Court appearances challenge the coping skills of all participants. Even proceedings that are perceived as positive may convey stress—for example, divorce in a domestic-violence situation. Stress may push routinely well-functioning individuals down the path of dysfunction, allowing them to be characterized as bipolar, obsessive-compulsive, or narcissistic, as Judge Roman suggests. Parents who are vulnerable for any reason (for example, disability, disadvantage, or inadequate legal representation) may be at higher risk for poor outcomes. Their children are likely to bear the consequences.