A special commission has been created in Russia's Chechnya republic to help resolve conflicts between divorced couples.
The commission has been created under instructions from Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov.
Its main goal would be to "strengthen family values", an official said.
But if it appears impossible to preserve a family and a couple gets divorced, committee members will "do everything possible so that former spouses keep respectful relationships", he said.
There were cases when one of the parents prohibits the other to meet their children after divorce, "but a child should be deprived neither of the father's care nor of the mother's tenderness", the official said.
The commission will involve psychologists, specialists in medicine, pedagogy and family law. Each case will be addressed individually and interests of both sides in the conflict will be taken into consideration.
This is not the first initiative by militant-turned-Kremlin-ally Kadyrov intended to settle family and community conflicts in predominantly Muslim-populated Chechnya.
Public mentality and behaviour in the country are still largely based on traditional religious values and norms.
In August 2010, Kadyrov moved to decrease the number of "honour killings" in Checnhya by creating a special commission in charge of getting the conflicting sides make it up.
The commission was disbanded last October, after Kadyrov announced that all families involved in "blood feud" conflicts have been reconciled.