Flashcards in Chapter 10 part 3 Deck (26):
Following her divorce, Lori has custody of her two sons. She has experienced continuing financial problems. These problems are least likely to have resulted from which of the following?
a. the fact that she is greedy and extravagant
b. her difficulty in collecting child support
c. her lack of marketable skills in finding employment
d. the low level of support paid by her ex-husband
the fact that she is greedy and extravagant
Which of the following statements is true?
a. in Canada, the provincial governments have authority over marriage and divorce
b. property division laws apply to cohabiting couples as well
c. property acquired during the course of a marriage belongs to the spouse who paid for it
d. in Quebec, partners do not owe each other anything when a common-law union ends
in Quebec, partners do not owe each other anything when a common-law union ends
Which of the following is usually a part of the parenting crisis following divorce?
a. sharing authority and responsibility concerning children
b. maintaining existing rules for the child
c. allowing each parent to relate to the child without prejudice
d. establishing a relationship with children that excludes the other parent
allowing each parent to relate to the child without prejudice
Why might children be emotionally neglected after a divorce?
a. Parents are paralyzed by an initial state of shock.
b. Children act out in ways that make nurturing them difficult for their parents.
c. Parents are preoccupied with new dating partners.
d. Custody may be granted to a father who is less sensitive to their emotional needs.
Parents are paralyzed by an initial state of shock.
Why might divorcing parents not be able to respond to their children’s needs?
a. They want to explain too much about the divorce to their children.
b. Children don’t understand what is going on.
c. They are depressed and thus less sensitive to others.
d. The initial shock emotionally paralyzes the children.
They are depressed and thus less sensitive to others.
Robbie is nine. His parents separated four years ago and are now divorced. When his mother stated that she and Robbie’s father were getting along well as co-parents, what did Robbie probably say?
a. “Why don’t you marry Dad again?”
b. “You should leave him alone.”
c. “But Dad has a new girlfriend.”
d. “I get more things if you fight.”
“Why don’t you marry Dad again?”
How does divorce affect the children?
a. They are more attached to their parents than children from two-parent families.
b. They usually have serious difficulties in later life.
c. They are unable to understand divorce in a realistic way until their mid-teens.
d. They are at greater risk of developing problems than children from two-parent families.
They are at greater risk of developing problems than children from two-parent families.
When do teens have the most difficulty with their parents’ divorce?
a. if they are involved in sex or drugs
b. if parents do not limit contact with the nonresidential parent
c. if they are expected to take sides
d. if they separate prematurely from their family
if they are expected to take sides
What is the term for a problem that emerges only long after an event such as a divorce?
a. sleeper effect
b. lurking disequilibrium
c. delayed transition
d. double whammy
What is children’s adjustment to their parents’ divorce probably most affected by?
a. the level of parental conflict
b. the sleeper effect
c. custody arrangements
d. the level of parental involvement
the level of parental conflict
When can some abusive ex-partners form co-parenting relationships?
a. if the courts allow them continued contact
b. if the children haven’t taken sides in marital conflicts
c. if they are able to separate their spouse and parent roles
d. if both partners are motivated enough to do so
if they are able to separate their spouse and parent roles
Researchers suspect that the connection between divorce and greater rates of delinquency and underachievement of children depends primarily upon which of the following?
a. the custody decision
b. stress produced by changes
c. the fact of divorce itself
d. sleeper effects
stress produced by changes
How can grandparents fill an important role following their children’s divorce?
a. by giving financial support
b. by taking over the role of the divorced parents
c. by providing social support to their grandchildren
d. by providing tangible resources to the custodial parent
by providing social support to their grandchildren
What happened in English common law prior to the 19th century?
a. mothers were usually granted custody
b. the best interests of the child were important for custody decisions
c. there was a strong movement toward joint custody
d. fathers had automatic right to custody of their children
fathers had automatic right to custody of their children
When do nonresidential parents see their children more often and provide support more regularly?
a. if parents agree on custody and visiting arrangements
b. if the judge sets out clear requirements at the time of the divorce
c. if the father rather than the mother is the residential parent
d. if the children are boys rather than girls
if parents agree on custody and visiting arrangements
Following their divorce, Peter’s parents were both still legally responsible for him, although he lived only with his mother. Which term describes this situation?
a. legal custody
b. shared custody
c. joint custody
d. binuclear custody
What does split custody mean?
a. One or more children live with one parent, and one or more children live with the other parent.
b. The child lives with each parent at least 40% of the time.
c. One parent gets weekdays, and the other parent gets weekends and some weeknights.
d. Custody arrangements are renegotiated on an annual basis.
One or more children live with one parent, and one or more children live with the other parent.
The current standard for custody arrangements in Canada is to consider the best interests of which of the following?
a. the father
b. the mother
c. the child
d. both parents
When do fathers most often gain custody?
a. when the child asks for this
b. when the mother consents
c. when he has a good salary
d. when the mother is neglectful
when the mother consents
Which type of custodial fathers do best?
a. those who carry the full burden of parenting
b. those with only sons
c. those with very young children
d. those with higher incomes
those with higher incomes
What is one of the most urgent steps in cases of child abduction?
a. appealing to the Hague Convention on child abduction
b. locating the child
c. phoning relatives
d. changing custody and visiting arrangements
locating the child
What is stated in the Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction?
a. The rights of custody that have effect are those of the country where the child has been taken.
b. Fathers normally have custody unless mothers can prove them to be unfit parents.
c. Mothers normally have custody unless fathers can prove them to be unfit parents.
d. The rights of custody and access of one country are respected by other countries.
The rights of custody and access of one country are respected by other countries.
In a kidnapping case, who is the main victim?
a. the custodial parent
b. the noncustodial parent
c. the grandparents
d. the child
Which divorced parents face the greatest stigma?
a. mothers without custody of their children
b. fathers without custody of their children
c. mothers with custody of their children
d. fathers with custody of their children
mothers without custody of their children
Sara left her two children with their father when she moved out before their divorce. He now has custody. When Sara tells others of the arrangement, what reaction does she probably experience?
a. approval, for being unselfish
b. sympathy, for making a difficult choice
c. stigma, for being unnatural
d. jealousy, for now having more freedom
stigma, for being unnatural