Wednesday, 31 March 2010


I have been contacted on behalf of Dr. Julie Ancis, a professor of Counselling Psychology at Georgia State University in the USA, who is studying women’s experiences with divorce and custody disputes. The purpose of this research is to gain an understanding of women’s experiences within the legal system. Individual interviews are being conducted with participants, and will cover topics such as interactions with attorneys, judges, and guardian ad litems; coping; and parenting issues. Interviews are confidential and tend to last between 1 ½ to 2 1/2 hours. With the knowledge gained through this study, Dr Ancis would like to educate those in the court systems and health professionals about the unique challenges that women may face in divorce and custody disputes. The university may pursue a study about men’s experiences at a future date. If you have relevant experience and are willing to participate in the survey, Dr. Julie Ancis can be contacted at


Chrissie said...

Hi, We run a website for single parents and you'll find hundreds of people willing to tell their story on our forum (in fact many stories are there to read too). The link for the site is, the forum is found on the following link

Hope this helps!

Julie said...

Thanks, Chrissie! Would you be willing to post a call for participants, similar to the one here on your site?