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The Custody Minefield: Parental Separation, Your Rights and the Law Paperback – 30 Nov 2006


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  • Paperback: 188 pages
  • Publisher: Orana Publishing Limited; First Edition in GB in 2006 edition (30 Nov. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0955075130
  • ISBN-13: 978-0955075131
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 13.4 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 961,563 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'This is one of those books which you wish didn t have to be written. However, as it says in the introduction that 'following divorce, up to a fifth of parents lose contact with their children', it is good to find that someone has chosen to write about this subject and put children at the forefront of any discussions and the decisions which need to be made. Through the use of plain English, Michael Robinson clearly and succinctly leads parents through the various routes they may take, explaining even the most basic of matters, such as tips for court attendance. Frank advice is given and if it is unlikely that a parent is going to be granted a residence order then it is explained why. Without being prescriptive, he also suggests that parents use mediation if at all possible. The book is supplemented by a comprehensive and up to date website, www.thecustodyminefield.com, which offers discussion forums, chat rooms and surveys. In my opinion this book should be made available to any parents who are separating it could save them a lot of expense in legal fees.' --Magistrate Magazine

'I would recommend anyone to refer to this book before the legal wheels start grinding - and during the whole unpleasant process.' --OneUp Magazine - The quality lifestyle magazine for single parents and step parents

'I would recommend this book to anyone affected by parental separation.' --McKenzie Magazine

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Michael Robinson is the author of The Custody Minefield: Parental Separation, Your Rights and The Law, acts as a McKenzie friend in family law, and is a regular contributor to legal, parenting and psychotherapeutic magazines.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By P. Robinson on 27 Nov. 2006
Format: Paperback
If you are separating from your partner and don't know how to cope with all the legal jargon about your children and the law - then The Custody Minefield' is a 'must buy' book. At a time when most people are anxious and confused, the author has provided a book written in easy to understand language to provide support and information when it is most needed. I highly recommend this book!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By R. Hall on 9 Jan. 2007
Format: Paperback
This book is one of the easiest to read and clearest guides on one of the trickiest subjects there is. It beats a path through the jargon and conflicts which emerge when parents and children are involved in custody cases. The question and answer style of Michael Robinson's book is never patronising and follows a clear line through the sort of questions that you need to be asking in these cases. Its non-judgemental and unbiased style means that either parent can get answers to their questions.

I highly recommend this book to anyone involved in these highly sensitive and personal cases from parents and grandparents to welfare and legal professionals. This well-referenced book would also be ideal for those involved in studying the complex area of English family law.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By TC LaRue on 5 Mar. 2007
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This book is wonderful for a number of reasons - it gives readers information about the family court system in a way that's easy to understand, with practical suggestions for anyone who might encounter legal issues with their children.

The author is never condescending, but sounds like someone who knows through experience, what a nightmare fighting for custody of your child can be in this day and age. Helpful hints, insights and practical advice for all of us-

A must read and a great reference book for your shelf... You won't be disappointed!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By martin harrowsmith on 5 Sept. 2007
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I thought this to be a very good easily read guide to what the law should do. I agree with the last reviewer; read this and FAMILY COURT HELL by Mark Harris and you get a clear picture of what laws should be applied, and how the UK Courts fail to deliver when the mother simply says no.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J. Cohen on 16 Oct. 2006
Format: Paperback
I found it to be:

Clear without being simple or simplistic.

Thorough without being tedious and dry.

Even handed, non-partisan and unbiased.

The author's experience, obvious humanity and intelligence give him a unique view on this most unfortunate but sadly prevalent dilema. Separating parent, college student or merely curious, this book is informative, well written and bound to please.
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