Family Court Review

Cover image for Vol. 53 Issue 1

Edited By: Andrew I. Schepard, Editor-in-Chief, and Robert Emery, Associate Editor

Online ISSN: 1744-1617

Overview


Family Court Review is published in cooperation with the Center for Children, Families and the Law at Hofstra University School of Law.  For over four decades, Family Court Review has served as an interdisciplinary communication forum for all concerned with the improvement of all aspects of the family court system, including:

  • judges

  • attorneys

  • mediators

  • and professionals in mental health and human services

 


Aims and Scope


Family Court Review is published in cooperation with the Center for Children, Families and the Law at Hofstra University School of Law.  For over four decades, Family Court Review has served as an interdisciplinary communication forum for judges, attorneys, mediators, and professionals in mental health and human services who are concerned with the improvement of all aspects of the family court system.

Family Court Review brings you comprehensive coverage of family court practice, theory, research, and legal opinion. A professional forum, Family Court Review presents peer-reviewed articles by distinguished judges, attorneys, and other family court specialists, covering: Critical Reviews of Policy and Procedure, Innovative Court-Connected Programs and Services, Legal Issues Affecting Family Law, Progressive Family Law Legislation and Reform, and Training and Standards of Practice.

Family Court Review delivers the timely information you need on real-world issues that confront you every day. Subjects discussed include: Child Abuse and Neglect, Child Custody Evaluations, Child Support, Children's Rights, Family Law Opinions, Gender Bias, Grandparent Visitation Rights, Joint Custody, Legal Issues, Marital and Divorce Mediation, No-Fault Divorce, Parent Education, Single Parenthood, Stepfamilies, Supervised Visitation, and Surrogacy.

Family Court Review boasts an international following of family law professionals. Part of the reason the journal has become a premier source in the field is its adherence to certain core values:

1. Respecting the interdisciplinary nature of the field -- FCR welcomes debate and discussion from all the interrelated fields involved in family law:

  • From the judiciary, we gain a sense of the past and the importance of case law

  • From the legal and mediation professions, we gain a sense of respecting the adverse interests of different parties, and that the weak are endowed with rights which cannot be denied by those in positions of strength

  • From the mental health and social services communities, we gain insight into the workings of the human personality and the dynamics of families and groups

2. Recognizing that our world extends beyond national boundaries:

  • Developments in family law, including the use of mediation, redefining divorcing families, and recognizing the need to help strengthen marriage and reform the process of divorce, benefit from synergy among the members of the international family law community

3. Focusing on the families and individuals served by family law professionals:

  • Without staying connected to the people, and concentrating on their needs and welfare, the work of family law professionals loses its meaning and relevance

Drawn from an international, interdisciplinary pool of distinguished family law professionals, FCR’s Editorial Board participates in the acquisition and evaluation of manuscripts published in Family Court Review, judges the journal’s annual essay contests and provides FCR subscribers with access to current information on family court systems throughout the world.


Readership


Family lawyers, judges and court personnel, mediators, family law professors, dispute resolution professionals, family therapists

 


Keywords


Family Court Review, family court, court, family, law, concilation, child support, family welfare, dispute resolution, mediation


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