. (1993). Divorce and Disengagement: Patterns of Fatherhood Within and Beyond Marriage. Halifax: Fernwood Publishing.

Lye, D. (1999). Scholarly Research on Post-divorce Parenting and Child Wellbeing. Report to the Washington State Gender and Justice Commission.

May, Susannah. (2001). Child Custody and Visitation. Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law 2 (2): 382-401.

McDonald, Peter. (ed.). (1986). Settling Up: Property and Income Distribution on Divorce in Australia. Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies, Prentice-Hall.

McIntosh, Jennifer, and Helena B. Deacon-Wood. (2003). Group Interventions for Separated Parents in Entrenched Conflict: An Exploration of Evidence-Based Frameworks. Journal of Family Studies, 9(2), October, pp. 187-199.

Myers, Michael F. (1985-86). Angry, Abandoned Husbands: Assessment and Treatment. Marriage and Family Review, 9(3-4), Winter.

Reece, H. (2003). Divorcing Responsibly. Oxford Hart

Reece, Helen. (2003). Divorcing Responsibly. Oxford: Hart.

Ricca, Isolona. (1980). Mom’s House, Dad’s House: Making Shared Custody Work. New York: MacMillan.

Sandfield, A. (2006). Talking Divorce: The Role of Divorce in Women’s Constructions of Relationship Status. Feminism Psychology, 16(2): 155-173.

Schepard, Andrew I. (2004). Children, Courts, and Custody: Interdisciplinary Models for Divorcing Families. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Stewart, Abigail. (1997). Separating Together: How Divorce Transforms Families. New York: Guilford Publications.

van Krieken, Robert. (2005). The ‘Best Interests of the Child’ and Parental Separation: On the ‘Civilizing of Parents’. Modern Law Review 68 (1): 25-48.

Volgy, Sandra S. (ed.). (1991). Women and Divorce/Men and Divorce: Gender Differences in Separation, Divorce, and Remarriage.

Wallerstein, Judith S., Julia M. Lewis and Sandra Blakeslee. (2000). The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce. New York: Hyperion.

Wallerstein, Judith, and Sandra Blakeslee. (1989). Second Chances: Men, Women & Children a Decade After Divorce. New York: Ticknor and Fields.

Weitzman, Lenore and Maclean, Mavis. (eds). (1991). Economic Consequences of Divorce: The International Perspective. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Weitzman, Lenore. (1985). The Divorce Revolution: The Unexpected Social and Economic Consequences for Women and Children in America. New York: The Free Press.

Wian, Denise. (1986). Men on Divorce. London: Piatkus.

Wolcott, Ilene and Hughes, Judy. (1999). Towards Understanding the Reasons for Divorce. Working Paper No. 20, Australian Institute of Family Studies, June.

Yodanis, Carrie. (2005). Divorce Culture and Marital Gender Equality: A Cross-National Study. Gender & Society, 19(5), October: 644-659.

-. (1998). Papers to National Forum on Men and Family Relationships, Canberra, 9-11 June.
Vogel, Peter. Petrol on the Fire: Issues for Men around Separation.
Young, Bruce. The Mediation Myth.
Pershouse, Owen. Issues and Challenges in Working With Separated Men.
Price, Susan. Scaling the Brick Wall.

(i) Self-help books

Charnofsky, Stan. (1992). When Women Leave Men: How Men Feel, How Men Heal. New World Library.

Green, Michael. (1998). Fathers After Divorce: Successful Parenting for Separated Dads. Sydney: Finch Publishing.

Hill, Gerald. Divorced Fathers: Coping With Problems, Creating Solutions.

Macdonald, Ian. (1995). When She Leaves You. Sydney: Millenium.

Macdonald, Ian. (2005). Men After Separation: Surviving and growing when your relationship ends. Sydney: Finch Publishing.

Peters, Robert. (ed.). Divorce Happens to the Nicest Kids: A Self-Help Book for Kids 3-15 and Adults.

Rosin, Mark. StepFathering: Advice on Creating a New Family.

b) Family Law (including child custody)

Note: Also see "Fathers' Rights". For general references on law and gender, see under "Men, Prisons, Criminology, the Law" below.

(i) Key recent pieces on Australian family law

Berns, S. (2005). Mothers-in-Law: Lying Down for the Father Again. Hecate, 31(2): 78.

