Case Study about Parenting Coordination and Court Reiteration
Abstract: This case study explores the degree to which the number of court motions changed 1 year after parenting coordination was implemented with high-conﬂict co-parenting couples and examines the parents’ demographic proﬁle. Findings indicate a reduction of approximately 75% in child-related court ﬁlings, as well as a 40% decrease in other motions, resulting in a decrease of 50% in all motions ﬁled, thus saving these once high-conﬂict couples, and the court, signiﬁcant time and resources. The diverse demographic proﬁle illuminates training and research implications regarding the use of parenting coordination as an intervention for high-conﬂict co-parenting couples.
Introduction: Although parental separation and divorce are prevalent in American society, the impact on children can be extremely stressful, traumatic, and damaging. Even parents who were never married beneﬁt from assistance that considers the entire family unit in addition to the needs of the individuals and allows for less adversarial alternatives to conﬂict resolution, rather than leaving the fate of the children to decisions of family court judges, attorneys, and custody evaluators. While it has been suggested that children typically survive parental separation and divorce, they cannot subsist unscathed when there is prolonged, chronic hostility between parents.
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