A Child-Centered Approach to Parentage Law

William & Mary Bill of Rights, Vol. 14, 2006

William & Mary Law School Legal Research Paper No. 09-321

14 Pages Posted: 25 Oct 2015

Date Written: 2006

Abstract

This introductory article explains what it would mean for a state to draft its parentage law - that is, rules for establishing who will be a child’s legal parents - in a manner designed solely to do what is best for children, and it proffers for discussion a potential model of such a law.

Keywords: children, maternity, paternity, child maltreatment, adoption, children’s rights

Suggested Citation

Dwyer, James Gerard, A Child-Centered Approach to Parentage Law (2006). William & Mary Bill of Rights, Vol. 14, 2006; William & Mary Law School Legal Research Paper No. 09-321. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2679009

James Gerard Dwyer (Contact Author)

William & Mary Law School ( email )

South Henry Street
P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795
United States

HOME PAGE: http://law2.wm.edu/faculty/bios/fulltime/dwyer-648.php

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