An experienced judge's warning about what litigation actually does to parents and children
- Litigation can be necessary in cases like domestic violence, active drug abuse, or serious mental illness.
- But otherwise, the harm from litigation may far outweigh any hoped-for benefits.
- Counseling, mediation, or simple courteous discussion are often better alternatives.
Click HERE for “Some Common Effects of Unnecessary Family Litigation,” a list of litigation's common effects on parents and children.