Horton Looks at the ALI Principals

University of Utah Journal of Law and Family Studies, Vol. 4, 2002

Posted: 25 Oct 2002  

Barbara Bennett Woodhouse

Emory University School of Law; University of Florida - Levin College of Law

Abstract

This essay investigates the use of ALI Prinicpals in child custody issues arising between not only biological parents but also "third-parties" who have been situated in loco parentis. Generism is a term coined by the author to describe the method that explores legal issues through a child-centered lens. This essay uses generism to probe the outcome on child custody when ALI principals are used and exposes the shortcomings of those principals, which adopt an adult-centric view when defining parenthood and thus fail to adequately recognize the importance to children of a de facto parenting relationship.

Suggested Citation

Woodhouse, Barbara Bennett, Horton Looks at the ALI Principals. University of Utah Journal of Law and Family Studies, Vol. 4, 2002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=305883

Barbara Bennett Woodhouse (Contact Author)

Emory University School of Law ( email )

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University of Florida - Levin College of Law ( email )

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