Shared Parenting and Never Married Families

Family Court Review, Vol. 52, No. 4, 2014

Seton Hall Public Law Research Paper Series 2015-03

7 Pages Posted: 27 May 2015

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Solangel Maldonado

Seton Hall University - School of Law

Date Written: October 2014

Abstract

This commentary on the AFCC Think Tank Report identifies the social, legal, and economic barriers to shared parenting that disproportionately impact never-married, low-income, African American, and Latino parents, including difficulties establishing parental rights, maternal gatekeeping, lack of access to legal services, and the norm of economic fatherhood. This commentary argues that, by focusing on divorcing parents to the exclusion of nonmarital families, the Report missed an opportunity to address the needs of children who are most likely to experience poor outcomes associated with single-parent families.

Keywords: African American families, Latino/Hispanic families, custody, low-Income fathers, nonmarital children, nonmarital Families, shared parenting, unmarried/never-married parents

Suggested Citation

Maldonado, Solangel, Shared Parenting and Never Married Families (October 2014). Family Court Review, Vol. 52, No. 4, 2014, Seton Hall Public Law Research Paper Series 2015-03, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2610761

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