Re: Divorce: shared custody should be mandatory

Date: Sat Feb 24 2001 - 12:44:01 PST

A parenting class wouldn't hurt either. Most valuable class I ever took,
so I took it twice. THAT should be mandatory, if anything is.
Counselling only helps someone if they think they need the help. A
parenting class gives valuable information, even if someone already thinks
s/he knows it all.

On Sat, 24 Feb 2001 wrote:

> let me say this and be done with it:
> any of you folks gone thru a divorce out there? it can take years. so,
> while dr. laura might be suggesting a couple can't even file for divorce
> until they've gone thru MARRIAGE counseling, i'm suggesting that, once
> they've filed, a couple WITH CHILDREN should HAVE to go thru FAMILY
> COUNSELING while separated and awaiting the final divorce decree. when i
> went thru my simple divorce (no kids involved) we had case maintenance
> hearings every couple of months. that would be the perfect time for a FAMILY
> COUNSELOR to report to the judge what is going on. if parents feel there is
> a real consequence (besides screwing up their kids) maybe they'd put some
> effort into learning healthy parenting behaviors.
> (you know, in some ways divorce is like the gun control issue. some people
> don't want even a three-day waiting period to get their "freedom" in their
> hands.)
> over and out,
> gg

"Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases, think for yourself." --Doris Lessing,
British writer

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