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Bad mothers, child custody and the movies

Bad mothers, child custody and the movies

Pawlowski, Mark ORCID: 0000-0002-5473-5809 (2019) Bad mothers, child custody and the movies. Family Law (49). pp. 296-300. ISSN 0014-7281

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Abstract

The article reviews case law indicating how an English court might determine the child custody claim in the 1979 film "Kramer vs Kramer", in which the mother was awarded custody despite abandoning the child to his father's care, with the implication that mothers are viewed by courts as being better parents than fathers. Comments on the film's ending in which the parents resolve the family relationship privately.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: children, abandonment, comparative law, custody, films, mothers, United States
Subjects: K Law > KD England and Wales
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Department of Law
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Last Modified: 06 Apr 2019 21:12
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Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/23269

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