Note, In re Marriage of Birnbaum: Modifying Child Custody Arrangements by Ignoring the Rules of the Game

Published in Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review (January, 1991)

Courts must often make difficult child custody decisions following the dissolution of marriages.’ In these instances, courts act not only as mediators between the parents and themselves, but also as mediators between the parents and the child. The courts’ goal in child custody suits is to determine the living arrangements that will most benefit the child. The issues involved are complex-mainly because courts must examine a variety of factors … [Read more]