The best interests of the child are not being served by court practices that severely restrict a father's access to his children. This book describes the negative consequences of father absence for children and outlines the benefits of joint custody arrangements. The chapters summarize psychiatric and psychological literature about the importance of both parents to child development and provide a history of the evolution of the family and family law. Children's rights and international law, injustice in the court system, and demographics are discussed. The book also provides a father's guide to the courts that explains how men can protect their rights and build a case for joint custody. The guidelines are applicable to mothers, as well as fathers, who experience discrimination in the legal system. Numerous references.
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