Setting up a joint custody arrangement

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child custody on Saturday, April 8, 2017.

When it comes to the custody of children, each situation is different. For some families, one parent is awarded sole custody, while others can move forward with a joint custody arrangement. At Stange Law Firm, we know how Missouri families struggle with custody issues in Jackson County, and the entire state. If you are going through these challenges firsthand, it is important to do what you can to minimize the possible impact of your divorce on your children.

If you and your spouse are on relatively good terms and are able to cooperate while setting up a parenting plan, this could be beneficial for your children. However, it is essential to make sure that you carefully review the unique details of your circumstances and make the best interests of your children as a top priority at all times.

Depending on your situation, both you and your spouse may be granted joint physical custody. However, joint legal custody is more typical. With regard to joint legal custody, both you and your child’s other parent will be able to make key decisions concerning the child’s life, but only one parent will be granted physical custody.

Regardless of the plan you move forward with, you should try to carefully review the ins and outs of the arrangement beforehand and try to secure an end result that will work out best for the entire family. On our child custody page, you can review even more material concerning custody arrangements and other topics on this area of family law.

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