Dr. Gitu Bhatia has been published as co-author

Dr. Gitu Bhatia has co-authored a chapter in the book, “Parenting Plan Evaluations: Applied Research for the Family Court, Second Edition. Edited by Leslie Drozd, Michael Saini, and Nancy Olesen” published by Oxford University Press. You can find the chapter in SECTION 6: CULTURAL AND POLITICAL ISSUES; Chapter 15: Cultural Dynamics of Divorce and Parenting by Gitu Bhatia and Michael Saini.It provides ways in which we can be culturally sensitive, aware and competent. . . . → Read More: Dr. Gitu Bhatia has been published as co-author

THE CHILDREN OF SHARI’A

Published in The Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, April 2013: http://www.lacba.org/Files/LAL/Vol36No2/3028.pdf
The Family Law News, September 2013
The IAML, November 2013, http://www.iaml.org/library/articles/religious-divorce/index.html

In matters of child custody, child support and spousal support, Islamic nations apply civil and Islamic legal traditions differently

By: Abbas Hadjian, Esq., C.F.L.S.

THERE ARE TWO SOURCES of Islamic law, or shari’a. One is the Koran and Hadith . The other is the application of Ijma’a (consensus ), Qyias (comparison), and Aql (reason) to the source. After Muhammad’s death, two sects (Sunni and Shi’a) of Islam emerged. Sunni jurisprudence includes the Hanifi, Maliki, Shafi’i, and Hanbali schools, and Shi’a jurisprudence includes the Zaidayyah, Jafari, and Isma’iliah schools. Different Islamic nations apply Islamic laws of custody, visitation, and child and spousal support differently, and the laws are changing. Practitioners who work with Muslim clients can benefit from an understanding of how shari’a applies to family law issues, including child custody. Continue reading THE CHILDREN OF SHARI’A

Books for Children with Multicultural themes

I have found the following website to be helpful in locating books for children with themes related to their unique family structures with issues of multiracial identity, cultural diversity and adoption.

http://www.cynthialeitichsmith.com/lit_resources/diversity/multiracial/multi_race_picbooks.html