Custody and Divorce - Law Review Articles and Treatises

  1. Susan M. Finegan and Laura W. Gal, Using Appellate Advocacy to Expand a Civil Right to Counsel in Child Custody Cases, 39 W. New Eng. L. Rev. 309 (2017), available at

  2. Debra Gardner, The Overdue Right to Counsel in Civil Cases: Focus on Custody, ABA Sec. of Litig. Committee on Fam. L., Family Law Annual Review (2009).

  3. Amy C. Henderson, Meaningful Access to the Courts?: Assessing Self-Represented Litigants' Ability to Obtain a Fair, Inexpensive Divorce in Missouri's Court System, 72 UMKC L. Rev. 571 (2003).

  4. A. McAninch, A Constitutional Right to Counsel for Divorce Litigants, 14 J. of Family L. 509 (1975-76).

  5. David Peterson, Judicial Discretion is Insufficient: Minors' Due Process Right to Participate with Counsel when Divorce Custody Disputes Involve Allegations of Child Abuse, 25 Golden Gate U. L. Rev. 513 (1995), available at

  6. Joel E. Smith, Appointment of Counsel for Indigent Husband or Wife in Action for Divorce or Separation, 85 A.L.R.3d 983 (1978).

  7. Nancy Ver Steegh, Yes, No, and Maybe: Informed Decision Making About Divorce Mediation in the Presence of Domestic Violence, 9 Wm. & Mary J. Women & L. 145 (2003) available at