Ira Mark Ellman

Arizona State University College of Law

Charles J. Merriam Distinguished Professor of Law

Box 877906

Phoenix, AZ

United States

http://www.law.asu.edu/HomePages/Ellman/

Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology

Affiliate Professor

950 S. McAllister Ave

P. O. Box 871104

Tempe, AZ 85287-1104

United States

Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley

Distinguished Affiliated Scholar

Berkeley, CA 94720-2150

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (52)

1.

Relocation of Children after Divorce and Children's Best Interests: New Evidence and Legal Considerations

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 12 Jun 2002
Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology, Arizona State University College of Law and Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology
Downloads 872 (19,629)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Child custody; divorce, relocation

Divorce Rates, Marriage Rates, and the Problematic Persistence of Traditional Marital Roles

Number of pages: 58 Posted: 01 Jun 2000
Ira Mark Ellman
Arizona State University College of Law
Downloads 829 (22,596)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Divorce Rates, Marriage Rates, and the Problematic Persistence of Traditional Marital Roles

Family Law Quarterly, Vol. 34, No. 1, 2000
Posted: 01 Jun 2000
Ira Mark Ellman
Arizona State University College of Law

Abstract:

3.

'Frightening and High': The Supreme Court’s Crucial Mistake About Sex Crime Statistics

Published at 30 Constitutional Commentary 495 (2015)
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 09 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 18 Apr 2016
Ira Mark Ellman and Tara Ellman
Arizona State University College of Law and Independent
Downloads 751 (6,655)

Abstract:

law and social science, sex offenders, registries

4.

The Purpose of Child Support

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 28 Aug 2006
Ira Mark Ellman and Tara Ellman
Arizona State University College of Law and Independent
Downloads 395 (56,844)

Abstract:

child support, law and psychology, law and economics, children, divorce, parental obligations

5.

Marital Roles and Declining Marriage Rates

Family Law Quarterly, Vol. 41, No. 3, Fall 2007
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 03 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2008
Ira Mark Ellman
Arizona State University College of Law
Downloads 367 (56,026)

Abstract:

marriage, marital roles, gender roles, marriage rates

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Citation 5

Intuitive Lawmaking: The Example of Child Support

2nd Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 03 Jul 2007 Last Revised: 15 Jan 2008
Ira Mark Ellman, Sanford L. Braver and Robert MacCoun
Arizona State University College of Law, Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology and Stanford Law School
Downloads 184 (137,463)
Citation 5

Abstract:

child support, children, family law, heuristics, gender differences

Intuitive Lawmaking: The Example of Child Support

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2009
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 10 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 17 Nov 2008
Ira Mark Ellman, Sanford L. Braver and Robert MacCoun
Arizona State University College of Law, Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology and Stanford Law School
Downloads 102 (222,682)
Citation 5

Abstract:

child support, tradeoffs, incommensurability, coherent arbitrariness, lawmaking

7.

The Theory of Child Support

Harvard Journal on Legislation, Vol. 45, No. 1, 2008
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 25 Apr 2008
Ira Mark Ellman and Tara Ellman
Arizona State University College of Law and Independent
Downloads 239 (87,249)
Citation 4

Abstract:

child support, law and psychology, law and economics, children, divorce, parental obligations

8.

Spousal Emotional Abuse as a Tort?

Maryland Law Review, Vol. 55, p. 1268, 1996
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 03 Sep 2009
Ira Mark Ellman and Stephen D. Sugarman
Arizona State University College of Law and University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
Downloads 218 (94,415)
Citation 2

Abstract:

No-fault divorce, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress, Family Law

9.

Fudging Failure: The Economic Analysis Used to Construct Child Support Guidelines

University of Chicago Legal Forum, 2004
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 09 Apr 2004
Ira Mark Ellman
Arizona State University College of Law
Downloads 194 (126,727)
Citation 3

Abstract:

child support, consumer expenditure survey, equivalence scale

10.

'Contract Thinking' was Marvin's Fatal Flaw

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 28 Mar 2001
Ira Mark Ellman
Arizona State University College of Law
Downloads 188 (133,499)
Citation 6

Abstract:

Marvin, unmarried cohabitation, status and contract

11.

Lay Judgments About Child Custody After Divorce

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 16 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 14 Mar 2011
Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology, Arizona State University College of Law, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology
Downloads 163 (137,583)
Citation 1

Abstract:

public opinion, child custody, family law, joint custody, approximation rule

12.

