Battered women who assault or kill their partners sometimes rely on the
theory of behavior called Battered Womens Syndrome (BWS) as a defense.
This theory was developed by Lenore Walker and became understood
throught the movie "Burning Bed".
After doing t
Many states have strict rules about independent (a.k.a. private placement)
adoptions in order to prevent commercial trafficking in babies (baby selling) and to
ensure quality of placement.
But almost all of these states have an exception for parents and s
In Michael H. (p. 501-502 in text) the U.S. Supreme Court considered the right of a
putative father to bring a paternity action when the mother of his child is married to
another man at the time the child is conceived and/or born. As you can see, the
State Y is concerned about artificial reproductive therapies. Among other things,
they are disturbed about the number of embryos created for implantation and then
born through gestational surrogates to single parent families. They have decided to
pass a l
Juvenile court has the combined and overlapping functions of social welfare
agency and penal organization. Juveniles sentenced as adults are faced with
a solely punative system. How one views the nature of young people and the
differences between juvenile
Delinquency services are organized at both the state and local level in Texas.
Depending on the county, the juvenile probation department or the prosecuting attorney is
responsible for delinquency intake screening. Juvenile probation departments administe
In the past, states have sought to do everything possible to keep families together or return
children to their parents from foster care situations, when they have been removed from their
parents due to child abuse or neglect. Today, the goal is more gear
Explain the differences and similarities between the views of
Wardle, Gallagher and Fineman
Summarize the views of the authors of the two or three articles you
read from your independent research
Explain with whom do you agree and why?
The value of marria
In brief, the marriage is 21 years old ; one party is a trucker and wants the divorce; one does not.Should
the court grant it/ Is this irretrievably broken?
The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage provides the ground for a no-fault divorce. When a
Explain the series of events that led to the
passage of Californias Proposition 8 and how it
ended up in federal court.
Determine which side you believe will win the
case. In other words, is California's Proposition 8 in
violation of the United States Co
Read Example 3 in Chapter 11, on page 355 of the Family Law text. In addition to
the facts provided there, assume that P is an untreated alcoholic and has been for
many years. D is claiming that this is one reason he wants a divorce.
Now, you are the judg
State statutes providing for grandparent and other third-party visitation have been subject to
reexamination since the United States Supreme Court decided Troxel v. Granville, 530 U.S. 57 (2000). In
Troxel, the Court struck down a Washington statute allow
P and D had one child, who was a preschooler at the time of their divorce. The parties resided 50 miles
from each other, and both sought sole physical custody of the child. The court found that neither parent
was an ideal custodian, and the evidence showe
Courts take different approaches when a parent who decides to change careers or
pursue additional education seeks a reduction in child support based on changed
circumstances, specifically decreased income. What do you think the rule should
I support a
You read about several ways that family law disputes, such as custody, visitation,
child support, alimony and divorce are resolved. There is the traditional judicial
process. Mediation, both voluntary and mandatory, has deep roots internationally
and in t