As custody laws continue to evolve its important to look back on the history of child custody in the us to understand how we got to this point where we are now and where we might be going in regards to child custody issues child custody in colonial america. From fathers property to childrens rights a history of child custody view first ten pages mary ann mason 1994 columbia university press this title is available at your favorite online or local bookseller introduction the relationship between parents children and the state is arguably the most fundamental relationship in a society the social attitudes and . In the decades leading up to the 1970s child custody battles were rare and in most cases the mother of minor children would receive custody since the 1970s as custody laws have been made gender neutral contested custody cases have increased as have cases in which the children are placed in the primary custody of the father. This book authoritatively traces the history of custody law from ancient times to the modern day presenting the laws in historical and social context the book relies on actual statutes and case reports where available to clear up many popular misconceptions and inconsistenciesbeginning with ancient times the book provides the text of the first known custody laws explores the theory of a . The history of moms and child custody laws in nc by amy a edwards the subject of whether moms have some advantage in child custody cases is a much debated topic among family law attorneys as well as the parents who later become clients in child custody battles
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