Many family courts are opting for a 'problem-solving' model in which courts attempt to resolve both legal and non-legal issues. In 'Divorced from Reality', Jane C. Murphy and Jana B. Singer argue that the current 'problem solving' model fails to address the realities of today's families. The authors suggest that while today's dispute resolution regime may represent an improvement over its more adversary predecessor, it is built largely around the model of a divorcing nuclear family with lawyers representing all parties - a model that fits poorly with the realities of today's disputing families. To serve the families it is meant to help, the legal system must adapt and reshape itself.
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