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    Psychological Subjugation: The Elusive Form of Abuse

    David A. Martindale

    Mental health and legal professionals must devote more resources to studying the interpersonal dynamics of subjugation that is accomplished without resort to physical force, and the implications of these dynamics for the appropriate adjudication of custody/access disputes.

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    Divorce and the Undocumented Spouse

    Laurie J. Woog

    Divorcing Women Immigrants and VAWA; Part Two of a Two-Part Article

    The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) includes a procedure that gives legal status to immigrants who were abused by their U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident spouse, who often use the immigration law as a cudgel of power and control.

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    Forensic Mythologies and Custody Evaluations

    Jeffrey P. Wittmann

    Part One of a Two-Part Article

    As forensic psychologists and psychiatrists agree to accept appointments as evaluators or take the stand to testify about a custody matter, there are often many assumptions about forensic practice floating among those in the legal community, and even on the part of litigants, that are questionable at best.

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