Fractured Families, Fragile Children - The Sexual Vulnerability of Girls in the Aftermath of Divorce
Robin Fretwell Wilson
Washington and Lee University - School of Law
Child and Family Law Quarterly, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp.1-24, 2002
Overwhelming empirical evidence suggests that a female child faces a significantly elevated risk of being sexually abused after her parents divorce, at the hands of a parent, a parent's partner, or someone outside the home. This article considers whether the law can effectively mitigate this risk of child sexual abuse in divorce proceedings by educating parents about the risk, or by directing the parent with whom the child resides to take precautions against molestation.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 24
Keywords: child law, family law, sexual vulnerability, divorce, abuseAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: June 23, 2012
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