Child Custody

Domestic Violence, Abuse, and Child Custody: Legal Strategies and Policy Issues

 For many years protective mothers have complained that unfair custody courts are taking their children and forcing the children to live with abusive fathers. These concerns have now been confirmed by a definitive new book, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, ABUSE and CHILD CUSTODY co-edited by Dr. Mo Therese Hannah and Barry Goldstein.

A Request to Men's Organizations and Allies for Support of Protective Child Custody (with Spanish & French Translations)

From the NOMAS Child Custody Task Group

Male supremacist groups (“Father’s Rights”) have caused unspeakable harm to our country and to our children by encouraging abusive fathers, often with little past involvement with their children, to seek custody as a tactic to pressure a mother to return or to punish her for leaving.

Journal of the Task Group on Child Custody Issues Volume 5, Number 1, Spring1993 (Fourth Edition, 2001)

Journal of the Task Group on Child Custody Issues Volume 5, Number 1, Spring1993 (Fourth Edition, 2001)

Journal of the Task Group on Child Custody Issues Volume 6, Number 1, Summer 1994 (Fourth Edition, 2001)

Journal of the Task Group on Child Custody Issues Volume 6, Number 1, Summer 1994 (Fourth Edition, 2001)

Journal of the Task Group on Child Custody Issues Volume 4, Number 1, Summer 1992 (Fourth Edition, 2001)

Journal of the Task Group on Child Custody Issues Volume 4, Number 1, Summer 1992 (Fourth Edition, 2001)

Journal of the Task Group on Child Custody Issues Volume 8, Number 1, Spring 1996 (Second Edition, 2003)

Journal of the Task Group on Child Custody Issues Volume 8, Number 1, Spring 1996 (Second Edition, 2003)

Journal of the Task Group on Child Custody Issues - Volume 3, Number 2, Fall 1991 (Third Edition, 2003)

Journal of the Task Group on Child Custody Issues - Volume 3, Number 2, Fall 1991 (Third Edition, 2003)

HOW DO WE KNOW CUSTODY COURTS ARE SENDING CHILDREN TO LIVE WITH ABUSERS?

by Barry Goldstein, NOMAS Child Custody Task Group

 Mothers and domestic violence advocates have been complaining for many years about problems in the custody court system that have resulted in large numbers of children being sent to live with abusive fathers while safe, protective mothers are denied any meaningful relationship with their children.  Courts have tended to dismiss the complaints by referring to the mothers as “disgruntled litigants.”  As more concern about the problem has been expressed and more research performed, the mothers’ complaints have been confirmed.  Early in 2010, a new book co-edited by Dr.

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