Abusers gaining custody in family courts: A case series of over turned decisions

  title={Abusers gaining custody in family courts: A case series of over turned decisions},
  author={Joyanna L. Silberg and Stephanie J. Dallam},
  journal={Journal of Child Custody},
  pages={140 - 169}
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