Brown, Thea. (2003). Fathers and Child Abuse Allegations in the Context of Parental Separation and Divorce. Family Court Review, 41(3), July.

Brown, Thea et. al. (1998). Child Abuse and the Family Court. Trends and Issues (Australian Institute of Criminology), No. 91.

Brown, T., M. Frederico, L. Hewitt, and R. Sheehan. (2001). The Child Abuse and Divorce Myth. Child Abuse Review, 10, pp. 113-124.

Humphreys, Catherine. (1999). ‘Walking on Eggshells’: Child Sexual Abuse Allegations in the Context of Divorce. In Jan Breckenridge and Lesley Laing. (eds). Challenging Silence: Innovative Responses to Sexual and Domestic Violence. Sydney: Allen & Unwin.

Johnson, Carolyn Harris. (2005). Come with Daddy: A Study of Child Murder-Suicide after Separation. UWA Press.

Kaspiew, Rae. (2005). Violence in Contested Children’s Cases: An empirical exploration. Australian Journal of Family Law, 19, pp. 112-143.

Melville, Angela, and Rosemary Hunter. (2001). ‘As Everybody Knows’: Countering myths of gender bias in family law. Griffith Law Review, 1(1).

Moloney, Lawrie. (2000). Child-focused Parenting After Separation. Socio-legal developments and challenges. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 21, 2, 61-72.

Moloney, Lawrie. (2001). Do Fathers ‘Win’ Or Do Mothers ‘Lose’? A preliminary analysis of closely contested parenting judgements in the Family Court of Australia. International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family, 15, pp. 363-396.

Moloney, Lawrie. (2001). Researching the Family Law Act. A case of selective attention?. Family Matters, 59, Winter, 64-73.

Neilsen, Mary Anne, and Jennifer Norberry. (2006). Family Law Amendment (Shared Parental Responsibility) Bill 2005 [Bill Digest]. Canberra: Information and Research Services, Parliamentary Library.

Parkinson, Patrick. (2005). The law of postseparation parenting in Australia. Family Law Quarterly, v.39 no.2, Summer: 507-525.

Rhoades, Helen. (2000). Posing as Reform: The Case of the Family Law Reform Act. Australian Journal of Family Law, 14: 142-159.

Rhoades, Helen. (2004). Contact Enforcement And Parenting Programmes -- Policy Aims In Confusion? Child and Family Law Quarterly, April, 16(1).

Rhoades, Helen, Reg Graycar, and Margaret Harrison. (2002). The Family Law Reform Act 1995: The first three years. University of Sydney & Family Court of Australia.

(ii) Recent international works

Allen, Rachel. (2006). Disorder in the Courts. NOW California.
Preface / Phyllis Chesler.
Introduction / Helen Grieco, Rachel Allen and Jennifer Friedlin.
Domestic Violence, What is that? One Woman’s Case and Her Fight for Justice / Karen Anderson.
Making a Mothers’ Movement / Dr. Lundy Bancroft.
Turning a Personal Battle into a Political Crusade,î an Interview with Karen Hartley-Nagle.
The Power of One in Alaska / Paige Hodson.
A Judge’s Perspective / an Interview with Sol Gothard.
Child Sexual Abuse and Child Custody Disputes / Dr. Robert Geffner, et. al.
Protective Mothers in Child Custody Disputes: A Study of Judicial Abuse / Dr. Geraldine Butts Stahly.
Toward Better Outcomes in Child Custody Disputes / Sharon Bass.
Joint Custody - A Failed Proposition for Women, Children… and Loving Fathers / Trish Wilson.
Down the Rabbit Hole: Legal Strategy in Protective Parent Cases / Kristin, Diane, and Charles Hofheimer.
Consequences of Covering the Courts / Kristin Lombardi.
The Making of ‘Small Justice: Little Justice in America’s Family Courts / Garland Waller.
What Breaking the Silence Means / an Interview with Filmmaker Dominique Lasseur.
The Protective Mothers’ Movement: An Activist’s Notes / Dr. Mo Therese Hannah.
Afterword: Activism is the Answer / Helen Grieco.

Bancroft, L., and J. Silverman. (2002). The Batterer As Parent: Addressing the impact of domestic violence on family dynamics. Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA.

Bow, James N., and Paul Boxer. (2003). Assessing Allegations of Domestic Violence in Child Custody Evaluations. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, vol. 18, no. 12, pp. 1394-1410, December.

