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Approximation Rule In Court Cases

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When a custodial decision cannot be reached by a couple and is turned to a court to determine, a task is given to the court to ensure that the best decision is made in the interest of the child. A court reaches this by various methods of standard tests and evaluations that produce unpredictable results (Dolan & Hynan, 2014). There has been a recent suggestion by the American Law Institute called the “Approximation Rule”. Under this proposal, recently divorced parents share of time within their custody should be allocated to approximate the proportion of time each parent spends with the child on a detailed list of childcare tasks prior to their divorce (Dolan & Hynan, 2014). This assessment is geared towards awarding custody rights to the parent
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