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Single Mother Law Books

Click here to buy online... What Every Woman Should Know about Divorce and Custody: Judges, Lawyers, and Therapists Share Winning Strategies on How to Keep the Kids, the Cash, and Your Sanity

Author: Gayle Rosenwald Smith
Published: July 2007
Country of origin: USA

Women are still discovering-the hard way-just how difficult and unpredictable child custody cases can be. The first and most comprehensive book of its kind, this is a complete insider's guide filled with crucial advice from judges, lawyers, therapists, and mothers who have experienced this challenging legal process. It is designed for women at every stage of divorce and covers a wide range of legal strategies, as well as financial and psychological issues. This updated edition describes how to use technology advantageously and pitfalls to avoid, as well as changes in interstate custody laws and essential topics such as: - Choosing a lawyer - What to expect before and in court - Blended families - Domestic violence risk factors for women - What makes a custody agreement good or bad - Dealing with your emotions - Parental kidnapping cases - An appendix of recommended reading

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Click here to find latest edition for purchase and/or library availability... Australian Master Family Law Guide

Author: Alexander, Renata
CCH Australia Limited
Published: CHECK FOR LATEST EDITION - 3rd Edition 2009
Country of origin: Australia

Pt. A. Family law legal system &? practice
Pt. B. Children
Pt. C. Property
Pt. D. Financial aggreements
Pt. E. Financial support for children
Pt. F. De facto relationships
Pt. G. Court processes, evidence and costs

This reference guide to Australian family law explains legislation, relevant case law, and legal procedures, aimed at a wide audience of lawyers, counsellors, finance industry professionals, and students. Specialist chapters have been grouped into the areas of the family law legal system and practice; children; property; financial agreements; financial support for children; de facto relationships; and court processes, evidence and costs, and discusses issues including allegations of parental alienation syndrome, family violence, mental health problems and drug abuse. Since the preceding edition, significant changes have occurred relating to de facto relationships, regarding property, financial agreements and spousal maintenance for both heterosexual and same sex couples. Chapters have been updated, and include: Commonwealth, states, family law legislation and courts, by John Fogarty; Legal practice matters: client interview and drafting affidavits, by Genevieve Dee; Divorce, by Louise Hennessy; Shared parental responsibility, by Anne-Marie Rice; Dispute resolution and family relationship centres, by Anne-Marie Rice; Parenting orders, plans and guidelines, by Anne-Marie Rice; Principles the court must consider when conducting child-related proceedings, by Karen Williams; Major long-term issues, by Anne-Marie Rice; Child abduction, by Anne-Marie Rice; Order enforcement and non-compliance in children's cases, by William Keough; Children and relationship factors, by Renata Alexander; Property and the four-step process, by Jacqueline Campbell and Grant T Riethmuller; Maintenance, by Jacqueline Campbell; Bankruptcy and third parties, by Stephen Mullette; Corporations and trusts, by Louise Hennessy; Taxation considerations; Property orders, by Chris Othen; Superannuation, by Jacky Campbell with Shane Williams; Financial agreements, by Jacky Campbell and Luke Seivers; Child support and maintenance, by Grant T Riethmuller; De facto relationships; Evidence, by Genevieve Dee; Court procedure, by Chris Othen; Costs, by Suzanne Dowey and updated by Peter Trimbos

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Click here to buy online... From Madness to Mutiny: Why Mothers Are Running from the Family Courts - and What Can Be Done About It

Author: Amy Neustein
Published: December 2006
Country of origin: USA

In this astonishing book, sociologist Amy Neustein and attorney Michael Lesher examine the serious dysfunction of the nation's family courts -- a dysfunction that too often results in the courts' failure to protect the people they were designed to help. Specifically, the authors chronicle cases in which mothers who believe their children have been sexually abused by their fathers are disbelieved, ridiculed or punished for trying to protect them. All too often the mother, in such a case, is deemed the unstable parent, and her children are removed from her care, to be placed in foster care or even with the father credibly accused of abusing them

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What does it mean to be a single mum?Of course, the


are the most important thing in a single mum's life. Kids are the focus and always have been. But along with the children, there are other matters that can confuse a single mum's life.


plays a big part of a single mother's life, mainly because this is where a large percentage of single mums get their finances from. Centrelink are the source from where the

single mother pension

, or as it is otherwise known, the single parent payment comes from. The single mother pension is a subsistence amount, but just the same, it is money to live on, and so it is important, no matter if it is called single parent payment, single mother pension or whatever Centrelink welfare classes it at the time

Often, single mums come out of a


or defacto relationship only to find that their troubles have just begun, and find that their first step leads them towards Family Law - it's time to engage a lawyer.
There are more than just Centrelink finance problems to worry about, as mentioned before, but also

child custody

issues. Child custody is something that hits right at the heart of

single mums

. If a single mother's ex husband or ex partner has been a domestic violence perpetrator, the mum may be greatly worried about child custody. They worry that their kids won't be safe with their spouse, who has already proven to be abusive because they caused

domestic violence

, which resulted in a divorce or separation.

Even so,

Family Court

will often still order a form of child custody named

Shared Parenting

. Shared Parenting is a form of child custody division of time or parental responsibility between the parents. Mother's often look for a good divorce lawyer to try to avoid share parenting with an abusive ex-spouse after divorce, however in many cases Shared Parenting is still the outcome after the divorce, no matter how good the divorce lawyers have been. They will often settle for visitation at a contact centre or access centre where fathers or mothers are supervised during child custody access.

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