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

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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

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

New Issue of Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, April 2014


Allen, H. (2014). Unpacking court divorce decrees, Children’s outcomes, and three unconfounded determinants: An evidence-based look. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 55(3), 179-205. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10502556.2014.887376

Gatins, D., Kinlaw, C. R., & Dunlap, L. L. (2014). Impact of postdivorce sibling structure on adolescent adjustment to divorce. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 55(3), 239-251. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10502556.2014.898551

Menasco, M. A., & Blair, S. L. (2014). Adolescent substance use and marital status in adulthood. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 55(3), 216-238. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10502556.2014.887382

Siordia, C. (2014). Married once, twice, and three or more times: Data from the American community survey. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 55(3), 206-215. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10502556.2014.887377

 

Shared Parenting: A Debate Among Experts


There is an extensive debate about the “right” custody policies and practices in courts and the research evidence for and against various shared parenting plans.  Much of the focus of the dispute is in regards to the evidence regarding overnight stays for young children in non-custodial parent homes.   Articles by Nielsen and Warshak make make strong critiques of the work by McIntosh that has highlighted possible negative outcomes for young children in these arrangements.  McIntosh and colleagues also present their own analysis of the evidence.  In their editorial statement for Family Court Review, Emery and Schepard note that there is not yet a consensus on all policy matters, but there are some areas of agreement.

See these articles for a deeper analysis of these issues.  

Braver, S. L. (2014). The costs and pitfalls of individualizing decisions and incentivizing conflict: A comment on AFCC’s think tank report on shared parenting. Family Court Review, 52(2), 175-180. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/fcre.12079

Brinig, M. F., Frederick, L. M., & Drozd, L. M. (2014). Perspectives on joint custody presumptions as applied to domestic violence cases. Family Court Review, 52(2), 271-281. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/fcre.12090

DiFonzo, J. H. (2014). From the rule of one to shared parenting: Custody presumptions in law and policy. Family Court Review, 52(2), 213-239. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/fcre.12086

Emery, R. E., & Schepard, A. (2014). April 2014. Family Court Review, 52(2), 143-144. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/fcre.12076

Jaffe, P. (2014). A presumption against shared parenting for family court litigants. Family Court Review, 52(2), 187-192. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/fcre.12081

Lamb, M. E. (2014). Dangers associated with the avoidance of evidence-based practice. Family Court Review, 52(2), 193-197. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/fcre.12082

McIntosh, J. E., Pruett, M. K., & Kelly, J. B. (2014). Parental separation and overnight care of young children, part II: Putting theory into practice. Family Court Review, 52(2), 256-262. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/fcre.12088

Miller, S. (2014). Judicial discretion and the voice of the child in resolving custody disputes: Comments on the think tank report. Family Court Review, 52(2), 198-199. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/fcre.12083

Nielsen, L. (2013). Shared residential custody: Review of the research (part I of II). American Journal of Family Law, 27(1), 61-71. 

Nielsen, L. (2013). Shared residential custody: Review of the research (part II of II). American Journal of Family Law, 27(2), 123-137. 

Nielsen, L. (2014). Woozles: Their role in custody law reform, parenting plans, and family court. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 20(2), 164-180. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/law0000004

Pruett, M. K., & DiFonzo, J. H. (2014). Advancing the shared parenting debate, one step at a time: Responses to the commentaries. Family Court Review, 52(2), 207-212. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/fcre.12085

Pruett, M. K., & DiFonzo, J. H. (2014). Closing the gap: Research, policy, practice, and shared parenting. Family Court Review, 52(2), 152-174. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/fcre.12078

Pruett, M. K., McIntosh, J. E., & Kelly, J. B. (2014). Parental separation and overnight care of young children, part I: Consensus through theoretical and empirical integration. Family Court Review, 52(2), 240-255. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/fcre.12087

Salem, P., & Shienvold, A. T. (2014). Closing the gap without getting to yes: Staying with the shared parenting debate. Family Court Review, 52(2), 145-151. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/fcre.12077

Scott, E. S. (2014). Planning for children and resolving custodial disputes: A comment on the think tank report. Family Court Review, 52(2), 200-206. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/fcre.12084

Ver Steegh, N., & Gould-Saltman, H. D. (2014). Joint legal custody presumptions: A troubling legal shortcut. Family Court Review, 52(2), 263-270. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/fcre.12089

Warshak, R. A. (2014). Social science and parenting plans for young children: A consensus report. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 20(1), 46-67. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/law0000005

Updated List of Divorce & Remarriage Research Listing for 2013


The list of some of the most important research studies related to divorce, remarriage and stepfamilies has been updated for the year 2013.  This is not a complete list, but the major studies that provide new insights into marriage formation, custody, law and so forth.

Similar summaries can be found for 2010, 2011, and 2012.

New results for 2014 are also summarized here.  

Latest Issue of Journal of Divorce and Remarriage Released– 2014, vol 55(1& 2)


Collin, B. G. (2014). The effects of parental divorce on the moral judgment development of freshman and sophomore college students. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 55(2), 139-144. doi:10.1080/10502556.2013.871954

Doodson, L. J., & Davies, A. P. C. (2014). Different challenges, different well-being: A comparison of psychological well-being across stepmothers and biological mothers and across four categories of stepmothers. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 55(1), 49-63. doi:10.1080/10502556.2013.862094

Frisby, B. N., Booth-Butterfield, M., & Eickholt, M. (2014). Face threatening and face supportive communication in postdivorce relational turning points. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 55(2), 83-102. doi:10.1080/10502556.2013.871917

Ganong, L., & Coleman, M. (2014). Responsibility inferences and intergenerational obligations to parents and stepparents: Are Step/Children less obligated when older adults are at fault for their problems? Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 55(1), 64-81. doi:10.1080/10502556.2013.862098

Haaz, D. H., Kneavel, M., & Browning, S. W. (2014). The Father–Daughter relationship and intimacy in the marriages of daughters of divorce. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 55(2), 164-177. doi:10.1080/10502556.2013.871962

Nuru, A. K., & Wang, T. R. (2014). “She was stomping on everything that we used to think of as a family”: Communication and turning points in cohabiting (step)families. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 55(2), 145-163. doi:10.1080/10502556.2013.871957

Roth, K. E., Harkins, D. A., & Eng, L. A. (2014). Parental conflict during divorce as an indicator of adjustment and future relationships: A retrospective sibling study. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 55(2), 117-138. doi:10.1080/10502556.2013.871951

Soria, K. M., & Linder, S. (2014). Parental divorce and first-year college students’ persistence and academic achievement. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 55(2), 103-116. doi:10.1080/10502556.2013.871919

Stallman, H. M., & Sanders, M. R. (2014). A randomized controlled trial of family transitions triple P: A group-administered parenting program to minimize the adverse effects of parental divorce on children. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 55(1), 33-48. doi:10.1080/10502556.2013.862091