Dr. Dale has written on numerous family law topics. These writings include:
History of Child Custody Law
Linda D. Elrod & Milfred D. Dale, Paradigm Shifts & Pendulum Swings: The Interests of Children in the Balance, 42 Fam. L. Q. 381 (2008) (tracking 50 years of child custody law, judicial systems, and impact of social science).
This includes a 2008 article covering the history of child custody law written with Professor Linda Elrod for the Golden 50th Anniversary of the Family Law Quarterly, a publication of the American Bar Association.
Attachment & Parenting Plans
Pamela S. Ludolph & Milfred D. Dale, Attachment and Child Custody: An Additive Factor, Not a Determinative One, 46(1) Fam. L. Q. 1 (2012) (reviews the research relevant to the debate about overnight care of infants following divorce or parental separation).
Milfred D. Dale, Of Course, Quantity AND Quality of Nonresident Father Involvement Matter. . . as Part of Every Individualized Best Interests of the Child Determination: Commentary on Adamsons (2018), 15(8) J. Child Custody 206 (2018) (commentary on importance of consideration of the quantity and qualify of father involvement in developing appropriate parenting plans for children).
Best Interests: Child Abuse & Parental Conflict
Milfred D. Dale, If we knew what happened, we would know better what to do: A Commentary on Kleinman and Kaplan’s Relaxation of the Rules for Science Detrimental to Children, 13(1) J. Child Custody 97 (2016) (comments on the lack of “knowing” about whether or not a child had been sexually abused and how this uncertainty about allegations makes work with these families more difficult).
Milfred Dale & Jonathan W. Gould, Commentary on “Analyzing Child Sexual Abuse Allegations”: Will a New Untested Criterion-Based Content Analysis Model Be Helpful? 14 J. Forensic Psychol. Practice 169 (2014) (commentary an effort to create an empirical approach for child sexual abuse evaluations).
Milfred D. Dale, Don’t Forget the Children: Court Protection from Parental Conflict is in the Best Interests of Children, 52(4) Fam. Ct. Rev. 648 (2014) (reviews the importance of including the child’s voice in best interests of the child determinations, particularly when there is high conflict).
Social Science in Family Law: Forensic Consultation and Litigation Support
Jonathan W. Gould, Milfred D. Dale, Nicki B. Fisher, & Madeline R. Gould, Scientific & Professional Knowledge for Family Court: Legal Expectations of Experts, in Parenting Plan Evaluations: Applied Research for the Family Court (Leslie Drozd & Michael Saini, eds., 2d ed. 2016).
Milfred D. Dale & Jonathan W. Gould, Science, Mental Health Consultants, and Attorney-Expert Relationships in Child Custody, 48(1) Fam. L. Q. 1 (2014) (examining the use of science in family law and the roles of expert consultants).
William G. Austin, Milfred D. Dale, H.D. Kirkpatrick, & James Flens, Forensic Expert Roles and Services in Child Custody Litigation: Work Product Review and Case Consultation, 8(1-2) J. Child Custody 47 (2011).
Alternative Dispute Resolution: Parenting Coordination
Milfred D. Dale, Hon. Dolores Bomrad, & Alexander Jones, Parenting Coordination Law in the U.S. and Canada: A Review of the Sources & Scope of the PC’s Authority, Fam. Ct. Rev. (in press, July 2020)(reviewed parenting coordination laws and models across the United States and Canada).