Children Resisting Contact with a Parent: Can a Proactive Role for Lawyers Contribute to Better Outcomes?
Lawyers may be one of the first professionals to see parents after separation. The behaviours and dynamics which may result in a parent being rejected or preferred by the children may be just starting. At this early time, the lawyer has the opportunity to intervene and to help ease or assist in resolving the situation. Alternatively, by their advice and conduct of the matter, the lawyer may exacerbate the problems and entrench the behaviours.
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