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One very important aspect of a divorce is determining who will get custody of the children. If a couple going through a divorce are having a difficult time agreeing upon how to split possessions and assets, then they may also argue about who will get custody of the kids. Splitting possessions and assets are one thing, but when it comes to kids, that is a whole other story. If joint custody is on the table, there are both pros and cons each parent should be aware of.

One of the benefits of joint custody is that the children are able to grow up with both parents and are equally influenced by them. Parents have to work together to make legal decisions concerning their kids and they both have the right to live with their children. Parents choosing joint custody often find common ground when it concerns their kids. These parents understand that friendliness and respect are essential in making joint custody work. Raising children is indeed a difficult task, and being a single parent makes this task all the more difficult. Shared responsibilities of joint custody leaves both parents a little more relaxed and less stressed.

There are also some downsides to joint custody. First and foremost, couples who cannot get along will certainly not benefit from joint custody. If fact, it would be stressful on all parties involved, especially the kids. Sometimes, a child has a difficult time making the adjustment of splitting their living time between parents.

These are considerations Hauppauge parents need to discuss with their family law attorney. If you are seeking resolution through divorce, schedule an appointment today.

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