New Family Law Books

Below is a list of Family Law books added to the library's collection in the past 6 months.

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American Indian law in a nutshell / by William C. Canby, Jr., Senior Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, formerly Professor of Law, Arizona State University.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF8205.Z9 C36 2015
Publisher:


This guide provides a reliable resource on American Indian law. Its authoritative text covers the essentials of this complex body of law, with attention to the governmental policies underlying it. The work emphasizes both the historical development of Federal Indian Law and recent matters such as the evolution of Indian gaming, issues arising under the Indian Child Welfare Act, and the present enforcement of treaty rights. It addresses the policy and law applicable to Alaska Natives, but does not deal with Native Hawai'ians. Find out more (catalog link)

Effective child abuse investigation for the multi-disciplinary team / Bradley Richard Graham.

Location: lax
Call #: HV8079.C46 G685 2015
Publisher:


Child abuse cases are unique in that they involve seldomly witnessed acts. A nonverbal victim and a silent perpetrator will often lead to a stalling of the investigation and the judicial process. 'Effective Child Abuse Investigation for the Multi-Disciplinary Team' is a practical guide for law enforcement officers and child protection workers in abuse investigations. It demonstrates how all members of the team can best work together to consolidate the medical, social, and legal facts in each case, increasing the chances for successful prosecution and enhancing child safety. Find out more (catalog link)

Risk management in social work : preventing professional malpractice, liability, and disciplinary action / Frederic G. Reamer ; legal review by Michael J. Racette, Esq.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3721 .R43 2015
Publisher:


This edition is based on Frederic G. Reamer's key reference for practitioners: 'Social Work Malpractice and Liability.' Rooted in his own experiences as an expert witness in court and licensing board cases, the volume introduces the concepts of negligence, malpractice, and liability before turning to the subject of risk management. Drawing and reflecting on recent cases and research, Reamer details a variety of problems in the social work field relating to privacy and confidentiality, improper treatment and delivery of services, impaired practitioners, supervision, consultation and referral, fraud and deception, and termination of service. Find out more (catalog link)

Access to justice in Iran : women, perceptions, and reality / Sahar Maranlou.

Location: lacom
Call #: KMH517.5 .M37 2015
Publisher:


This book offers a critical and in-depth analysis of access to justice from international and Islamic perspectives. It evaluates the historical development of the justice sector in Iran and discusses various issues, such as the legal empowerment of women, performance of the justice sector, judicial independence, efficiency and accessibility, and normative protection, together with an analysis of barriers. Find out more (catalog link)

Temporary order? : life in East Jerusalem under the shadow of the Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law / research and writing, Noga Kadman and Andrea Szlecsan.

Location: lacom
Call #: KMK2144 .K33 2014
Publisher:


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Research methods for studying legal issues in education / co-editors/authors: Steve Permuth, Ed.D., Ralph D. Mawdsley, Susan Silver ; other authors: Louise Adler, Ph.D. [and 17 others].

Location: lax
Call #: KF4119.6 .R375 2015
Publisher:


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Bad faith : when religious belief undermines modern medicine / Paul A. Offit, M.D..

Location: lax
Call #: BL65.M4 O44 2015
Publisher:


In 'Bad Faith', acclaimed physician and author Dr Paul Offit gives readers a never-before-seen look into the minds of those who choose to medically martyr themselves, or their children, in the name of religion. Offit chronicles the stories of these faithful and their children, whose devastating experiences highlight the tangled relationship between religion and medicine in America. Find out more (catalog link)

Children and the law in a nutshell / by Douglas E. Abrams, Sarah H. Ramsey, Susan Vivian Mangold.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF479.Z9 R36 2015
Publisher:


Representation of children is covered throughout the book. Also treated for comparative purposes are several relevant international law issues, including the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, international child labor, and U.S. tobacco exports to children overseas. Find out more (catalog link)

Elements of Illinois law : domestic relations and juvenile law / chapter authors : Steven N. Peskind, Frank J. Kopecky.

Location: laill-nc
Call #: KFI1294 .P47 2015
Publisher:


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Law of schools, students and teachers in a nutshell / by Kern Alexander, professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; M. David Alexander, professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF4119.3 .A43 2015
Publisher:


This text captures the key points of the precedents governing student rights and responsibilities relating to attendance, speech, expression, religion, discipline, grades, tests, drugs, search and seizure, the emerging law of social media, i.e., cyberbullying, and the range of procedural due process interests. The book further addresses the range of constitutional rights and protections for teachers as well as employment terms and conditions, including contracts, tenure and potential liabilities. Find out more (catalog link)

Class by herself: : protective laws for women workers, 1890s-1990s / Nancy Woloch.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3555 .W65 2015
Publisher: Princeton University Press,


Explores the historical role and influence of protective legislation for American women workers, both as a step toward modern labour standards and as a barrier to equal rights. Spanning the twentieth century, the book tracks the rise and fall of women-only state protective laws - such as maximum hour laws, minimum wage laws, and night work laws - from their roots in progressive reform through the passage of New Deal labour law to the feminist attack on single-sex protective laws in the 1960s and 1970s. Find out more (catalog link)

Entextualizing domestic violence : language ideology and violence against women in the Anglo-American hearsay principle / Jennifer Andrus.

Location: lax
Call #: K5481 .A53 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


This book explores how language ideologies circulated in the hearsay rule of the Anglo-American law of evidence create the potential to speak for and/or ignore the speech of victims of domestic violence, using discourse analysis to identify the particular mechanisms in case law and statute that do this work. Find out more (catalog link)

Estate planning in Illinois guardianships, 2015 / Margot Gordon.

Location: laill-nc
Call #: KFI1340 .G67 2015
Publisher: Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education,


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Illinois family law : preliminary considerations in dissolution actions / chapter authors, David C. Ainley ... [and others].

Location: laill-nc
Call #: KFI1294 .I4352 2015
Publisher: Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education,


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International law of youth rights / edited by William A. Angel ; revised by Jorge Cardona, Giuseppe Porcaro, Jaakko Weuro, Giorgio Zecca.

Location: lax
Call #: K639 .I57 2015
Publisher: Brill Nijhoff,


The International Law of Youth Rights is a unique, pioneering study tracing the origin, growth and basic features of the international law of youth rights. It consists of both source documents and commentary on the historical trends to elaborate and codify international instruments and standards in this field as well as action taken by governmental, intergovernmental, and non-governmental organisations to promote and protect youth rights. Find out more (catalog link)

Divorced from reality : rethinking family dispute resolution / Jane C. Murphy and Jana B. Singer.

Location: lax
Call #: KF505.5 .M868 2015
Publisher: New York University Press,


In Divorced from Reality, Jane C. Murphy and Jana B. Singer argue that the current "problem solving" model fails to address the realities of today's families. The authors suggest that while todays dispute resolution regime may represent an improvement over its more adversary predecessor, it is built largely around the model of a divorcing nuclear family with lawyers representing all partiesa model that fits poorly with the realities of today's disputing families. To serve the families it is meant to help, the legal system must adapt and reshape itself. Find out more (catalog link)

In defense of plural marriage / Ronald C. Den Otter, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Location: lax
Call #: KF519 .D46 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


While much has been written about same-sex marriage, as of yet there has been no book-length legal treatment of unions among three or more individuals. The first major study on plural marriage and the law, 'In Defense of Plural Marriage' begins to fill this lacuna in the scholarly literature. Find out more (catalog link)

Strategies for Serving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Tanf) Recipients With Disabilities.

Location: lax
Call #: KF480 .S77 2014
Publisher:


This book describes how TANF agencies work with participants who have a disability and how they interact with local SSA offices; presents findings from analyses of merged TANF and SSI data, documenting the extent to which adult TANF recipients are connected with the SSI system and how they contribute to the overall dynamics of caseload changes in SSI; and describes the implementation and findings of three promising pilot interventions. Find out more (catalog link)

Governed through choice : autonomy, technology, and the politics of reproduction / Jennifer M. Denbow.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3760 .D46 2015
Publisher: New York University Press,


At the centre of the 'war on women' lies the fact that women in the contemporary United States are facing more widespread and increased surveillance of their reproductive health and decisions. In recent years states have passed a record number of laws restricting abortion. Physicians continue to sterilize some women against their will, especially those in prison, while other women who choose to forego reproduction cannot find physicians to sterilize them. While these actions seem to undermine women's decision-making authority, experts and state actors often defend them in terms of promoting women's autonomy. Jennifer M. Denbow exposes the way that the notion of autonomy allows for this apparent contradiction and explores how it plays out in recent reproductive law, including newly enacted informed consent to abortion laws like ultrasound mandates and the regulation of sterilization. Find out more (catalog link)

Contemporary relationships and the law, 2015 / chapter authors: Angelika Kuehn, Mark T. Neil.

Location: laill-nc
Call #: KFI1294 .K84 2015
Publisher: Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education,


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Medically assisted procreation / Law Reform Commission of Canada.

Location: lax
Call #: KE429.A15 C353 v.65
Publisher: The Commission,


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Parent-partner status for American family law / Merle H. Weiner, University of Oregon School of Law.

Location: lax
Call #: KF540 .W45 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


This book argues that marriage and other legal structures governing parental relationships are outdated and unrepresentative of the reality of American parenting. It recommends the creation of a new 'parent-partner' legal status to encourage supportive partnerships and discourage reproduction among uncommitted couples. Find out more (catalog link)

Changing face of Illinois family law : 2016 marriage and dissolution of Marriage Act overhaul / Steven N. Peskind, Peskind Law Firm, St. Charles.

Location: laill-nc
Call #: KFI1294 .I4565 2015
Publisher: Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education,


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Western case for monogamy over polygamy / John Witte, Jr., Emory University.

Location: lax
Call #: K686 .W58 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


John Witte, Jr documents the historical arguments for monogamy over polygamy in the West from antiquity until today. Weighing traditional arguments alongside modern claims that anti-polygamy laws violate personal and religious freedom, Witte finds that the case against polygamy remains compelling. Find out more (catalog link)

Making foreigners : immigration and citizenship law in America, 1600-2000 / Kunal M. Parker.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4700 .P39 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


This book will interest the reader who wants to learn about the history of immigration and citizenship law. Covering the span of American history (1600-2000), it connects the history of immigrants with that of domestic subordinated groups and reveals the changing legal meanings of foreignness over the course of American history. Find out more (catalog link)

Child Support Assistance Act of 2015 : report (to accompany H.R. 2091) (including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office).

Location: lax
Call #: DOC. Y 1.1/8:114-282
Publisher: [U.S. Government Publishing Office],


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Foundation for success : strengthening the Child Care and Development Block Grant program : hearing before the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education, Committee on Education and the Workforce, U.S. House of Representatives, On

Location: lax
Call #: DOC. Y 4.ED 8/1:113-54
Publisher: U.S. Government Publishing Office,


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Addressing domestic violence in professional sports : hearing before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, second session, December 2, 2014.

Location: lax
Call #: DOC. Y 4.C 73/7:S.HRG.113-725
Publisher: U.S. Government Publishing Office,


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Versorgungsausgleich : Ausgleich, steuerliche Folgen und Verfahren / von Franz Ruland.

Location: lacom
Call #: KK1176 .R85 2015
Publisher: C.H. Beck,


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Legal rights of children 3d / by Thomas R. Young.

Location: lax-nc
Call #: KF479 .L44 2015
Publisher: Thomson Reuters,


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Illinois adoption law / general editor, Genie Miller Gillespie ; chapter authors, Shelley B. Ballard... [and others].

Location: laill-nc
Call #: KFI1304.5 .I45 2016
Publisher: Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education,


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Development of disability rights under international law : from charity to human rights / Arlene S. Kanter.

Location: lax
Call #: K637 .K367 2015
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group,


The adoption of the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CPRD) by the United Nations in 2006 marked a major watershed. The CRPD is the first comprehensive and binding treaty on the rights of people with disabilities. This book analyses the development of disability rights as a human rights movement. Find out more (catalog link)

Critically impaired infants and end of life decision making : resource allocation and difficult decisions / Neera Bhatia.

Location: lax
Call #: K4367.P43 B48 2015
Publisher: Routledge,


Decisions to withdraw or withhold life-sustaining treatment are contentious, and offer difficult moral dilemmas to both medical practitioners and the judiciary. This issue is exacerbated when the patient is unable to exercise autonomy and is entirely dependent on the will of others. This book focuses on the legal and ethical complexities surrounding end of life decisions for critically impaired and extremely premature infants. Find out more (catalog link)

Social security and Medicare answer book / David A. Pratt.

Location: lax-nc
Call #: KF3650 .P69 2016
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer,


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Changing face of Illinois family law : 2016 marriage and dissolution of Marriage Act overhaul / Steven N. Peskind, Peskind Law Firm, St. Charles.

Location: laill-nc
Call #: KFI1294 .I4565 2016
Publisher: Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education,


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Litigating disputed estates, trusts, guardianships, and charitable bequests, 2016/ John T. Brooks, general editor ; chapter authors, John T. Brooks ... [and others].

Location: laill-nc
Call #: KFI1347 .L58 2016
Publisher: Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education,


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Poor justice : how the poor fare in the courts / Vicki Lens.

Location: lax
Call #: KF390.5.P6 L46 2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


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Public practice, private law : an essay on love, marriage, and the state / Gary Chartier.

Location: lax
Call #: K675 .C48 2016
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


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Game theory and the transformation of family law : a new bargaining model for attorneys and mediators optimize outcomes for divorcing parties / Kenneth H. Waldron, PhD and Allan R. Koritzinsky, JD.

Location: lax
Call #: KF535.7 .W35 2015
Publisher: Unhooked Books, an imprint of High Conflict Institute Press,


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Congress : protecting individual rights / Louis Fisher.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4935 .F569 2016
Publisher: University Press of Kansas,


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Citizenship, alienage and the modern constitutional state : a gendered history / Helen Irving.

Location: lax
Call #: K3230.W6 I78 2016
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


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