Parenting After Partnering

Parenting After Partnering : Containing Conflict After Separation

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Relationships between adult partners following divorce or separation can be fragile, and the issues which have divided the parents are often hard to disentangle from the ongoing relationships between parents and children. There is a small group who have ongoing difficulty and who need professional help and legal intervention to make arrangements for ongoing parenting. This volume brings together a wealth of new empirical research from the USA, Central, North Western and Southern Europe, and Australia on the nature and importance of children's relationships with parents after parental separation, on the kinds of conflicts which develop, and on the range of professional interventions which support parents and children through these difficult times.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 12mm | 370g
  • Hart Publishing
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1841137820
  • 9781841137827
  • 1,571,537

Review quote

...The book contains important ideas and information and, as might be expected from a work edited by Mavis McLean, the writing and scholarship is generally of a high standard... Richard Chisholm Australian Journal of Family Law 22:166, 2008 This collection of articles provides a useful overview of presumptions about family within and across legal systems, data concerning people's experiences with legal systems, and reflections on the multiple challenges in governing families. Susan Sterett Law and Society Review Vol 43:1 ...useful for international audiences especially for researchers and practitioners dealing with post-separation disputes...From the viewpoint of complexity, it is important that the book also presents research on post-separation family practices from non-English speaking (European) countries...the book reveals some of the unresolved issues underlying separation interpretations, which strive to become universal. The definite value of this book is, however, not to generate the conflict, but to go beyond it. Hannele Forsberg Children and Society Vol 23, 2009 ...a thoroughly enjoyable read...provides up-to-the-minute evidence to support assumptions often made in this field...I would recommend this text principally to academics and students (both under and postgraduate) studying the socio-legal aspects of parental separation and childcare. It is, however, also likely that practitioners specialising in the field will find this text a worthwhile read. Lesley-Anne Barnes Scolag Legal Journal Issue 375, January 2009
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About Mavis MacLean

Mavis Maclean is co-founder of the Oxford Centre for Family Law and Policy, Oxford University.
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