A Model Equal Parental Responsibility Presumption in Contested Child Custody

  title={A Model Equal Parental Responsibility Presumption in Contested Child Custody},
  author={Edward Kruk},
  journal={The American Journal of Family Therapy},
  pages={375 - 389}
  • Edward Kruk
  • Published 15 September 2011
  • Psychology
  • The American Journal of Family Therapy
A model rebuttable legal presumption of equal parental responsibility, defined as children spending equal amounts of time in each parent's household, in contested child custody cases, is articulated. This model, a unique hybrid of the “approximation standard” and a joint custody presumption, addresses the concerns of critics of each of these presumptions, and serves as a template for legislators and policymakers seeking to establish equal or shared parenting statutes within their jurisdictions… 
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