From the Editor: This New Era of Coparenting

June 21, 2016

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It appears that Madonna and Guy Ritchie and even Tsimhonis — the most litigious custody case in Michigan are beginning the summer with new confidential coparenting agreements. There are some Family Court Critics that would like to say that the Family Court System does not work, but based on the current status of these cases — it sounds like the the Family Court is working.

Furthermore, in this age of Social Media, none of the parties are speaking to the media which should have been the situation all along in cases involving minors. We also hope that these confidential agreements will be enforced and all posting of sealed documents will cease.

We applaud the efforts of “all” of the judges involved in these cases. We hope this new era of coparenting  will send a strong message to Family Court litigants and especially the haters out there.

The Editor


Family Reunification Therapy

January 30, 2016

The name Dorcy Pruter recently surfaced in the Tsimhoni Custody Case. Dorcy is the Founder and CEO of Conscious Co-Parenting Institute. Through reunification coaching and coparent education, Dorcy provides strategies and solutions for parents and children to reconnect or stay connected during and after a high conflict divorce. She has worked on numerous cases nationally and internationally garnering positive results.

Dorcy Pruter

Dorcy Pruter – Coparenting / Reunificaion Coach

Here is what Dr. Craig Childress said bout Dorcy Pruter’s work:

“I have been aware of Ms. Pruter’s work in this area for a while, but through our work together on this case I have had the opportunity to review Ms. Pruter’s reunification protocol and have also been able to engage her in extensive dialogue regarding her approach and an attachment-based model for the construct of “parental alienation.”

“I would like to take this opportunity to provide Ms. Pruter with my unequivocal, full and complete support for her model of family reunification (“High Road to Family Reunification”).  Based on my review of her reunification protocol, it is theoretically sound for addressing the issues surrounding an attachment-based model of “parental alienation.” I would anticipate that her reunification protocol will be highly effective in resolving the family issues surrounding an attachment-based model of “parental alienation.”

“One of the primary issues regarding enacting Ms. Pruter’s reunification protocol is that it FIRST requires the child’s protective separation from the distorted parenting practices of the narcissistic/(borderline) allied (and supposedly “favored”) parent. This is, however, not a limitation of her protocol but instead represents an authentic treatment-related need of addressing the pathogenic parenting of the narcissistic/(borderline) parent that is inducing the very serious child psychopathology evidenced in attachment-based “parental alienation.”

[Read More from Dr. Craig Childress on Dorcy Pruter’s Work]