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by Robert Mendelson

ePub A Family Divided: A Divorced Father's Struggle With the Child Custody Industry download
Author:
Robert Mendelson
ISBN13:
978-1573921510
ISBN:
1573921513
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Publisher:
Prometheus Books; 1st Edition edition (July 1, 1997)
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Family Law
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1639 kb
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Robert Mendelson's new book, A FAMILY DIVIDED, compellingly chronicles one man's journey . A FAMILY DIVIDED reveals the unlikeliest of villains: the judicial system.

Robert Mendelson's new book, A FAMILY DIVIDED, compellingly chronicles one man's journey through the land mines we call family court, and along the way provides important advice to fathers facing the prospect of divorce as well as thoughtful recommendations to policy makers for change. By focusing on one divorced father's battle to remain in his children's lives, A FAMILY DIVIDED demonstrates that family courts - responsible for more than one million children newly affected by divorce annually - all too often aid and abet the alienation of children from their fathers.

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A Family Divided : A Divorced Father's Struggle with the Child Custody Industry.

A Family Divided: A Divorced Father's Struggle With the Child Custody Industry. Divided Families: What Happens to Children When Parents Part (Family and Public Policy).

Author: Robert Mendelson. Title: A Family Divided: A Divorced Father's Struggle With the Child Custody Industry. A Harvard-­educated physician returned home one day to find a note from his wife stating she had moved out and taken the children with her. The marriage was over, but he hoped he would remain a vital part of his children's lives. His wife had other plans.

Women's and father's rights activists often become involved in matters of child custody since the issue of equal parenting . It was at this time that the idea of mothers being favored to gain custody of children in the event of a divorce was challenged

Women's and father's rights activists often become involved in matters of child custody since the issue of equal parenting is controversial, most of the time combining the interests of the child with those of the mothers or fathers. It was at this time that the idea of mothers being favored to gain custody of children in the event of a divorce was challenged. The simple fact of being a mother does not, by itself, indicate a capacity or willingness to render a quality of care different from that which the father can provide, a New York court stated in 1973. It was at this time that the basis of the best interest rule was changed to address many aspects of the child's care in.

Child custody in Colonial America . When colonial Americans settled in the . they followed English common law that granted the father custody of children following divorce. Until recently, nearly all child custody was divided into custodial and non-custodial with the custodial parent receiving custody the majority of the time and the non-custodial parent only receiving visitation. Now, most arrangements are joint physical and legal custody with both parents receiving parenting time with their children.

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A Harvard-educated physician returned home one day to find a note from his wife stating she had moved out and taken the children with her. The marriage was over, but he hoped he would remain a vital part of his children's lives.His wife had other plans.This is the story of a once-happy family now torn apart by divorce - its dignity shredded in a family court system that sees mothers as the only proper guardians for their children, even in the overwhelming majority of cases not involving abusive or threatening husbands. Written from the divorced father's point of view, this book exposes our twisted legal system, its obvious abuses of civil rights, and indifferent courts that subject caring fathers across the nation to vengeful ex-wives, opportunistic psychologists and psychiatrists, and overzealous attorneys.Author Robert Mendelson argues that all fathers should not be viewed as deadbeat dads who shirk their responsibilities. Public opinion, the press, and the courts are wrong to think that men cannot be single parents. A Family Divided alerts divorcing fathers to the hidden minefields and pitfalls of custody proceedings, offers practical recommendations for reform, and sheds light on the real cause of fatherlessness in America today.
  • I'm a divorce lawyer and bought this for the client perspective. The book is well-written and fairly interesting, although it drags at points. The author didn't realize how much of what Michael Nieland went through in the latter part of the book was his own fault. He would decide not to speak up in many instances, hoping for the best, and then getting angry and go looking for "justice" too late. He also refused insights into himself that would've been helpful for his case, although this is probably 20/20 hindsight. Michael Nieland also did his younger daughter several disservices, some quite bad. IMHO, this book is as much about Michael getting sucked into the game as it is about the serious downside of the family courts. And if he can sucked in, so can anyone. Altogether a good book.

  • In my search for a book that would detail and prepare me for the custody process, I found this book to be very insightful. Not only does Mendelson do a good job in describing the bureaucracy and secret underbelly within family law, but he is able to give it a real life perspective because of its direct influence from Michael Nieland, the father and main charcter. I got the feeling that his story was fully represented. Nieland's personal anecdotes gave this real life story even more validity and emotion. It does not read as a text book at all. If you are currently going through or are preparing for custody proceedings, this book can be a difficult and bitter read at times, however it can save you from the unexpected and unforseen and may even help you stay focused, rather than lost in a whirlwind of anxiety and personal tragedy. My only complaint would be that there is not much discussed regarding the attorney/client relationship.

  • Dr. Mendelson gives a gripping account of how the legal system views fathers as people who don't care about their children. As a soon to be divorced dad myself, I found that what I am going through right now is (while specific details are different)similar to what his ex put him through. Dr. Mendelson never gave up and I believe never will...no matter how difficult and biased the courts are against fathers. I could not put this book down. Although this book gives no real ideas on how to fight a vicious ex for your childrens' rights to see you, it did give me one very important thing...HOPE! I encourage every father who is currently battling the court system for custody or the right to see their children on a regular basis to read this book!!

  • A Family Divided is a gripping account of one man's battle for equity. Mendelson's account of Dr. Michael L. Lieland's experience with the family court system was so riveting I read the book in one sitting. This book is a must read for anyone about to embark on child custody litigation or for anyone who already has. I enjoyed Mendelson's book because it was an honest in-depth account of one of the most pressing problems of our times.

  • Excellent book
    remarkable story of a fathers love for his children and the unrelenting battle he was forced to fight just to be able to see them
    .A view of the corruption that can be present in aspects of law and psychiatry