Child Custody Options can help Children and Families

On behalf of The Law Offices of Cindy D. Sackrin posted in Child Custody on Thursday, November 13, 2014.

The options available through the child custody process can help ensure child custody disputes are sorted out in a way that fulfills the best interests of the children and the family. Though everyone's circumstances are unique, some spouses may remain in a marriage for the benefit of the children. In some circumstances, however, this situation does not benefit the children. Children are often more aware of the family dynamics than their parents realize. It is important that spouses continue to communicate about the status of their relationship, even when things are going badly.

When parents have decided to end a marriage, there may be many concerns about child custody issues. Parents may fear that they will be unable to spend as much time with their children as they would like following the end of the marriage. It is important for divorcing spouses to keep in mind that, while child custody determinations are always made in the best interests of the children, by demonstrating a willingness to work together, parents can secure child custody arrangements that all parties can reasonably live with.

There are different types of child custody arrangements to accommodate the needs of different families. The parties may share joint custody of the children or one parent might have sole custody; in some instances, one parent may be the custodial parent while both parents share legal custody of the children.

It is important for parents to keep in mind that there are different child custody options to accommodate different circumstances and ensure the best interests of the children are achieved. While the court has the authority to make child custody determinations, parents are also able to reach child custody agreements if they are able to do so.

Source: Huffington Post, "The Problem With Staying Together For The Kids," Joe DeProspero, Oct. 29, 2014

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