Child Custody and Shared Parenting

Child Custody and Shared Parenting

 Parents contemplating a divorce are sometimes confused by terms such as “sole custody,” “shared parenting,” “school placement parent,” “custodial parent,” “residential parent.”  Some parents are under the misconception that “shared parenting” means the children must spend equal time with each parent. 

 As a parent contemplating divorce, it is important for you to understand the legal and practical differences between sole custody and shared parenting.  In most cases, both parents are interested in co-parenting their children in a manner that allows the children to have significant contact with both parents.  After all, neither parent is divorcing the children. 

With over 30 years of experience in helping parents divorce with dignity, Attorney Linda J. Miller is committed to helping you and your spouse to effectively co-parent your children after the divorce.  If appropriate, she will assist you in preparing a Shared Parenting Plan, outlining your post-divorce plans for sharing time with your children (including holidays), plan for the children’s financial stability, and plan for making future, post-divorce decisions on important matters such as the children’s health care and education.