One of the most complex parts of getting divorced is determining who should have your children and when. It can be hard to think about your spouse having them for part of the time. However, joint custody is often in their best interests. It allows you to split them fifty/fifty and help to make all the parenting decisions.
Here are some reasons why you should have joint custody of your children:
Your children will have both of their parents in their life.
Children do best when they have strong parents in their lives. They will learn from both their mom and dad so that they have the skills that they need to succeed. Children without strong parental figures in their life with a range of abilities may not learn adult skills like fixing things around the house, cleaning effectively, or changing the oil in the car.
You will help make all the decisions that need to be made in your children’s lives.
If you want a say in your child’s life, you need to help to make the decisions. This may include decisions about their education and medical conditions. You may also want to make decisions about how money is spent when it comes to your child. You may want to make sure that they are able to do some extracurricular activities that your ex may not think are important.
It splits up the stress and responsibility of parenthood.
Raising a child is a big responsibility. It is also one that shouldn’t have to be done alone. By splitting custody and decision-making, you won’t have to do it all independently.
Joint custody is often the best agreement for both children and parents. Children will get to spend plenty of time with both parents so that they can learn what they need to from each. It also helps to split up the stress and responsibility for the parents. This includes any decisions that need to be made. You can work together to decide what is best for your child and both of you!
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