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Inside the CastleLaw and the Family in 20th Century America$
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Joanna L. Grossman and Lawrence M. Friedman

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780691149820

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691149820.001.0001

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Parents and Children: Rights and Duties

Parents and Children: Rights and Duties

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(p.262) Chapter Twelve Parents and Children: Rights and Duties
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Inside the Castle
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Joanna L. Grossman

Lawrence M. Friedman

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691149820.003.0013

This chapter looks at the rights and obligations of those who have earned (or been saddled with) the legal status of “parent.” It examines state intervention in troubled families and challenges to parental authority by third parties (grandparents seeking visitation rights, for example). The chapter also looks at children's procedural and expressive rights against the state, and the rights against their parents related to financial independence, sex, marriage, and reproduction. It shows that American law has empowered children—at least to a degree—and has defined not only their rights, but also what society and their parents owe them, though enforcing these rights can be somewhat difficult regardless.

Keywords:   children, parentage, parenthood, children's rights, troubled families, parental authority, children's rights

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