Child Custody and Visitation Disputes in Sweden and the United States

Child Custody and Visitation Disputes in Sweden and the United States : A Study of Love, Justice, and Knowledge

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What are the social and cultural features that have the most impact on the interpretation of the legal standard "best interest of the child"? One method for answering this question is through a comparison of two societies both of which apply the same legal standard to the same types of contested child custody and visitation cases. This book compares trial court documents of contested child custody and visitation disputes, between two parents, in the United States and Sweden. Case documents come from trial courts in Sweden and the United States.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 20mm | 439.99g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739171348
  • 9780739171349

About Diane Pranzo

Diane Pranzo has taught at a number of universities in Asia and currently teaches sociology at Shanghai International Studies University in Shanghai. Originally from New York, she received her PhD in sociology from the University of Essex in the United Kingdom. Her areas of research interest are in sociology of law, childhood and the sociology of emotions. Currently, she lives in Shanghai with her four daughters, partner Erik and a Taiwanese street dog. She hopes to continue research on grandparent carers in China.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Laws, Process, Parental Roles, and Continuity Chapter 3: Transferring Residence Chapter 4: Professionals and Experts in Sweden and the US Chapter 5: Cases of Alienation or Problems in the Parents' Relationship? Chapter 6: Parents' Narratives of Care Chapter 7: Violence and Abuse in the Parents' Relationship Chapter 8: Children's Opinions in the US and Sweden Chapter 9: Conclusion Appendix Notes Reference Listshow more