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“A Broken System: Family Court in the United States”

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Stephen Krasner was born in Washington, D.C., growing up in the Maryland suburbs before attending the University of Hartford where he earned his undergraduate degree and later earned his Masters degree from The New School. 

He has been a regular contributor for the HuffPost and the Good Men Project, works as a paralegal in New York, ran for elected office, managed political campaigns and spent two years in Ecuador serving as a Peace Corps volunteer. 

His first book, "A Broken System: Family Court in the United States" is a collection of articles written on the subject of the dysfunction within the Family Court system. This is the first of two volumes (the second of which coming out in July 2018) that will be followed by his book, "A Broken System: The Underbelly of Family Law" slated for publication in the Spring of 2019. The book’s narrative describes the process of going through these court systems and confronting (and outing) the collusion, greed, and corruption while explaining the traps, tricks and networks that exist within these environments in a manner that emulates the “Broken System” column regularly published with the HuffPost and the Good Men Project.


The book presents research, facts, and the plight these complicated systems throw at people engaged in these ordeals each and every day—through the unique lens of someone who has experienced it all—and allows the reader an inside look at the implications and adverse impact these situations have on people and society as a whole. The narrative explores how possible racketeering, local politics, campaign dollars, personal grudges and financial influence are interconnected and play a part in promoting the self-interests (and self-preservation) of court players as opposed to the best interests of the child.