The article discusses what the author refers to as the dilemmas associated with shared parenting in the twenty-first century, and it mentions the ways in which law and culture impact child custody in America. U.S. common law and the legal relationships between fathers and children are addressed, along with property rights and the parens patriae legal doctrine. The legal rights of mothers are examined, along with U.S. courts and legal history during the eighteenth and nineteenthcenturies.
DiFonzo, J. Herbie
"Dilemmas of Shared Parenting in the 21st Century: How Law and Culture Shape Child Custody,"
Hofstra Law Review: Vol. 43
, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholarlycommons.law.hofstra.edu/hlr/vol43/iss4/2