In divorce cases with children stuck in the middle, the Court will always favor your child’s best interest concerning custody and do its best to determine a stable home and each parent’s role and responsibilities moving forward. In a perfect world with fit parents, that could mean having both parents still equally involved in the child’s life — just like they have been, but with a few differences. And the key to making that happen is what is known in the family law world as joint custody.
There’s no mistaking that life after divorce will be considerably different from what your child is used to. It will also take a while for everyone to adjust. But joint custody is the closest thing to a child having both parents equally involved in their life.
Today’s blog post defines what joint custody is and a few of its primary benefits:
Joint Custody — Defined
Unlike sole custody, where one parent has exclusive decision-making rights over their child, a joint custody arrangement, in simple terms, means that custody rights have been awarded to both parents. They “share” the ability to make decisions for the child regarding health, education, overall welfare, etc.
What that looks like for your situation may differ significantly from another family, but there are many benefits to having both parents involved in the making decisions related to their children.
These may include:
- The child maintains an equal and loving relationship with both parents.
- Divorce is less traumatizing for the child.
- Children can maintain routines they were used to before the divorce.
- Parents have better co-parenting relationships and less friction.
- Both parents can still positively impact their child’s life.
The attorneys at Christman Attorneys, PLLC, have a unique and refreshing approach to the often turbulent and emotionally stressful disputes arising in the context of divorce, child custody, and other family law cases. Our mission is to provide our clients with long-range perspectives and outstanding legal advice that help them rebuild their families after marital dissolution. Some cases require aggressive advocacy where we must deliver the righteous blow of justice, while others require patience, de-escalation, and diplomatic solutions such as temporary child custody orders.
Especially when children are involved, we help the client develop and execute the best strategies to avoid leaving a wake of destruction, the brunt of which falls largely on the innocent and impressionable children of divorce.
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