In many Maryland divorce cases that involve children, one parent typically has sole custody with the other parent receiving visitation rights. However, in some instances, both parents want to share custody of the children. While the courts typically look at the best interests of the child when deciding on child custody cases, communication is also a key factor when it comes to joint custody. Both parents must be able to amicably make decisions that affect the care and upbringing of their children. Read on to learn more about the other factors used to decide if joint custody is a viable option.
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Anyone familiar with previous posts here knows that there are a multitude of issues to address in a divorce. However, most Maryland residents who have children and who are getting ready to go through a divorce have only one concern front-and-center: child custody.
For many Maryland residents who go through a divorce, just getting to the end of the legal proceedings can bring a lot of relief. But, for couples with children who then have to coup with a post-divorce child custody arrangement, the end of the divorce brings about a whole new dynamic for their family life. Finding a way to deal with this new situation can be difficult, and the realization that it may last for years can be especially daunting. Recognizing the challenges a post-divorce parent can face, a recent article provided a few suggestions on how to accept and make the best of the new arrangement.