The American Bar Association’s Center on Children and the Law has a list of staff experts.
The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers is a leading association of practitioners in the field of family law.
Read a Sept. 7, 2009, Wall Street Journal opinion piece that compares and contrasts the custody disputes involving Amanda Kurowski and Rifqa Bary.
Read an April 14, 2008, Christian Science Monitor story describing the thorny issues faced by Texas authorities after more than 400 children were removed from the secluded ranch of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Read a November 2009 Christianity Today story about the increasing influence of religion on custody cases.
A Minneapolis man petitioned for custody of his daughter after he split from his wife, and his wife converted to Old Order Amish. He learned his daughter would not continue school after the eighth grade, a common Amish practice. He won custody, but afterward his daughter disappeared, and was believed to be living in an Amish […]
An Alabama woman ignited a bitter custody dispute with her ex-husband involving her only daughter after she embraced a more conservative kind of Christianity. In 2003 a judge awarded custody of the girl to her father, reasoning that her mother’s strict Christian practices were damaging the girl. Read about the case in a Feb. 13, 2008, […]
An Oregon man who converted to Judaism wanted his son circumcised against his ex-wife’s wishes. In 2008 the U.S. Supreme Court declined to consider the case. The state Supreme Court ruled that given the boy’s age a lower court should ascertain the teen’s own wishes. Read about the case in an Oct. 6, 2008, article from The Oregonian.
Read a Dec. 29, 2009, article from the Orlando Sentinel about Rifqa Bary, a girl caught in the middle of her parents’ custody battle. A judge ultimately ruled that Bary could stay in foster care until she turned 18 or reconcile with her family on her own terms.