Family Law Center

Family Law Center

Family Law Center

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Affiliated Faculty

Robert Emery, Psychology

Emery’s research focuses on children, families, and psychological processes of special importance to families such as adopting a systems perspective, grieving relationship loss, emotional pain and parenting across two homes.

Charlotte Patterson, Psychology

Patterson’s research focuses on the psychology of sexual orientation, with an emphasis on sexual orientation, human development and family lives.

W. Bradford Wilcox, Sociology

The director of the National Marriage Project at UVA, Wilcox focuses on marriage, fatherhood and cohabitation, especially on the ways that family structure, civil society and culture influence the quality and stability of family life in the United States and around the globe.