Navigating life after divorce is complex, especially when your kids are involved. Adjusting to this new life can be difficult for both you and them. Figuring out your custody situation and deciding what is best for your family can be challenging. There are many heightened emotions during divorce and is often difficult for parents to make decisions regarding custody of their children.
But for many families, opting for a shared custody plan can offer many benefits for both parents and children.
What Are The Benefits Of Shared Custody?
A divorce will affect your children in many ways, but primarily in the division of their family and their life. Due to this, shared custody can offer a solution and help in these ways:
- Allows for a relationship with both parents
- Can maintain some sense of stability
- Lets parents share responsibility and can alleviate the stress of single parenting
These are just a few tangible benefits families can find from shared parenting. It’s also worth noting the research on some additional benefits of shared parenting on children including:
- Higher grades in school
- Healthier social life and psyche
- Decreased chance of developing mental illness such as depression and anxiety
- Decreased risk of substance abuse
The benefits of shared parenting can help your children in countless ways. Exploring all your options can help you make the best possible decision for your children. Consulting a family law attorney can help you create a parenting plan for shared custody that works for both you, your ex and your kids.