Ambiguous-Father Families

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 20 Feb 2002
Ira Mark Ellman
Arizona State University College of Law
Downloads 145 (162,778)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Paternity, fatherhood, child support

13.

Probabilities and Proof: Can HLA and Blood Group Testing Prove Paternity?

New York University Law Review, Vol. 54, 1979
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 30 May 2009
Ira Mark Ellman and David H. Kaye
Arizona State University College of Law and Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law
Downloads 139 (144,654)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Human Leucocyte Antigen (HLA) Testing, Probability Evidence, Paternity

14.

Comparing Japanese and American Approaches to Parental Rights: A Comment on, and Appreciation of, the Work of Takao Tanase

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 31 Aug 2006
Ira Mark Ellman
Arizona State University College of Law
Downloads 133 (172,312)

Abstract:

Divorce, custody, parental rights, Japan

15.

O'Brien v. O'Brien: A Failed Reform, Unlikely Reformers

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 29 Aug 2006
Ira Mark Ellman
Arizona State University College of Law
Downloads 133 (176,276)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Marital Property, O'Brien, Divorce,

16.

Should Visitation Denial Affect the Obligation to Pay Support?

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 18 Dec 2002
Ira Mark Ellman
Arizona State University College of Law
Downloads 128 (176,276)

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17.

Lay Intuitions About Family Obligations: The Case of Alimony

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 09 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 15 Jul 2011
Ira Mark Ellman and Sanford L. Braver
Arizona State University College of Law and Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology
Downloads 114 (187,145)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Alimony, Spousal Support, Family Obligations

18.

The Theory of Alimony

California Law Review, Vol. 77, No. 1, p. 1, 1989
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 04 Sep 2009
Ira Mark Ellman
Arizona State University College of Law
Downloads 102 (203,098)
Citation 6

Abstract:

Alimony, Family Law, Divorce

19.

Marital Agreements and Private Autonomy in the United States

MARITAL AGREEMENTS AND PRIVATE AUTONOMY IN A COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE, Jens M. Scherpe, ed., 2010
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 27 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 13 Dec 2011
Ira Mark Ellman
Arizona State University College of Law
Downloads 88 (216,992)

Abstract:

premarital agreement, antenuptial agreement, marriage, divorce

20.

A Case Study in Failed Law Reform: Arizona's Child Support Guidelines

Arizona Law Review, Vol. 54, 2012
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 05 Mar 2012
Ira Mark Ellman
Arizona State University College of Law
Downloads 87 (214,047)

Abstract:

Lay Intuitions About Child Support and Marital Status

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 16 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 11 Dec 2011
Ira Mark Ellman and Sanford L. Braver
Arizona State University College of Law and Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology
Downloads 77 (267,455)

Abstract:

child support, alimony, judgments, divorce, family law

Lay Intuitions About Child Support and Marital Status

Child and Family Law Quarterly, Vol. 23, No. 4, pp. 465-488, 2011
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 16 Jun 2012
Ira Mark Ellman and Sanford L. Braver
Arizona State University College of Law and Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology
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Abstract:

child law, family law, marital status, American law, USA, child support, parental incomes

22.

The Place of Fault in a Modern Divorce Law

Arizona State Law Journal, Vol. 28, p. 773, 1996
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 03 Sep 2009
Ira Mark Ellman
Arizona State University College of Law
Downloads 75 (225,975)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Family Law, No-fault Divorce, American Law Institutes The Principles of the Law of Family Dissolution

23.

Moral Intuitions About Fault, Parenting, and Child Custody after Divorce

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 03 Nov 2013
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology, Arizona State University College of Law and Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology
Downloads 74 (235,596)

Abstract:

Divorce; Child Custody; No Fault; Moral Intuition; Parenting

24.

Converting Sentiments to Dollars: Scaling and Incommensurability Problems in the Evaluation of Child Support Payments

3rd Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Papers
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 16 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 09 Sep 2008
Sanford L. Braver, Robert MacCoun and Ira Mark Ellman
Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology, Stanford Law School and Arizona State University College of Law
Downloads 73 (255,143)
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25.

Another Theory of Nonprofit Corporations

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 80, p. 999, 1982
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 08 Oct 2009
Ira Mark Ellman
Arizona State University College of Law
Downloads 65 (235,596)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Non-profit Corporations, Professor Henry Hansmann, Corporate Law

26.

Should Marriage Matter?

