But, while I was sitting there watching the fallout of broken relationships, it made me once again wonder why we don't spend more money helping people make better life decisions and choices. We obviously can't afford the system that we've created. And, why don't we create a process where parents are forced to take responsibility for their decisions? Why can't they sit in a room with a skilled arbitrator until they come up with a decision they can all live with?
Better still: people should have to go through a training program and get certified before they would ever be allowed to have children!!!
A friend of mine teaches a course called "Parallel Parenting" which teaches parents how to end the war. In some areas it is a court mandated course but not here. She has developed an online version so it is convenient and dirt cheap compared to the legal system alternative. If you have anyone who is in this situation, here's the link that could be helpful for them: http://www.parallelparentingworkshops.com/