Marietta, GA- No couple marries and has children thinking they are going to get divorced and face the daunting task of having to make a decision about child custody. Parents want to make the right decisions for their child or children, but may be confused about which child custody arrangement is best for their well-being.
In a recent study from Sweden, researchers in Stockholm found that joint custody is the best arrangement for children. Researchers for the study, which was published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, examined national data on 150,000 children between that ages of 12 and 15, to determine how their parents’ divorce and child custody arrangements affected their lives and well-being.
Of the children in the study, 69 percent lived in nuclear family, 19 percent split living with both parents and 16 percent lived only with one parent. Researchers then looked at whether any of the children in the study suffered from psychological conditions such as insomnia, difficulty focusing their attention, decreased appetite, headaches, stomachaches, and feeling tense or depressed, Yahoo News reported.
As it turns out, children who live with both parents, even if it is a joint custody arrangement because of divorce, are more adjusted than children who live exclusively with one parent. These children exhibited fewer psychological problems despite having two places to live and benefit from spending time with both parents.
So, if you are wondering what custody arrangement will work best for your children, this study shows that joint custody will likely be the best for your child. Of course, there are some situations in which a child can be in danger with one of their parents. For instance, if one spouse is addicted to drugs or is abusive, joint custody could put a child in danger and a sole custody arrangement is in their best interest.
This study reaffirms that a couple’s child or children will benefit greatly from a joint custody arrangement. Georgia’s family law court has long recognized that children are better off emotionally of they can spend time with both parents. That why USAttorneys’ team of child custody and divorce lawyers in Marietta recommend this custody arrangement and will work hard to help a couple come up with an agreeable arrangement.
If you and your spouse are wrangling over child custody, contact the Law Offices of Abbott & Abbott P.C. in Marietta, Georgia to talk about your case. They can help you and your spouse resolve your differences so that a couple can deal with asset division and child custody with as little acrimony as possible.
Any divorce issue you have, our team of lawyers can help you settle. Their goal is to give you the legal support you need, so that you and your spouse can come up with a fair divorce settlement. As soon as you can do that you and your ex can move on with your lives.