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 23 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 05 Mar 2012
Ira Mark Ellman and Sanford L. Braver
Arizona State University College of Law and Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology
Downloads 56 (279,798)

Abstract:

marital status, cohabitation, alimony, child support, property division

27.

Marriage as Contract, Opportunistic Violence, and Other Bad Arguments for Fault Divorce

University of Illinois Law Review, p. 719, 1997
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 03 Sep 2009
Ira Mark Ellman and Sharon Lohr
Arizona State University College of Law and Arizona State University
Downloads 56 (267,035)
Citation 7

Abstract:

No-fault Divorce, Family Law, Empirical Analysis

28.

Dissolving the Relationship Between Divorce Law and Divorce Rates

International Review of Law & Economics, Vol. 18, p. 341, 1998
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 01 Sep 2009
Ira Mark Ellman and Sharon Lohr
Arizona State University College of Law and Arizona State University
Downloads 53 (279,798)
Citation 11

Abstract:

Family Law, Divorce, Fault Rules

29.

Cruzan v. Harmon and the Dangerous Claim that Others Can Exercise an Incapacitated Patient's Right to Die

Jurimetrics, Vol. 29, p. 389, 1989
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 03 Sep 2009
Ira Mark Ellman
Arizona State University College of Law
Downloads 51 (305,877)

Abstract:

Constitutional Law, Right To Die, Nancy Cruzan

30.

Child Support Judgments: Comparing Public Policy to the Public's Policy

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 34/2014
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 08 May 2014 Last Revised: 14 May 2014
Ira Mark Ellman, Stephen McKay, Jo Miles and Caroline Bryson
Arizona State University College of Law, University of Lincoln, UK, University of Cambridge and Bryson Purdon Social Research
Downloads 49 (291,243)

Abstract:

child support, child maintenance

31.

Child Maintenance: How Much Should the State Require Fathers to Pay When Families Separate?

Family Law, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 08 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 11 Sep 2013
Caroline Bryson, Ira Mark Ellman, Stephen McKay and Jo Miles
Bryson Purdon Social Research, Arizona State University College of Law, University of Lincoln, UK and University of Cambridge
Downloads 48 (251,313)

Abstract:

child support, child maintenance

32.

Intuitive Lawmaking II: The Relationship between Citizens' Endorsement of Principles and Their Resolution of Cases

Number of pages: 65 Posted: 01 May 2009 Last Revised: 26 May 2009
Ira Mark Ellman, Sanford L. Braver and Robert MacCoun
Arizona State University College of Law, Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology and Stanford Law School
Downloads 45 (330,959)

Abstract:

child support, tradeoffs, incommensurability, coherent arbitrariness, lawmaking

33.

Public Intuitions about Fair Child Support Allocations: Converging Evidence for a 'Fair Shares' Rule

7th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2110376
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 17 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 22 Nov 2013
Sanford L. Braver, Ira Mark Ellman and Robert MacCoun
Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology, Arizona State University College of Law and Stanford Law School
Downloads 43 (303,314)

Abstract:

34.

Abstract Principles and Concrete Cases in Intuitive Lawmaking

Law and Human Behavior, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 08 Feb 2011
Ira Mark Ellman, Sanford L. Braver and Robert MacCoun
Arizona State University College of Law, Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology and Stanford Law School
Downloads 43 (325,011)
Citation 1

Abstract:

child support, decisionmaking, judgments

35.

Driven from the Tribunal: Judicial Resolution of Internal Church Disputes

California Law Review, Vol. 69, p. 1378, 1981
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 03 Sep 2009
Ira Mark Ellman
Arizona State University College of Law
Downloads 28 (384,201)

Abstract:

Constitutional Law, Freedom of Religion, Church Disputes

36.

Effect of Attorney's Discharge on Duty to Pay Fee

California Law Review, Vol. 61, p. 397, 1973
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 08 Oct 2009
Ira Mark Ellman
Arizona State University College of Law
Downloads 21 (438,669)

Abstract:

Contract Law, Attorney Client Relationship, Fracasse v. Brent

37.

Citizens’ Views About Fault in Property Division

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 22 Sep 2013
Sanford L. Braver and Ira Mark Ellman
Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology and Arizona State University College of Law
Downloads 19 (404,650)

Abstract:

marital property, marital misconduct

38.

