Unravelling some common myths about shared parenting in order to help parents make informed decisions.
A parenting plan might include some of the following elements, which will help you decide if a collaborative parenting plan or if a parallel parenting plan is for your family.
A poll conducted by Divorce Magazine shows the opinions of divorce professionals and people going through divorce alike on whether custody should start with a 50/50 split. The results were gathered and reported by Josh Simon.
Family law attorney Christine DeBernardis covers the factors that are affecting the growing trend of having a shared physical custody and explains why this decision will be beneficial for both parents, representing a personal and economical relief for the
Joint custody has much more to do with decision making that it has to do with the actual time spent with your children.
In order to "normalize" the post-divorce co-parenting situation as much as possible, you need to make all communication clear – with your children and with your ex-spouse.
What you can't do when a custody battle is brewing, is "nothing". Recognize that divorce changes the roles for everyone and that you need to get familiar with your children's schedules, activities, and schools.
For years, mothers won primary child custody in the vast majority of divorce cases. But the tide has been shifting: most states abolished the tender-years doctrine in 1994, and women have become a much more substantial portion of the workforce over the last 40 years, while more men have become stay-at-home fathers.
The "I'm Free At Last!" attitude is dangerous for divorcing fathers. Your mission is your children's happiness and security – which you cannot provide if you are not available to them.
In order to be considered for custody or even joint custody you need to put aside your differences when it comes to children.
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