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A judge in Southern California embraced a new state law allowing victims to claim coercive control, that was designed to tip the balance in favor of women seeking child custody and restraining orders.
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States across the country are considering equal shared parenting in custody cases. One young Kentucky couple serves as a test case.
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At the root of child abandonment is a lack of services. It's not that they don't exist, it's that parents are often denied access to care for their child's needs.

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