J of Divorce & Remarriage–Volume 56, Issue 1, 2015


Original Articles

Psychological Components for Marital Distress and Divorce in Newlywed Indian Couples

Renni Ariplackal & Tony Sam George
pages 1-24

The Temporal Effects of Divorces and Separations on Children’s Academic Achievement and Problem Behavior

Jeremy Arkes
pages 25-42

Causes of Divorce in the Marriage Phase From the Viewpoint of Couples Referred to Iran’s Family Courts

Mojtaba Habibi, Zahra Hajiheydari & Mohammad Darharaj
pages 43-56

Securing Children’s Best Interests While Resisting the Lure of Simple Solutions

Richard A. Warshak
pages 57-79

Adult Attachment and Stepparenting Issues: Couple Relationship Quality as a Mediating Factor

Todd M. Jensen, Brianna M. Lombardi & Jeffry H. Larson
pages 80-94

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Family Court Review– Jan 2015 Table of Contents


  1. Editorial Note

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      January 2015 (pages 1–5)Andrew I. Schepard and Robert E. Emery

      Article first published online: 16 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/fcre.12125

      1. Abstract
      2. Full Article (HTML)
      3. Enhanced Article (HTML)
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Perspectives

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  1. Special Feature: Reigniting the Relocation Debate

    1. Patrick Parkinson and Judy Cashmore

      Article first published online: 16 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/fcre.12128

       

    2. Presumptions, Burdens, and Best Interests in Relocation Law (pages 40–55)Rollie Thompson

      Article first published online: 16 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/fcre.12129

       

    3. Patrick Parkinson and Judy Cashmore

      Article first published online: 16 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/fcre.12130

       

  2. Additional Articles

    1. Stephanie R. deLusé and Sanford L. Braver

      Article first published online: 16 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/fcre.12131

       

    2. Jill Howieson and Lynn Priddis

      Article first published online: 16 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/fcre.12132

       

       

    3. Benjamin D. Garber

      Article first published online: 16 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/fcre.12133

       

    4. Fernanda S. Rossi, Amy Holtzworth-Munroe and Amy G. Applegate

      Article first published online: 16 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/fcre.12135

  3. The Bookshelf

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  4. Student Notes

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    2. Jennifer Nadraus

      Article first published online: 16 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/fcre.12138

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New Issue of J of Child Custody published– Oct-Dec 2014


Journal of Child Custody, Volume 11, Issue 4, October-December 2014 is now available online.

Placement Instability as a Risk Factor in Proximal Sexually Inappropriate and Aggressive Behaviors in a Child Welfare Sample

Robert A. Prentky, Austin F. Lee, Raina Lamade, Laura Grossi, Ann Schuler, Gary Dube, Mia DeMarco & Andy Pond Pages: 251-277 DOI: 10.1080/15379418.2014.987335

When the Bedroom Is the Crime Scene: To What Extent Does Johnson’s Typology Account for Intimate Partner Sexual Assault?
Eryn Nicole O’Neal, Katharine Tellis & Cassia Spohn Pages: 278-303
DOI: 10.1080/15379418.2014.943450

Sexual Abuse Forensic Evaluation With Young Children: Program Outcomes and Predictors of Disclosure
Corry Azzopardi, Sheri Madigan & Meredith Kirkland-Burke
Pages: 304-324 DOI: 10.1080/15379418.2014.988901

Intensive Child Therapy to Prevent Further Abuse Victimization: A Case Study
Ricky Greenwald
Pages: 325-334  DOI: 10.1080/15379418.2014.990128

Protecting Psychotherapy Clients From the Shadow of the Law: A Call for the Revision of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) Guidelines for Court-Involved Therapy
Toby G. Kleinman & Lenore E. Walker
Pages: 335-362 DOI: 10.1080/15379418.2014.992563

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Teens and Divorce– various resources


We have begun collecting information and programs to support teens dealing with their parents divorce.  Here are some examples:

Online Programs

Family Change:  Teen Guide to Separation and Divorce– Designed by the California Courts

Children of Divorce– Coping with Divorce (this program has a fee)

Support Groups

I Am a Child of Divorce

Also, we have begun to collect some of the recent scientific literature on teens’ perspective on their parents’  divorce.  

Hartman, L.R., Magalhaes, L., and Mandic, A. “What does parental divorce or marital separation mean for adolescents? A scoping review of north American literature” (2011). Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 52, 490-518. doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10502556.2011.609432

Deborah Gatins , C. Ryan Kinlaw & Linda L. Dunlap (2013) Do the Kids Think
They’re Okay? Adolescents’ Views on the Impact of Marriage and Divorce, Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 54:4, 313-328, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10502556.2013.780496

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Philip Cohen: Short video explanation of divorce rates


Professor Philip Cohen (blogger of Family Inequality) provides a short description of how divorce rates vary by ethnicity, age, education and length of time married.  A good reminder that the “average” divorce rate doesn’t tell us much about the risk to specific individuals.  (just over 1 minute long).

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2011 Updated World Divorce Rates — 82 countries reporting


In January 2015, I updated the 2011 World Divorce Rate data and created this figure to illustrate the overall divorce rates.  This represents the most current data across the world that is consistently reported to the United Nations.  Many countries that have not yet reported 2012 or 2013 data such as the United States and Great Britain are included in this figure.  Also, there are 70 countries that have reported their 2012 divorce rates and 11 countries that have reported 2013 data.  The original data can be found in the United Nations Demographic Yearbook.  

2011 updated world divorce rates

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2012 North & South America Divorce Rates Updated


Eleven North and South American countries have reported divorce rates to the United Nations.  Aruba has the highest divorce rate and Guatemala had the lowest divorce rate.

North-South America Divorce rates 2012- 11 countries

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