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  • Dissolution;
  • Divorce;
  • Employee Assistance Programs;
  • and Family Resource Centers

This article examines the ways in which divorce and child custody proceedings can impact employee productivity and suggests that it behooves businesses to become involved in supporting efforts to improve the process—both as a matter of community service and because it can impact their bottom line. This article further outlines some improvements that are being implemented or considered in various jurisdictions.

Key Points for the Family Court Community
  • Divorce does not just impact the parties and their children. It also impacts the work productivity of the individuals involved.
  • The population of individuals seeking court involvement in child custody issues has changed, and new processes must be developed to address their needs.
  • There are new ideas about how to restructure the divorce process in ways that could benefit both the individuals and their employers.