Except for Serious DV, Parental Conflict Should Play Little or No Role in Deciding Custody or Parenting Time
May 12, 2017 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization
Like a jungle explorer, Dr. Linda Nielsen continues to slash her way through the conflict-based arguments against shared parenting. By now, she’s cut quite a swath, but is nowhere near to being finished.
Yesterday, I reported that her paper on conflict and joint physical custody (JPC) showed existing science finding that, post-divorce, there was no significant difference between conflict levels for JPC couples versus sole physical custody (SPC) couples. So, contrary to the claims of those who would stand between kids and their fathers, JPC cannot be said to result in greater conflict after the divorce orders have been signed.