Divorce is a complicated, often messy matter, especially for the 10 to 15 percent of couples who can’t reach a child custody agreement. Now, a task force appointed two years ago by Governor Deval Patrick is proposing a number of changes to the state’s family court system.


Ned Holstein is the founder of the National Parents Organization. 

Carolyn Van Tine is a divorce attorney with the Boston firm Burns and Levinson.