Inter-Parental Conflict and Children’s Adaptation to Separation and Divorce: Theory, Research and Implications for Family Law, Practice and Policy
21 Pages Posted: 27 Mar 2012
Date Written: March 27, 2012
In the light of recent research findings from developmental psychology which point to the need to take account of children's views and perceptions of inter-parental conflict, this article raises serious concerns about recent measures to restrict both the use of child welfare reports in divorce cases and the power of courts to order the separate representation of children in cases of 'special difficulty' under r 9(5) of the Family Proceedings Rules 1991.
Keywords: family law, child law, developmental psychology, children's views, inter-parental conflict, Family Proceedings Rules 1991
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