Law Office of Paul Petrillo
Contact Us Today 603-635-4149
Menu Contact

Sharing child custody supported by new research

The old adage is that a child receives the most support when in a two-parent situation. That adage seems to be true even when it comes to child custody arrangements. As difficult as child custody can be, some new research shows that sharing child custody is the best option for all parties involved.

The research was conducted by Wake Forest University. In the report, a professor of adolescent psychology said that children of all ages should be in situations that involve shared parenting unless the child needs to be protected from abuse or neglect.

The research looks at the belief that the children should be placed in the home of the mother to gain stability, allowing the the father parent one weeknight and every other weekend. The team said that mothers obtain custody so often in these cases because courts fear that conflict from the divorce will affect the children.

The research team from Wake Forest said that conflict should not be a determining factor in deciding child custody cases. The reason for this is that it's hard to define conflict as many parents will exaggerate issues or even make up problems that aren't present in an effort to win custody of the children over their former spouse.

The bottom line from the study is that the relationship between the parents and the children matters more for the development of the children than the relationship between the parents.

Not sure how to broach the topic of child custody with your former spouse or the other parent of your child? Speaking with an experienced Nashua child custody attorney can guide you in the right direction.

Source: The Columbian, "New research supports sharing child custody," Gail Rosenblum, Sep. 13, 2017

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Start Your Case Today

Whether you have a family law issue, an estate planning question or are considering bankruptcy, I can help you find a sustainable solution that provides relief and hope. Schedule your consultation at my Nashua, New Hampshire office today by calling 603-635-4149 or by sending us an email.

We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

email us for a response
Law Office of Paul Petrillo