This Comment will focus on cases involving allegations of child sexual abuse made during divorce proceedings or during post-judgment custody and visitation disputes. California law is the primary focus. New York cases, statutes and procedures are compared and contrasted. The Comment first discusses studies of the veracity of allegations of sexual abuse arising in custody and visitation cases. Secondly, it addresses the methods used in the investigation and assessment of child sexual abuse charges. Finally, it explores which court is best able to decide these cases.
Child Sexual Abuse in Custody and Visitation Disputes: Problems, Progress, and Prospects, 20 Golden Gate U. L. Rev.