Ciji Ware's first sentence in the popularly publicized Sharing Parenthood After Divorce directs the reader to "read this book before you hire a lawyer." Because many separated and divorced parents will follow Ware's instruction, family law practitioners should be aware of Ware's approach to and recommendations regarding custody. Her position is clear. The book is subtitled An Enlightened Custody Guide for Mothers, Fathers, and Kids and the meaning of "enlightened" is apparent from the title of Part One, "Why You Should Choose Shared Custody." But because her message is sometimes more enthusiastic than considered, lawyers and parents should be aware not only of Ware's conclusions, but of their limitations as well.
Sharing Parenthood After Divorce,
U.C. Davis L. Rev.
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