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Overwhelming empirical evidence suggests that a female child faces a significantly elevated risk of being sexually abused after her parents' divorce, at the hands of a parent, a parent's partner, or someone outside the home. This article considers whether the law can effectively mitigate this risk of child sexual abuse in divorce proceedings by educating parents about the risk, or by directing the parent with whom the child resides to take precautions against molestation.
Formerly entitled the Ancillary Relief Handbook this is the first resort for thousands of...