Boyd, Susan B. (2003). Child Custody, Law, and Women’s Work. Toronto: Oxford University Press.

Boyd, Susan B., and C. Young. (2002). Who Influences Family Law Reform? Discourses on Motherhood and Fatherhood in Legislative Reform Debates in Canada. Studies in Law, Politics, and Society, 26: 43-75.

Boyd, Susan B., and C. Young. (2004). Feminism, Law, and Public Policy: Family Feuds and Taxing Times. Osgoode Hall Law Journal, 42(4): 545-582.

Boyd, Susan B., Helen Rhoades, and Kate Burns. (1999). The Politics of the Primary Caregiver Presumption: A Conversation. Australian Journal of Family Law, 13: 233-263.

Collier, Richard, and Sally Sheldon. (eds.). (2006). Fathers’ Rights Activism and Law Reform in Comparative Perspective. Oxford: Hart.

Crowley, Jocelyn Elise. (2003). The Politics of Child Support in America. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Heiliger, Anita. (2003). Problems with Child Custody and Right of Access in Highly Controversial Cases. A Call for Decisions Enhancing the Child’s Well-Being. Diskurs, 13, 3, 62-68.

Humphreys, Cathy, and Ravi K. Thiara. (2003). Neither Justice nor Protection: Women’s Experiences of Post-Separation Violence. The Journal of Social Welfare & Family Law, 25, 3, pp. 195-214.

Johnson, Nancy E., Dennis P. Saccuzzo, and Wendy J. Koen. (2005). Child custody mediation in cases of domestic violence: empirical evidence of a failure to protect. Violence Against Women, Vol. 11, No. 8, pp. 1022-1053.

Kernic, Mary A., Daphne J. Monary-Ernsdorff, Jennifer K. Koepsell, and Victoria L. Holt. (2005). Children in the crossfire: Child custody determinations among couples with a history of intimate partner violence. Violence Against Women, Vol. 11, No. 8, August, pp. 991-1021.

Lacroix, C. (2006). Freedom, desire and power: Gender processes and presumptions of shared care and responsibility after parental separation. Women’s Studies International Forum, 29(2): 184-196.

Lemon, Nancy K.D., Peter Jaffe, and Samantha Poisson. (2002). Child Custody and Domestic Violence: A Call for Safety and Accountability. Sage.

Levin, Amy, and Linda G. Mills. (2003). Fighting for Child Custody When Domestic Violence Is at Issue: Survey of State Laws. Social Work, October, Vol.48, Iss. 4.

Morrill, Allison C., Jianya Dai, Samantha Dunn, Iyue Sung, and Kevin Smith. (2005). Child custody and visitation decisions when the father has perpetrated violence against the mother. Violence Against Women, Vol. 11, No. 8, pp. 1076-1107.

Murphy, Paul T., and Lisbeth T. Pike. (2003). The Columbus Pilot Project: Developing a Model for Cost-Outcome Analysis on Violence and Child Abuse Cases in the Family Court of Western Australia. Journal of Family Studies, 9(2), Oct., 235-247.

Neustein, Amy, and Michael Lesher. (2005). From Madness to Mutiny: Why Mothers Are Running from the Family Courts and What Can Be Done about It. Boston: Northeastern University Press.

Pruett, Marsha Kline, and Kyle D. Pruett. (eds.). (2003). Family Court Review, Special Issue: Separated and Unmarried Fathers and the Courts, July, Vol. 41 Issue 3, pp. 285-420.
Individual And Coparenting Differences Between Divorcing And Unmarried Fathers. Implications for Family Court Services / Glendessa M. Insabella, Tamra Williams, Marsha Kline Pruett.
Serving Fathers Who Leave Prison / Jessica Pearson, Lanae Davis.
Non-Child Support Expenditures On Children By Nonresidential Divorced Fathers. Results of a Study / William V. Fabricius, Sanford L. Braver.
Substance-Abusing Fathers In Family Court. Moving From Popular Stereotypes to Therapeutic Jurisprudence / Thomas J. McMahon, Francis D. Giannini.
Fatherhood: A Judicial Perspective. Unmarried Fathers and the Changing Role of the Family Court / Sharon S. Townsend.
View From The Bench / James V. Menno.
Fathers And Child Abuse Allegations In The Context Of Parental Separation And Divorce / Thea Brown.
Situated Identities Of Young, African American Fathers In Low-Income Urban Settings. Perspectives on Home, Street, and the System / Vivian L. Gadsden, Stanton E. F. Wortham, Herbert M. Turner.

