10 Things to Know About This Survey

 

1.  Why create a survey to evaluate the Family Court?

This is an opportunity to share your experience in the Family Court System!

By taking this survey, parents have a voice!  There is strength in numbers!

Responses from this survey will be compiled and submitted to a journal with an audience of judges, attorneys, mediators, family court members and mental health professionals.

 

2.  How much time do I need to complete this survey?

Three minutes.  Two if you read fast.

 

3.  What will happen with the results from this survey?

Responses from this survey will be compiled and submitted to a journal with an audience of judges, attorneys, mediators, family court members and mental health professionals.

 

4.  Do I need to provide my name?

NO!  No names are requested.  Any names will be deleted.

 

5.  Do I need to state my country of residence?

NO!  First, results will be calculated based on all surveys that are submitted.  A second analysis will done by each country.  If the country is not provided the results will be included with the first group only  (all surveys that are submitted).

 

6.  Can I state my co-parent name and place of residence? 

NO!  This survey is to obtain information about the Family Court system.  Any identifying information will be deleted.

 

7.  Do I need to answer all questions?

NO!  Each parent can answer as many or as few questions as they like.

 

8.  What happens if I do not answer all questions?

Each question is analyzed individually.  Statistical analysis is based on the questions that ARE answered.    If there is no response for a specific question the statistics will reflect the total number of responses that were provided.   Each question is an opportunity to provide meaningful data.

 

9.  If I change my mind about participating can I have my survey results deleted?

Yes, IF you have the date and time (hour and minutes) the survey was completed.  Results for Survey Monkey are posted by date and time.  If you have the exact time  (or general time) your survey was completed we can locate your survey and delete the results per your request.

 

10.  How long will this survey be available to complete?

Survey is available now!  No time like the present!  Survey may be changed, deleted or extended depending on the response from co-parents and statistical analysis.

 

1 .  Why create a survey to evaluate the Family Court?

This is an opportunity to share your experience in the Family Court System!

By taking this survey, parents have a voice!  There is strength in numbers! There are many states that still need to address the issue of Family Court reform.    The presumption of 50/50 custody needs be the basis for court rulings in all states.

 

2.  How much time do I need to complete this survey?

Survey 1: Three minutes.  Two, if you read fast.

Survey 2:  One to five minutes.  Parents who have spent time in Family Court typically, can readily recall the details.

 

3.  What happens with the results from this survey?

Survey 1: Responses from this survey will be analyzed and submitted to a journal with an audience of judges, attorneys, mediators, family court members and mental health professionals.

Survey 2: Responses from this survey will be analyzed from a qualitative analysis perspective. We are looking for common themes, issues and emotional experiences. Results will be will be submitted to a journal with an audience of judges, attorneys, mediators, family court members and mental health professionals. 

4.  Do I need to provide my name?

No names are requested.  Any names will be deleted.

 

5.  Do I need to state my country of residence?

No.  First, results will be calculated based on all surveys that are submitted.  A second analysis will be done by each country.  If the country is not provided, the results will be included with the first group only  (all surveys that are submitted).  

 

6.  Can I state my co-parent name and place of residence? 

No.   The objective of this survey is to obtain information about the Family Court system.  Any identifying information will be deleted.

 

7.  Do I need to answer all questions?

Survey 1: No.  Each parent can answer as many or as few questions as they like.

Survey 2: There is only 1 question that requests a description.  If you do not want to respond to the question there is no need to take this survey.

 

8.  What happens if I do not answer all questions?

Survey 1: Each question is analyzed individually.  Statistical analysis is based on the questions that ARE answered.    If there is no response for a specific question, the statistics will reflect the total number of responses that were provided.   Each question is an opportunity to provide meaningful data.

 Survey 2: There is only 1 question that requests a description. If you do not want to respond there is no need to take this survey.

9.  I change my mind about participating can I have my survey results deleted?

Yes, IF you have the date and time (hour and minutes) the survey was completed.  Results for Survey Monkey are posted by date and time.  If you have the date and time your survey was completed we can locate your survey and delete the results,  per your request.

   

10.  How long will this survey be available to complete?

Survey is available now!  No time like the present!  Survey may be changed, deleted or extended depending on the response from co-parents and statistical analysis.

“The guiding principle in determining custody is the best interest of the child."

“We have consistently held in matters involving child custody that while the rights, wishes and desires of the parents must be considered it is nevertheless the ultimate welfare of the child which must control the decision of the court.”

Check back for results on both surveys!