This is the 4th of 8 myths voiced by parents David and Laura Sherwood in #TalktoStrangersFilm to rationalize their custody litigation. As the story proceeds, we see how much the kids are humiliated and compromised by the process.
Nick is humiliated at being taken off the football field by Laura to meet with the attorney for the minor children (04:47)  , and again when he returns to try on the last team jersey left, which is ridiculously large (07:30). We also see Nick trying to conceal a stuffed animal from Family Services Officer Ms. Castillo during her home visit (13:21). Even courthouse security procedures cause Emily discomfiture (15:30).