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Help separated parents ditch avoidance strategies that stop them resolving differences

Date:8 MAR 2021
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Chief Executive, NFM

The desire to avoid conflict with an ex is the primary reason that separated parents do not get to see their children.  

That’s an eye-opening finding from a survey of 1,105 separated or divorced people, published in late-January. Family law professionals might be surprised because it appears to dismiss conventional wisdom suggesting that delays waiting for court hearings would play a greater part in kids not seeing one of their parents.  

It’s seen as much easier to deliberately steer clear of tensions with an ex, who happens to be a co-parent, than to face up to the need to work through differences in the interests of all family members.  

Read the full article here.