Consider shared parenting after divorce

On Behalf of | Mar 25, 2020 | Custody |

Shared parenting is a model in which children have access to both parents for equal amounts of time. Both adults get a say in how the kids are raised, and they both have a chance to build their own life. This 50-50 method of parenting has remarkable benefits for everyone involved.

The children are the biggest winners in this type of situation. They get to build a meaningful relationship with both parents. They don’t have to worry about not being able to see either one, and they are free to communicate with both when they feel the need.

Because they have time with both parents, the children can learn the values and skills that are important to each one. This can give them a well-rounded childhood that enables them to become stable adults. While they are growing up, they know that they have the support of both parents.

Parents will likely have less time to spend with the kids than what they had when they were all living in the same home; however, making the most of the time they do have together is important. You might be able to alter your schedule so that you do more work-related activities when they are with your ex. This may enable you spend more time with them when they are at your house.

When you have a shared parenting model, you need to ensure that the terms are clearly noted in the child custody documents. This enables everyone to have the exact same information, and it can help to curtail disagreements down the road.