The Interstate Child and Uniform Legislation: A Plea for Extra-Litigious Proceedings

When I originally offered my re-interpretation of prevailing practice, I did not feel that it would be expedient to make suggestions for alternative solutions because I was then convinced that the courts were doing the very best they could with the procedural tools at their disposal and that there was little hope for an improvement of those tools. However, there is such hope now, and the time has come to help in the search for new answers. In the following discussion, I shall comment on two current proposals for uniform and federal legislation and shall attempt to formulate a tentative counter- proposal based primarily on foreign experience.