With all of the recent legislative victories that support shared parenting as a legal standard in the United States, it is important to remember the equality that these types of decisions stand for.
These decisions mark the importance of both parents in the lives of their shared children and state that the legal presumption of custody is shared, giving both of them custodial rights and parenting time.
In this excellent blog posting, Daniel Pearce offers the benefits of shared parenting.
Having both parents in a child’s life is objectively beneficial to the child.
Children do better in school through shared parenting.
Children who experience shared parenting are less stressed than children in sole custody situations.
Shared parenting promotes both parents’ roles in a child’s life