Articles and Research


  • Equal Pay Day: Single moms are hit the hardest by the gender pay gap — and custody arrangements can matter
  • 10 Surprising Findings on Shared Parenting After Divorce or Separation
  • I Thought I Won My Divorce. Then I Realized The Standard Custody Arrangement Is Court-Sanctioned Sexism
  • 11 ways to make shared custody not suck
  • Here’s Why Shared Parenting Still Works Best For Divorced Couples With Young Children
  • What to Do When Co-Parenting Doesn’t Work
  • Shared Parenting Laws: A Solution To End ‘Parental Alienation’?
  • Why divorced couples must consider shared parenting
  • Joint custody children fare better than other children of divorce
  • More dads demand equal custody rights, reject child-support arrangements of yesterday
  • Parallel Parenting After Divorce | Psychology Today
  • What Divorced Dads Want for Father’s Day: More Time With Their Babies
  • 5 Shared Parenting Myths
  • Cooperative Co-Parenting: Keys To Making It Work
  • Rosenblum: Divorced dads get big gift from fired-up moms
  • Your Guide to Parallel Parenting and Whether It’s Right For Your Family
  • Study: Spending time with Dad good for teen self-esteem
  • 5 Reasons Why Parallel Parenting Is Better Than Co-Parenting
  • Why is equal parenting after divorce important?
  • Stay-at-home dad population more than doubles
  • Mothers find relief in equal custody deals
  • Countering Arguments Against Shared Parenting in Family Law


Dr. Linda Nielsen, an internationally recognised expert on children of divorce, provides testimony regarding shared parenting

Busting Myths about Shared Parenting: Dr Rakesh Kapur in discussion with Dr Linda Nielsen

Research Studies

  • Re-examining the Research on Parental Conflict, Coparenting, and Custody Arrangements – Dr. Linda Nielsen (2017)
  • Shared Physical Custody: Does It Benefit Most Children? – Dr. Linda Nielsen
  • Pop Goes the Woozle: Being Misled by Research on Child Custody and Parenting Plans – Dr. Linda Nielsen 
  • Social Science and Parenting Plans for Young Children: A Consensus Report – Richard A. Warshak 
  • Parenting Plans for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers: Research and Issues – Dr. Linda Nielsen
  • Should Infants and Toddlers Have Frequent Overnight Parenting Time With Fathers? The Policy Debate and New Data – William V. Fabricius and Go Woon Suh 
  • Shared Physical Custody: Summary of 40 Studies on Outcomes for Children – Dr. Linda Nielsen
  • Arguments for an Equal Parental Responsibility Presumption in Contested Child Custody – Dr. Edward Kruk
  • Child Adjustment in Joint-Custody Versus Sole-Custody Arrangements: A Meta-Analytic Review – Dr. Robert Bauserman
  • Divorced Fathers and Their Daughters: A Review of Recent Research – Dr. Linda Nielsen
  • Lay Judgments About Child Custody After Divorce – Dr. William Fabricus
  • Parenting Time & Shared Residential Custody: Ten Common Myths – Dr. Linda Nielsen
  • Shared Physical Custody: Myths and Misconceptions – Dr. Linda Nielsen
  • Shared Residential Custody: Review of the Research (Part I of 2) – Dr. Linda Nielsen
  • Shared Residential Custody: Review of the Research (Part 2 of 2) – Dr. Linda Nielsen
  • Young Adults’ Perspective on Divorce Living Arrangements – William V. Fabricius and Jeffrey Hall

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