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LGBTQ Divorce and Relationship Dissolution: Psychological and Legal Perspectives and Implications for Practice

Edited by: Abbie E. Goldberg, Adam P.; Romero

ISBN13: 9780190635176
Published: January 2019
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £55.00

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What unique challenges face LGBTQ individuals in relationships or who are separating or divorcing, especially now that same-sex couples may marry? What issues might complicate the ending of relationships when children, multiple partners, or multiple parents are present?

How do gender, gender transition, ethnicity, immigration status, economic status, geography, and other characteristics shape the experiences of divorcing or separating LGBTQ people? Finally, how can therapists and lawyers most effectively assist LGBTQ people whose relationships and families are dissolving?

LGBTQ Divorce and Relationship Dissolution: Psychological and Legal Perspectives and Implications for Practice brings together social science and legal perspectives to examine the timely topic of relationship dissolution and divorce among sexual and gender minorities.

The first edited book to tackle this topic in an informed, comprehensive, and interdisciplinary matter, this volume gathers and expands current knowledge on topics such as LGBTQ people's relationship and dissolution patterns; the divorce and child custody rules and processes that now apply to many LGBTQ families; and the surrounding political and cultural environment in the United States. It will also address practical issues such as mediation with same-sex couples who are separating or divorcing, financial planning, and family therapy for sexual minority parents and their children in the context of divorce/dissolution.

With chapters contributed by leading scholars and practitioners from law, political science, psychology, sociology, and other disciplines, LGBTQ Divorce and Relationship Dissolution will be an invaluable resource for academics, practitioners, policymakers, and LGBTQ people. It will also be of interest to students in psychology, counseling, law, and LGBTQ and gender studies.

Family Law
Abbie E. Goldberg and Adam Romero
Chapter One: Implications of Obergefell for Same-Sex Marriage, Divorce, and Parental Rights
Nancy J. Knauer

PART I - Same-Sex Couples and Relationship Well-Being, Dissolution, and Divorce
Introduction to Part I
Abbie E. Goldberg and Adam Romero
Chapter 2: Demographic Approaches to Same-Sex Relationship Dissolution and Divorce: Research Findings, Data Challenges, and Implications for Further Research
Wendy D. Manning and Kara Joyner
Chapter 3: What Makes Same-Sex Relationships Endure?
Sharon S. Rostosky and Ellen D.B. Riggle
Chapter 4: Stress in the Lives of Same-Sex Couples: Implications for Relationship Dissolution and Divorce
David M. Frost and Allen J. LeBlanc
Chapter 5: Same-Sex Binational Families: Risk Factors for Relationship Dissatisfaction, Conflict, and Divorce
Daniela F. Domínguez, Jacqueline Coppock, and Marcela Polanco
Chapter 6: What We Know (And Don't Know) About the Bereavement Experience of Same-Sex Spouses
Rachel Donnelly, Corinne Reczek, and Debra Umberson
Chapter 7: Consensual Dispute Resolution with Same-Sex Couples
Diane M. Goodman and Mariette Geldenhuys

PART II: Same-Sex Couples with Children: Navigating Relationship Dissolution and Divorce as a Family
Introduction to Part II
Abbie E. Goldberg and Adam Romero
Chapter 8: Same-Sex Relationship Dissolution and Divorce: How will Children be Affected?
Rachel H. Farr and Abbie E. Goldberg
Chapter 9: Social Science Research on Heterosexual Relationship Dissolution and Divorce Where One Parent Comes Out as LBG
Fiona Tasker and Katy Rensten
Chapter 10: Child Custody in the Context of LGBTQ Relationship Dissolution and Divorce
Kim H. Pearson
Chapter 11: Family, Loss, and Change: Navigating Family Breakup Before the Advent of Legal Marriage and Divorce
Katherine R. Allen
Chapter 12: A Lesbian Parent's Perspective on LGBTQ Families of Choice: Sharing Custody When There is No Legal Requirement to Do So
Joyce Kauffman
Chapter 13: Tying Tight or Splitting Up: An Adult's Perspective of His Parents' Same-Sex Relationship Dissolution
Aaron Sachs
Chapter 14: From Conflict to Co-parenting: Considerations in Clinical Practice with Separating and Divorcing Same-Sex Parent Couples
Mark Gianino and Elisabeth Sackton

PART III: Transgender and Gender Variant Individuals: Relationship Dissolution and Divorce
Introduction to Part III
Abbie E. Goldberg and Adam Romero
Chapter 15: Trans Partnership and Marriage: Risk Factors for Conflict, Dissolution, and Divorce
Carla A. Pfeffer and Natalie N. Castaneda
Chapter 16: Legal Issues in Divorce for Transgender Individuals
Shannon P. Minter
Chapter 17: Transition Through a Shattered Crystal Snowglobe: Reflections on Transitioning and Divorce
Denise Brogan Kator
Chapter 18: A Daughter of a Transgender Parent's Perspective on Relationship Dissolution
Amanda Veldorale-Griffin

PART IV: Perspectives on Gender, Heteronormativity, Monogamy, and Marriage
Introduction to Part IV
Abbie E. Goldberg and Adam Romero
Chapter 19: The Role of Gender and Gender Dynamics in Same-Sex Divorce and Dissolution
Suzanne A. Kim and Edward Stein
Chapter 20: Emerging Legal Issues in Same-Sex Divorces: A Lawyer's View of the Unanticipated Effects of Heteronormative Marital Law
Frederick Hertz
Chapter 21: Exploring the Polysemy of Voice and Silence: (Not) Talking about Divorce after the US Legalization of Sam-Sex Marriage
Gust A. Yep, Rebecca N. Gigi, and Briana E. Avila
Chapter 22: Dissolution of Polyamorous Relationships: Multiple Parent Families, and Other Complex Arrangements
Jodi Argentino and Celeste Fiore

CONCLUSION: Conversations with Long-Term Couples Who Have Faced Challenges and Navigated Through Them
Nanette K. Gartrell and Esther D. Rothblum