Rhoades, Helen, and Susan B. Boyd. (2004). Reforming custody laws: A comparative study. International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family, V.18 no.2 Aug 2004: 119-146.

Smart, Carol. (2004). Equal Shares: Rights for fathers or recognition for children? Critical Social Policy, 24(4), pp. 484-503.


(iii) Other works

Abrahams, Patricia. (1986). Violence Against the Family Court: Its Roots in Domestic Violence. Australian Journal of Family Law, 1(1), August.

Alexander, Renata. (1997). Men, Myths and Family Law. XY: Men, Sex, Politics. (1997). Special Issue: Men and the Law, 7(2), Spring.

Alexander, Renata. (1999). Family Law in the Future. Alternative Law Journal, 24(3), June.

Alexander, Renata. (2006). Family law changes: privatising family violence. DVIRC Quarterly, No. 2, Winter: 6-10.

Australian Institute of Family Studies. (1986). Settling Up: Property and Income Distribution on Divorce in Australia, Victoria: Prentince-Hall.

Bahr, Stephen, Howe, Jerry, Mann, Meggin Morrill and Bahr, Matthew. (1994). Trends in Child Custody Awards: Has the Removal of Maternal Preference Made a Difference?. Family Law Quarterly, 28(2), Summer.

Baker, Ronald, J., and Brian J. Bishop. (2005). Nonresidential parents: nonresidential mothers, schools, and the reform process. Journal of Family Studies, v. 11 no. 2, Oct.: 205-215.

Behrens, Juliet. (1997). Violence and the Family Court. Women Against Violence: An Australian Feminist Journal, No. 2, June.

Berns, Sandra S. (2005). Mothers-in-law: lying down for the father again. Hecate, 31(2): 78-89.

Berns, Sandra. (2006). Musings on the legal scene: law, populism and the politics of ressentiment. Australian Feminist Law Journal, v.25 Dec: 19-40.

Bertoia, Carl, and Janice Drakich. (1993). The Fathers’ Rights Movement: Contradictions in Rhetoric and Practice. Journal of Family Issues, 14(4), December (Ontario).

Bickerdike, Andrew. (2006). Family dispute resolution: opportunities, risks and challenges in the new system. DVIRC Quarterly, no.2 Winter: 11-15.

Bordow, Sophy. (1992). Defended Custody Cases: Factors Influencing the Outcome. Family Court of Australia, Research Report no. 14.

Bow, James N., and Paul Boxer. (2003). Assessing allegations of domestic violence in child custody evaluations. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, December, 18(12).

Boyd, Susan B. (1997). Challenging the Public/Private Divide: Feminism, Law, and Public Policy. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Boyd, Susan B. (2000). Can Child Custody Law Move Beyond the Politic of Gender? University of New Brunswick Law Journal, 49: 157-68.

Boyd, Susan. (1991). Some Postmodernist Challenges to Feminist Analyses of Law, Family and State: Ideology and Discourse in Child Custody Law. Canadian Journal of Family Law, 10(1), Fall.

Burgess, Adrienne. (2005). Bringing fathers back in: Child support in Australia. Public Policy Research, March. Volume 12 Issue 1.

Burret, Jill F. (1988). Child Access and Modern Family Law. Sydney: Law Book Company.

Carbone, June. (1992). Equality and Difference: Reclaiming Motherhood as a Central Focus of Family Law. Law and Social Inquiry, 17(3), Summer.

Carbonne, June. (2000). From Partners to Parents: The Second Revolution in Family Law. New York: Columbia University Press.

Chisholm, Richard. (2007) Making it work: the Family Law Amendment (Shared Parental Responsibility) Act 2006. Australian Journal of Family Law, v. 21 no. 2, Aug: 143-172.

Collier, Richard. (1993). Masculinity, Law and Family. London: Routledge.

Collier, Richard. (2001). A Hard Time to be a Father? Reassessing the relationship between law, policy, and family (practices). Journal of Law and Society, 28(4), December.

Collier, Richard. (2003). Reflections on the Relationship Between Law and Masculinities: Rethinking the ‘man question’ in Legal Studies. Current Legal Problems, Vol. 56.

