• It encourages separation of parents rather than reconciliation.

  • It sabotages the possibility for successful mediation.

  • It provides incentive to the custodial spouse not become self sufficient.

  • It heightens tension between spouses further dividing the family.

  • It alienates fathers from their children and family responsibilities (other than financial)

  • It increases the likelihood of costly (both financial and emotional) court disputes.

  • It reduces the probability that parents will have a working relationship after divorce “for the kids best interest”.

  • It discriminates against children of non-custodial parents who are not treated equally.

  • It increases the likelihood of a lower standard of living for all family members which in many cases includes child poverty and bankruptcy.

This blog post includes an excerpt from the 2006 book Courts From Hell by Frank Simons

Frank Simons Courts From Hell