Law and Parenthood

Law and Parenthood

by Chris Barton, Gillian Douglas


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Most academic literature focuses on the position of the child in relation to the parent or the state. In reality, the law is more concerned with the role and function of parents, and this new book addresses the key issues of parental rights and responsibilities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521613521
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 05/01/1995
Series: Law in Context
Pages: 502
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Chris Barton lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and two young sons, who inspired Shark VS. Train while bantering with Daddy.

Tom Lichtenheld is the illustrator of What Are You So Grumpy About?, What's with This Room? and the New York Times bestseller Duck! Rabbit! He is a creative director at an advertising firm, and lives in Illinois with his wife.

Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction: 1. Law, parenthood and society; 2. Perspectives on the rights and duties of parenthood; Part II. Parentage: 3. Automatic parental status; 4. Ascribed parental status and the child's identity; 5. Unmarried fathers, former parents and non-parents; Part III. Private Law: Parental Responsibility: 6. Issues and influences; 7. Dual parenting: anticipation and actuality; 8. Separated parents (1): caring. Separated parents (2): paying; Part IV. Parents and the State: 9. State support for parents; 10. Educative duties; 11. Protecting children through support and partnership; 12. Compulsory intervention to protect children; 13. Children in the public care; Part V. Law and Parenthood in Litigation: 14. Outside court proceedings; 15. Court proceedings; Part VI. Conclusion: 16. From nature to nurture.

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