Coltrane, Scott, and Michele Adams. (2003). The Social Construction of the Divorce “Problem”: Morality, child victims, and the politics of gender. Family Relations, 52, pp. 363-372.

Coltrane, Scott, and Neal Hickman. (1992). The Rhetoric of Rights and Needs: Moral Discourse in the Reform of Child Custody and Child Support Laws. Social Problems, 39, pp. 400-420

Crowe, Nancy. (year?). Gender and Asset Settlements in Divorce Proceedings. Law and Courts [Newsletter of the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association.], 4(3), pp. 7-16.

Dalton, Clare, Susan Carbon, and Nancy Olesen. (2003). High conflict divorce, violence, and abuse: Implications for custody and visitation decisions. Juvenile & Family Court Journal, Fall, Vol. 54 Iss. 4.

Dunn, Judy, Helen Cheng, Thomas G. O’Connor, and Laura Bridges. (2004). Children’s perspectives on their relationships with their nonresident fathers: influences, outcomes and implications. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Volume 45 Number 3, March.

Eades, John, and Justin Dowd (2005). Refunding child support: when DNA testing shows payer is not the biological father. Law Society Journal, v. 43 no. 8, Sept: 32, 34.

Ellard, Jeanne. (1999). What’s Love Got to Do With It? Male Victims and the Family Court. In Playing The Man: New Approaches to Masculinity. Eds. Katherine Biber, Tom Sear, and Dave Trudinger. Sydney: Pluto Press.

Ellis, Desmond, and Noreen Struckless. (1996). Separation, Violence Towards Women and Other Outcomes: The Impact of Mediation and Lawyer Negotiations. London: Sage.

Erickson, Rebecca J., and Ginna M. Babcock. (1995). Men and Family Law: From Patriarchy to Partnership. Marriage & Family Review, Special Issue: Families and Law, 21, No’s 3/4.

Faller, Kathleen C. (2005). False accusations of child maltreatment: A contested issue. Child Abuse & Neglect, Volume 29, Issue 12, December: 1327-1331.

Field, Rachael. (2005). Federal family law reform in 2005: The problems and pitfalls for women and children of an increased emphasis on post-separation informal dispute resolution. Law and Justice Journal, v.5 no.1: 28-51.

Fineman, Martha A. (1987). The Uses of Social Science Data in Legal Policymaking: Custody Determinations at Divorce. Wisconsin Law Review. 1:107-58.

Fletcher, Joanna, and Samantha Horsfield. (2007). The tort of deceit and misrepresentations of paternity. Law Institute Journal, v.81 no.1 - no.2 Jan - Feb: 42-45.

Fohlberg, Jay. (ed.). (1991). Joint Custody and Shared Parenting. New York & London: Guilford (2nd edition).

Fox, Greer Litton, and Robert F. Kelly. (1995). Determinants of Child Custody Arrangements at Divorce. Journal of Marriage and the Family, Vol. 57, August, pp. 693-708.

Garfinkel, I., S.S. McLanahan, D.R. Meyer, and J.A. Seltzer. (eds.). (1998). Fathers Under Fire: The revolution in child support enforcement. New York: Sage.

Gatbonton, Theresa. (2004). Legal aid for domestic violence and family law: fact versus fiction. Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research Newsletter, Vol. 3, No. 2, December, pp. 11-12.

Genovese, Ann. (2006). Family histories: John Hirst v. Feminism, in the Family Court of Australia. Australian Feminist Studies, v.21 no.50, July: (173)-196.

Glendon, Mary Ann. (1989). The Transformation of Family Law: State, Law, and Family in the United States and Western Europe, Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Goldstein, Jacob, and Abraham C. Fenster. (1994). Anglo-American Criteria for Resolving Child Custody Disputes From the Eighteenth Century to the Present: Reflections on the Role of Socio-Cultural Change. Journal of Family History, 19(1), pp. 35-56.

Goodman, Jacqueline. (2004). Mothers and Children: Caught in the Warzone. Studies in Law, Politics, and Society, 32, 163-196.

Graycar, Regina. (1989). Equal Rights versus Fathers’ Rights: The Child Custody Debate in Australia. In Smart, Carol and Sevenhuijsen, Selma. (eds). Child custody and the Politics of Gender. New York: Routledge.

Hancock, Linda. (1998). Reforming the Child Support Agenda? Who Benefits?. Just Policy, No. 12, March, pp. 20-31.

