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Family Law Armageddon: The Story of Morgan v. Foretich


June Carbone


University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - School of Law

Leslie J. Harris


University of Oregon - School of Law


Family Law Stories, Forthcoming

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This book chapter tells the story of the contempt case brought against Elizabeth Morgan, a Washington, D.C., doctor imprisoned for her failure to produce her daughter for extended visitation with the ex-husband she accused of sexual abuse. The chapter sets the stage for the proceeding in terms of the shift in custody law in the mid-eighties from the maternal presumption to a preference for shared parenting and the discovery of and almost immediate backlash against allegations of childhood sexual abuse. It also details Morgan's parents' flight with the child to New Zealand and provides an update of what has happened to the law and the parties since the case ended.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 23

Keywords: family law, Elizabeth Morgan, Morgan v. Foretich, child sexual abuse, contempt, criminal contempt, parental alienation, incarceration for contempt, child custody, visitation, overnight visitation, sexual abuse allegations, fabrication of abuse claims

JEL Classification: J12, J13, J16, K14, K42

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Date posted: May 2, 2007 ; Last revised: January 18, 2009

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Carbone, June and Harris, Leslie J., Family Law Armageddon: The Story of Morgan v. Foretich. Family Law Stories, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=983770

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June Carbone (Contact Author)
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - School of Law ( email )
229-19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States
Leslie J. Harris
University of Oregon - School of Law ( email )
1515 Agate Street
Eugene, OR 97403
United States
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