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Dear Margaretha, I am not aware of any research on mandated couple counselling. It is hard for me to imagine courts mandating counselling. They do mandate co-parenting education in some US states for separated couples with children. However, the parents attend individually and are not required to attend together. There also are mandated treatments for perpetrators of inter-partner violence by some courts that sometimes include a focus on couple related issues like effective nonviolent communication. However, I am not aware of any compelling data that these programs are effective.
Kim Halford