Texas TFRM Studies




Bastaits, K., Ponnet, K., & Mortelmans, D. (2014). Do divorced fathers matter? The impact of parenting styles on well-being of the child. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 55, 363–390.

Pruett, M., Cowan, P., Cowan, M., & Diamond, J. (2012). Supporting father involvement after separation and divorce. In K. Kuehnle & L. Drozd

Equal Parenting

Bergstrom, M., Modin, B., Fransson, E., Rajmil, L., Berlin, M., Gustafsson, P., Hjern, A. (2013). Living in two homes: A Swedish national suvey of wellbeing in 12 and 15 year olds with joint physical custody. Biomedical Public Health, 13, 868–876.

Bjarnason, T. A. A. (2012). Joint physical custody and communication with parents: A cross national study of children in 40 western countries. Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 42, 871–890.

Brotsky, M., Steinman, S., & Zemmelman, S. (1991). Joint custody through mediation. In J. Folberg (Ed.), Joint custody and shared parenting (pp. 167–186). New York, NY: Guilford.

Cashmore, J., & Parkinson, P. (2010). Shared care parenting arrangements since the 2006 family law reforms. Sydney, Australia: University of New South Wales Social Research Centre

Carlsund, A., Eriksson, U., Lefstedt, P., & Sellstrom, E. (2012). Risk behavior in Swedish adolescents: Is shared physical custody a protective factor? European Journal of Public Health, 23, 3–7

Irving, H., & Benjamin, M. (1991). Shared and sole custody parents. In J. Folberg (Ed.), Joint custody and shared parenting (pp. 114–132). New York, NY: Guilford

Kline, M., Tschann, J., Johnston, J., & Wallerstein, J. (1989). Children’s adjustment in joint and sole physical custody families. Developmental Psychology, 25, 430–440.

Lee, M. (2002). Children’s adjustment in maternal and dual residence arrangements. Journal of Family Issues, 23, 671–687
Lodge, J., & Alexander, M. (2010). Views of adolescents in separated families Sydney, Australia: Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Luepnitz, D. (1991). Maternal, paternal and joint custody. In J. Folberg (Ed.), Joint custody and shared parenting (pp. 105–113). New York, NY: Guilford

Melli, M., & Brown, P. (2008). Exploring a new family form: The shared time family. International Journal of Law, Policy and Family, 22, 231–269.

Maccoby, E., & Mnookin, R. (1992). Dividing the child. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press

Neoh, J., & Mellor, D. (2010). Shared parenting: Adding children’s voices. Journal of Child Custody, 7, 155–175.

Spruijt, E., & Duindam, V. (2010). Joint physical custody in the Netherlands and the well being of children. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 51, 65–82.

Turunen, J. (2014). Shared physical custody and children’s experience of stress (Working paper). Stockholm, Sweden: Stockhom University, Swedish Demography Unit

Vanassche, S., Sodermans, A., & Matthus, K. S. G. (2014). Commuting between two parental households: Joint physical cutody and adolescent wellbeing following divorce. Journal of Family Studies, 19, 139–158.
Westphal, S., & Monden, C. (2014). Shared residence for children of divorce: Testing the critics’ concerns.

Fabricius, W., Sokol, K., Diaz, P., & Braver, S. (2012). Parenting time, parent conflict, parent–child relationships and children’s physical health. In R. Kuehnle & R. Drozd (Eds.), Parenting plan evaluations: Applied research for the family court (pp. 188–214). Cambridge, UK: Oxford University Press

Comparing different family structures

Bjarnason, T., Bendtsen, P., Arnasson, A. M., Borup, I., Iannotti, R. J., Löfstedt, P., … Niclasen, B. (2010). Life satisfaction among children in different family structures: A comparative study of 36 Western societies. Children and Society, 26, 51–62.

Breivik, K., & Olweus, D. (2006). Adolescent’s adjustment in four family structures. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 44, 99–124.

Cashmore, J., & Parkinson, P. (2011). Parenting arrangements for young children: Messages for research. Australian Journal of Family Law, 25, 240–257.

Jablonska, B., & Lindberg, L. (2007). Risk behaviors and mental distress among adolescents in different family structures. Social Psychiatry and Epidemiology, 42, 656–663


Buchanan, C., & Maccoby, E. (1996). Adolescents after divorce. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press

Campana, K., Henderson, S., & Stolberg, A. (2008). Parenting styles and children’s adjustment to divorce. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 48, 1–20.

Fabricius, W. (2003). Listening to children of divorce. Family Relations, 52, 405–396.

Fabricius, W., & Hall, J. (2000). Young adults’ perspectives on divorce. Family Court Review, 38, 446–461

Fabricius, W., & Luecken, L. (2007). Postdivorce living arrangements, parent conflict and physical health for children of divorce. Journal of Family Psychology, 21, 195–205.

Janning, M., Laney, J., & Collins, C. (2010). Spatial and temporal arrangements: Young adults’ postdivorce experiences. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 51, 413–427.

McIntosh, J., Smyth, B., Kelaher, M., & Wells, Y. L. C. (2010). Post separation parenting arrangements: Outcomes for infants and children. Sydney, Australia: Attorney General’s Office.

Pearson, J., & Thoennes, N. (1991). Child custody after divorce. In J. Folberg (Ed.), Joint custody and shared parenting (6th ed., pp. 185–209). New York, NY: Guilford

Pruett, M., Insabella, G., & Gustafson, K. (2005). Collaborative divorce project. Family Court Review, 43, 38–51

Smart, C. (2001). The changing experience of childhood: Families and divorce. Cambridge, UK: Polity
Smart, C., Neale, B., & Wade, A. (2001). The changing experience of childhood: Families and divorce. Cambridge, UK: Polity

Frank, H. (2007). Young adults’ relationships with parents: Marital status, conflict and post divorce predictors. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 46, 105–124.

Overnights with Young children

Sokol, K. (2014, June). Short term consequences of overnight parenting time for infants: Re-analyses of the Tornello study. Paper presented at the Association of Family and Conciliatory Courts Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Tornello, S., Emery, R., Rowen, J., Potter, D., Ocker, B., & Xu, Y. (2013). Overnight custody arrangements, attachment and adjustment among very young children. Journal of Marriage and Family, 75, 871–885.



Kaspiew, R., Gray, M., Weston, R., Moloney, L., Hand, K., & Qu, L. (2009). Evaluation of 2006 family law reforms in Australia. Canberra, Australia: Australian Institute of Family Studies

(Eds.), Parenting plan evaluations: Applied research for the family court (pp. 257–330). New York, NY: Oxford University Press
Pruett, M., Ebling, R., & Insabella, G. (2004). Critical aspects of parenting plans for young children. Family Court Review, 42, 39–59.