This text, "Modern Child Custody Practice" looks at the human dynamics as well as the legal aspects of child custody and support cases. The two volume set covers each step of the custody proceeding. From the first client interview through the appeals process, the author presents a thorough discussion of such topics as visitation of the noncustodial parent, grandparents and step-parents, joint and split custody, custody modification, and out-of-state move by the custodial parent. The work covers jurisdiction law and discusses the ramifications of mediation and includes forms, checklists, case examples, detailed citations and appendices. Fully revised in the 2000 second edition, Mr. Atkinson's treatise has been cited by the United States Supreme Court and the supreme courts of 11 states.