A Mothers Nightmare - Incest: A Practical Legal Guide for Parents and Professionals (Interpersonal Violence: The Practice Series (Paperback))
- Publish Date: 1997-05-31
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: John E. B. Myers
When parents - usually mothers - try to protect their children from sexual abuse, they can be devastated to find that support from the legal system is not always there. Suspecting their husbands or partners of the abuse, mothers may seek a divorce and custody or, if already divorced, request withdrawal of visitation rights. However, if unable to prove abuse, a mother can be labelled `hysterical and her desperate efforts to secure her childs safety may jeopardize her case - and even result in the suspected perpetrator being granted custody of the child.
A ddressesing this troubling issue, this book provides parents and professionals with the necessary information to protect themselves against a legal system backfire. John