This comprehensive volume brings to light little kwn implications of legal, ecomic, and custodial factors following a divorce, going beyond the focus on emotional and social adjustment outcomes to explore in-depth the post-divorce legal, ecomic, and custodial variables that affect the entire family. This volume examines the ecomic conditions of both marriage partners after the divorce, the effect of legislative models on child support payment, child custody patterns and their impact on the family, and intervention strategies that take such custody problems into account. Teachers, counsellors, researchers, and attorneys should be better prepared to offer support to family members after a divorce with the understanding of the ecomic and custodial conflicts that they will gain from this new book. The contributors examine statistics that show a marked decline in the ecomic well-being of women and children, which lead to questions of standards of adequacy for child support awards and an exploration of a new child support scheme from Australia. Different child custody arrangements are analyzed according to their consequences for each family member, providing valuable information for treating divorced families. Specific topics of interest include decreased parental involvement for fathers after a divorce, siblings separated by divorce, mothers without custody, and children's own viewpoints of custody arrangements. This book should lead to increased services to divorced families by expanding professionals' awareness of critical ecomic and legal issues that affect each member of the family.