A Californian psychotherapist says that in addition to providing increased mental closure for couples, divorce plans that include explicit provisions for child custody and visitation may be useful. Committing agreements to writing provides couples with a baseline for future negotiations, and as these documents are amended with modifications, they act as historical records that may preclude disputes over alleged verbal assurances.
High-conflict divorces are known to be contentious and they can be very difficult to deal with, but people may not be aware just how troubling these types of situations can be. These types of divorces are very expensive and may even result in violence, but individuals may be able to avoid it in some situations. If people are determined to avoid the cost and anxiety, they may still be able to avoid extensive litigation even if there are numerous points of contention.