ERIC Number: EJ355322
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1987
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Child Custody Mediation and Litigation: An Experimental Evaluation of the Experience of Parents.
Emery, Robert E.; Wyer, Melissa M.
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, v55 n2 p179-86 Apr 1987
Forty pairs of separated parents were randomly assigned to attempt to settle their child custody dispute either in mediation or through adversary procedures. Outcomes of the two methods of dispute resolution were compared in regard to diversions from court, parents' evaluations of the court experience, and parents' psychological adjustment. Settlements were reached more quickly in mediation. Differences are discussed. (Author/KS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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