Harne, Lynne. (2003). Childcare, violence and fathering: Are violent fathers who look after their children less likely to abuse? In Klein, R. and Waller, B. (eds.) Gender, Conflict and Violence, Vienna, Studien Verlag Wien.

Harold, Gordon T. (2005). Inter-parental conflict and children’s adaptation to separation and divorce: Theory, research and implications for family law, practice and policy. Child and Family Law Quarterly, June, 17(2).

Harrisson, Margaret, and Teresa Tucker. (1986). Maintenance, Custody and Access. Chapter 14 in McDonald, Peter. (ed.). Settling Up: Property and Income Distribution on Divorce in Australia. Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies, Prentice-Hall.

Hasche, Annette. (1989). Sex Discrimination in Child Custody Determinations. Australian Journal of Family Law, 3(3), December.

Horwill, F.M., and S. Bordow. (1983). The Outcome of Defended Custody Cases in the Family Court of Australia. Family Court of Australia, Research Report no. 4.

Huang, Chien-Chung. (2005). Pregnancy Intention from Men’s Perspectives: Does Child Support Enforcement Matter?. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, Volume 37, Number 3, September.

Hume, Marie. (1997). Child Sexual Abuse Allegations and the Family Court. Masters thesis, South Australia.

Hume, Marie. (2003). The Relationship Between Child Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence and Separating Families. Paper presented at the Child Sexual Abuse: Justice Response or Alternative Resolution Conference, convened by the Australian Institute of Criminology, Adelaide, May 2003.

Jaffe, Peter G., Claire V. Crooks, and Samantha E. Poisson. (2003). Common misconceptions in addressing domestic violence in child custody disputes. Juvenile & Family Court Journal, Fall, Vol. 54 Iss. 4.

Johnson, Carolyn Harris. (2006). Familicide and family law: A study of filicide-suicide following separation. Family Court Review, v.44 no. 3, Jul: 448-463.

Johnson, Robert, and Melissa Honner. (2000). Current Changes to Child Support Arrangements: The Commonwealth’s ‘Second Wave’ Assault on Carer Parents and their Children. Paper to Community Legal Centres - Annual National Conference, 31 July - 03 August, Alice Springs, Central Australia.

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Juby, Heather, Celine Le Bourdais, and Nicole Marcil-Gratton. (2005. Sharing Roles, Sharing Custody? Couples’ Characteristics and Children’s Living Arrangements at Separation. Journal of Marriage and Family, February, Vol. 67, Iss. 1.

Kaganas, F. (2002). Shared Parenting - a 70% Solution? Child and Family Law Quarterly, 14(4), pp. 365-379.

Kaspiew, Rae. (2005). Mothers, Fathers and Parents: The Construction of Parenthood in Contemporary Family Law Decision Making. PhD thesis, Faculty of Law, University of Melbourne.

Kaspiew, Rae. (2007) Empirical insights into parental attitudes and children’s interests in Family Court litigation. Sydney Law Review, v. 29 no. 1, Mar: 131-161.

Katter, Norman A. (1987). Conduct, Fault and Family Law. Sydney: Law Book Company.

Kelly, Joan B., and Janet R. Johnston. (2001). The alienated child: A reformulation of parental alienation syndrome. Family Court Review, July, Vol. 39, Iss. 3. [Plus commentary by Gardner, and rejoinder by Kelly and Johnston].

King, Valarie, and Holly E. Heard. (1999). Nonresident father visitation, parental conflict, and mother’s satisfaction: What’s best for child well-being?. Journal of Marriage and the Family, May, Vol. 61, Iss. 2.

Kruk, Edward. (1992). Child Custody Determination: An Analysis of the Litigation Model, Legal Practices, and Men’s Experiences in the Process. Journal of Men’s Studies, 1(2), November, pp. 163-185.

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Logan, T.K., Robert Walker, Leah S. Horvath, and Carl Leukefeld. (2003). Divorce, custody and spousal violence: A random sample of circuit court docket records. Journal of Family Violence, October, 18(5).

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Australian Journal of Family Law

Canadian Journal of Family Law

Current Family Law (Australia)

Family and Conciliation Courts Review (USA)

Family Law (UK)

Family Law Quarterly (USA)

International Journal of Law and the Family


(iv) Domestic and family violence, children, fathers, and family law


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