Residential and nonresidential parents' perspectives on visitation problems

Sharlene Wolchik, Andrea M. Fenaughty, Sanford L. Braver

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Visitation problems were examined from the perspectives of residential and nonresidential parents on 3 occasions. Visitation problems were common at all assessments and moderately stable over time. Residential parents' perceptions of visitation problems were significantly correlated with concerns about their ex-spouse's parenting abilities shortly after filing for divorce and 3 years later. Also, shortly after filing for divorce, anger/hurt about the divorce uniquely predicted residential parents' reports of visitation problems. Implications for practice are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)230-237
Number of pages8
JournalFamily Relations
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1996


  • Divorce
  • Noncustodial parent
  • Visitation
  • Visitation problems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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