Brigitte M. Bodenheimer Memorial Lecture on the Family: Inventing Family Law

University of California Davis Law Review, Vol. 32, p. 855, 1999
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 03 Sep 2009
Ira Mark Ellman
Arizona State University College of Law
Downloads 19 (428,337)
Citation 1

Abstract:

family law, divorce, custody

39.

Child Support and the Custodial Mother's Move or Remarriage

Presented at the 2014 Conference on Empirical Legal Studies held at Berkeley.
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 23 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 14 May 2015
Ira Mark Ellman and Sanford L. Braver
Arizona State University College of Law and Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology
Downloads 16 (413,605)

Abstract:

child support, remarriage

40.

And Now a Word Against Our Sponsor: Extending the FCC's Fairness Doctrine to Advertising

California Law Review, Vol. 60, p. 1416, 1972
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 08 Oct 2009
Ira Mark Ellman
Arizona State University College of Law
Downloads 12 (480,318)

Abstract:

Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC), The Fairness Doctrine, Constitutional Law

41.

Public Sentiments About the Parenting Time Adjustment in Child Support Awards

Family Law Quarterly, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 09 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 05 Sep 2015
Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology, Arizona State University College of Law and Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology
Downloads 10 (346,043)

Abstract:

child support, visitation, family law, public sentiments

42.

Strengths-Building Public Policy for Children of Divorce

INVESTING IN CHILDREN, YOUTH, FAMILIES, AND COMMUNITIES: STRENGTHS-BASED RESEARCH AND POLICY, Kenneth Maton, Cynthia Schellenbach, Bonnie Leadbeater, & Andrea Solarz, eds., American Psychological Association, 2004
Posted: 10 Sep 2009
Sanford L. Braver, Ira Mark Ellman and Irwin Sandler
Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology, Arizona State University College of Law and Arizona State University (ASU)

Abstract:

Divorce, children, strength

43.

Should the Theory of Alimony Include Nonfinancial Losses and Motivations?

Brigham Young University Law Review, p. 259, 1991
Posted: 03 Sep 2009
Ira Mark Ellman
Arizona State University College of Law

Abstract:

The Theory of Alimony, No-fault Divorce, Family Law

44.

The Pitfalls of Empirical Research: Studying Faculty Publication Studies

Journal of Legal Education, Vol. 36, p. 24, 1986
Posted: 03 Sep 2009
Ira Mark Ellman and David H. Kaye
Arizona State University College of Law and Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law

Abstract:

Empirical Research, Law Faculty, Professors Swygert and Gozansky

45.

Thinking About Custody and Support in Ambiguous-Father Families

Family Law Quarterly, Vol. 36, p. 49, 2002
Posted: 03 Sep 2009
Ira Mark Ellman
Arizona State University College of Law

Abstract:

Paternity, fatherhood, child support

46.

Why Making Family Law is Hard

Arizona State Law Journal, Vol. 35, p. 699, 2003
Posted: 03 Sep 2009
Ira Mark Ellman
Arizona State University College of Law

Abstract:

family law, custody, alimony

47.

A Comparison of Law Faculty Production in Leading Law Reviews

Journal of Legal Education, Vol. 33, p. 681, 1983
Posted: 03 Sep 2009
Ira Mark Ellman
Arizona State University College of Law

Abstract:

Legal Publication, Law Journals, In-house Publishing

48.

Can Others Exercise an Incapacitated Patient's Right to Die?

Hastings Center Report, Vol. 20, p. 47, 1990
Posted: 02 Sep 2009
Ira Mark Ellman
Arizona State University College of Law

Abstract:

Constitutional Law, Right To Die, Nancy Cruzan

49.

The Misguided Movement to Revive Fault Divorce

International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family, Vol. 11, p. 216, 1997
Posted: 01 Sep 2009
Ira Mark Ellman
Arizona State University College of Law

Abstract:

Family Law, No-fault Divorce, Alimony/Compensatory Payments

50.

Do Americans Play Football?

International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family, Vol. 19, Issue 2, pp. 257-276, 2005
Posted: 29 Feb 2008
Ira Mark Ellman
Arizona State University College of Law

Abstract:

51.

ALI Family Law Report

Posted: 12 Sep 2000
Ira Mark Ellman
Arizona State University College of Law

Abstract:

52.

The Maturing Law of Divorce Finances: Toward Rules and Guidelines

Family Law Quarterly, Vol. 33, No. 3, Fall 1999
Posted: 09 Jun 2000
Ira Mark Ellman
Arizona State University College of Law

Abstract: