Books

Family Law in America, Second Edition (2014)

Forthcoming from Oxford University Press, October 2014

Discusses the evolution of same-sex marriage rights and...

 
Adoption Laws in a Nutshell (with Daniel R. Katz) (2012)

With the number of people waiting to adopt children, the need for a comprehensive yet...

 

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Family Law in America (2011)

This volume examines the present state of family law in America. Among its themes is...

 

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Cross Currents : Family Law and Policy in the United States and England (with John Eekelaar and Mavis Maclean) (2000)
 
Child Abuse and Neglect - 1991 Supplement (with Robert Horowitz and Claire Cunningham) (1991)
 

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Recommendations for a Model Family Court: A Report from the National Family Court Symposium (with Jeffrey A. Kuhn) (1991)

With the rise in the popularity of the family court concept, the Council recently moved...

 

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American Family Law in Transition (with Walter O. Weyrauch) (1983)
 

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Adoptions Without Agencies - A Study of Independent Adoptions (with William Meezan and Eva Manoff Russo) (1978)
 

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The Youngest Minority II: Lawyers in Defense of Children (1977)

Editor. The Youngest Minority II: Lawyers in Defense of Children. Chicago: ABA Section of Family...

 

Articles

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The Metamorphosis of Marriage and Adoption (with Daniel R. Katz), Massachusetts Lawyers Journal (2012)
 

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Preserving the Family Through Change for the Sake of Future Generations, Droit de la Famille (2011)

Within the last fifty years, a transformation has taken place in American law. Before then,...

 
Our 'Moral Architect', Boston College Law School Magazine (2011)
 

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Family Solidarity Versus Social Solidarity in the United States, International Journal of the Jurisprudence of the Family (2010)
 

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Five Decades of Family Law, Family Law Quarterly (2008)
 

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Ensuring Fairness in Family Law, BC Law Magazine (2007)
 

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Homer H. Clarke, Jr., As Scholar, University of Colorado Law Review (2007)
 

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In Memoriam - Robert F. Drinan, S.J., 1920-2007, Family Law Quarterly (2007)
 

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New Directions for Family Law in the United States, InDret:Revista para el análisis del derecho (2007)

This article provides a survey of one major development in family law in the United...

 

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In Memoriam – Monroe L. Inker: 1925-2006, Family Law Quarterly (2006)
 

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Prologue, Family Law Quarterly (1999)
 

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Emerging Models for Alternatives to Marriage, Family Law Quarterly (1999)

Perhaps one of the most important changes in family law in the past thirty years...

 

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Marriage as Partnership, Notre Dame Law Review (1998)

In this essay honoring Professor Mary Ann Glendon, the author discusses the contract of partnerships...

 
Remembering Melba McGrath, Boston College Law School Magazine (1996)
 

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Historical Perspective and Current Trends in the Legal Process of Divorce, Future of Children (1994)

Over the past 30 years, the legal status of husbands and wives in marriage has...

 

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In Memoriam: Doris Jonas Freed, Family Law Quarterly (1993)
 
Equitable Distribution in Massachusetts, Massachusetts Family Law Journal (1988)
 
Some Reflections on Joint and Shared Custody, Massachusetts Family Law Journal (1986)
 

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Introduction to Special Issue on Child Support Enforcement, Juvenile and Family Court Journal (1985)
 
Joint Custody, Comparative Law (Tokyo) (1985)
 
Family Law - Mediation Is Coming of Age, National Law Journal (1984)
 
Family Law - In a State of Constant Ferment, National Law Journal (1983)
 

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Introduction to the 25th Anniversary Issue, Family Law Quarterly (1983)
 
'Marital Property' Broadening, National Law Journal (1982)
 

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45 Landmark Decisions: Four Experts Look at the Most Significant Cases Handed Down during the Last Two Decades (with Monroe L. Inkler, Frances H. Miller, Walter O. Weyrauch, and Randall M. Chastain), Family Advocate (1982)
 

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Rewriting the Adoption Story, Family Advocate (1982)
 

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Brigitte Bodenheimer - Protector of the Children, University of California at Davis Law Review (1982)
 
Equitable Distribution Continues to Make Gains, National Law Journal (1981)
 

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Humanizing the Divorce Process, Family Advocate (1981)
 

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Legal Remedies for Child Snatching, Family Law Quarterly (1981)
 

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Thomas Dean Cochran (obituary), Family Law Quarterly (1981)
 
Proposed Legislation for Freeing Children for Permanent Placement, Child Abuse & Neglect - The International Journal (1979)
 

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Subsidized Adoption in America (with Ursula M. Gallagher), Family Law Quarterly (1976)
 

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Child Neglect Laws in America (with Ruth-Arlene Howe and Melba McGrath), Family Law Quarterly (1975)

Also appears as Child Neglect Laws in America by Howe, Katz, and McGrath. Chicago: ABA...

 

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Children - Individuals without Rights?, Student Lawyer (1973)
 
Disobeying a Father's Voice: A Comment on Commonwealth v. Brasher (with William A. Schroeder), Massachusetts Law Quarterly (1972)
 

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Legal Aspects of Foster Care, Family Law Quarterly (1971)
 
"What a Priest Thinks of Abortion.", Sunday Herald Traveler (1969)
 

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Review of Justice for the Child, edited by Margaret K. Rosenheim, Northwestern University Law Review (1963)
 
The Dying Doctrine of Recrimination in the U.S. (with Marcus G. Raskin), Canadian Bar Review (1957)
 

Contributions to Books

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Fifty Years in the Transformation of American Family Law: 1960-2011, Fifty Years in Family Law: Essays for Stephen Cretney (2012)
 

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Robert F. Drinan, S.J. (1920-2007), Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law (2009)

This book is the first to gather in a single volume concise biographies of the...

 

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Protecting Children Through State and Federal Laws, The International Survey of Family Law (2007)
 

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Continuity of Relationships in Child Custody, International Survey of Family Law (2004)
 

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Dual Systems of Adoption in the United States, Cross Currents : Family Law and Policy in the United States and England (2000)
 

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Individual Rights and Family Relationships, Cross Currents : Family Law and Policy in the United States and England. (2000)
 

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Domestic Partnership Laws, The International Survey of Family Law, 1997 (1999)
 

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The Concept of the Family Court in America, The Family Justice System: Past and Future Experiences and Prospects (1997)
 
Remarks (as Panelist) on "The Best Interests of the Child: A Re-Examination," for panel on "Parental Power, Children's Interests, and State Authority", Changing Perspectives of the Family: Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Symposium of the Constitutional Law Resource Center (1994)
 

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Foreword, Intervening in Child Sexual Abuse (1991)
 

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Afterword, Children's Rights in America: U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child Compared with United States Law (1990)
 

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Foreword, Legal Rights of Children (1984)
 

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A Historical Perspective on Child-Support Laws in the United States, The Parental Child-Support Obligation: Research, Practice, and Social Policy (1983)
 

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Lydia Rapoport, Notable American Women: A Biographical Dictionary - The Modern Period (1980)
 

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Emancipating Our Children - Coming of Legal Age in America (with William A. Schroeder and Lawrence R. Sidman), Having Children - Philosophical and Legal Reflections on Parenthood (1979)
 

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Preface (with Howard A. Davidson), Advocating for Children in the Courts (1979)
 

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The Child and the Law: Freeing Children for Permanent Placement, The Child in the City. Vol. 1, Today and Tomorrow (1979)
 

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The Law on Child Abuse and Neglect: A Review of the Research (with Lillian Ambrosino, Melba McGrath, and Kitt Sawitsky), Four Perspectives on the Status of Child Abuse and Neglect Research (1976)
 

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Introduction, In Search of Origins: The Experiences of Adopted People (1975)
 

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Introduction, Legal Rights of Children (1974)
 

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Legal Problems of the Unwed Teen-age Mother and Her Child, The Vulnerable: Crittenton's Concern (1973)
 

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"Adoption" and "Illegitimacy", U.S. Law of, The New Catholic Encyclopedia (1967)
 
Adoption, Cases and Materials on Domestic Relations (1963)
 

Selected Professional Activities

The Legal Aspects of Parenthood, What Is Parenthood?: Contemporary Debates about the Family (2013)

In celebration of the publication of What Is Parenthood?: Contemporary Debates about the Family by...

 
Board Member, Oxford Family Law and Policy Project (2012)
 
Fifty Years in the Transformation of American Law, Conference at House of Lords (2011)
 
The Best Interests of the Child in Relocation Cases, Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Family Law Section (2011)
 
Family Solidarities and Collective Solidarities, Solidarity Through the Generations, International Society of Family Law (2011)
 
Padilla and Rights, UCLA Law School Symposium on Immigration and Criminal Law (2011)
 
Family Solidarity Versus Social Solidarity in the United States, Symposium on the Jurisprudence of the Family, International Society on the Jurisprudence of the Family (2010)

This paper analyzes the extent to which individual family members are responsible for each other...

 
Family Solidarity Versus Social Solidarity in the United States, Symposium on the Jurisprudence of the Family (2010)
 
Editor, Family Law Section of the Massachusetts Bar Association Section Review (2010)
 
The Family Law World of Walter Weyrauch, Walter O. Weyrauch Endowment Lecture at the University of Florida College of Law (2009)
 
Family Law in the New Century, National Council of Juvenile & Family Court Judges, 72nd Annual Conference (2009)
 
Moderator, Family Solidarity, Allocation of Resources and Social Reality, 13th World Conference of the International Society of Family Law (2008)
 
Managing Challenging Family Law Cases: Economic Consequences of Divorce, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (2006)
 
Recent Developments in American Family Law, Law Faculty at the University of Pompeu Fabra and Law Faculty at the University of Girona (2006)
 
Visiting Fellow, Pembroke College (2006)
 
Alternatives to Marriage and Their Economic Significance, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) (2005)
 
Issues in Child Custody, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) (2005)
 
Marriage and Marriage-Like Relationships: Should They Be Equal?, World Conference of the International Society of Family Law (2005)
 
Parenthood and the New Reproductive Technology, Annual Conference of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) (2005)
 
Visiting Fellow, Pembroke College (2000)
 
Visiting Fellow, All Souls College (1997)
 

Other

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Preparing and Trying a Custody Case [videorecording.] (1981)

Preparing and Trying a Custody Case. Videorecording. Chicago: ABA Consortium for Professional Education with the...