Mothers on Trial: The Battle for Children and Custody


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  • ASIN: B005JWUD2Y
Author: Phyllis Chesler
Binding: Kindle Edition
Brand: Chicago Review Press
Edition: 2
EISBN: 9781569769089
Format: Kindle eBook
Label: Chicago Review Press
Manufacturer: Chicago Review Press
NumberOfPages: 513
ProductGroup: eBooks
ProductTypeName: ABIS_EBOOKS
PublicationDate: 2011-07-01
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ReleaseDate: 2011-07-01
Studio: Chicago Review Press
Title: Mothers on Trial: The Battle for Children and Custody

Product Description

Updated and revised with seven new chapters, a new introduction, and a new resources section, this landmark book is invaluable for women facing a custody battle. It was the first to break the myth that mothers receive preferential treatment over fathers in custody disputes. Although mothers generally retain custody when fathers choose not to fight for it, fathers who seek custody often win—not because the mother is unfit or the father has been the primary caregiver but because, as Phyllis Chesler argues, women are held to a much higher standard of parenting. Incorporating findings from years of research, hundreds of interviews, and international surveys about child-custody arrangements, Chesler argues for new guidelines to resolve custody disputes and to prevent the continued oppression of mothers in custody situations. This book provides a philosophical and psychological perspective as well as practical advice from one of the country’s leading matrimonial lawyers. Both an indictment of a discriminatory system and a call to action over motherhood under siege, Mothers on Trial is essential reading for anyone concerned either personally or professionally with custody rights and the well-being of the children involved.