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The Tender Years Doctrine in Child Custody Cases

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The Tender Years Doctrine in Child Custody Cases

January 8, 2014

You may have heard of the phrase “the tender years doctrine”. This has to do with custody cases. The tender years doctrine was an approach to custody cases in which courts held that a young child (usually under age 7)

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