When we talk about “shared custody,” it usually means shared custody. A common custody legal system is based on common education, which means that both parents share the same decision-making responsibility. One parent cannot make major changes or important life choices for the child, unless the other parent says it is okay. Both parents must agree on important issues such as education, health care and off-school activities. Custody has the power of a parent to have access to the child`s records and to make important decisions in the child`s life. These decisions include issues related to child rearing, religious education and medical records. If one of the parents experiences a change in circumstances (for example.B. they have been fired, remarried, relocated to a new workstation, etc.), then the parties can ask the court to amend their custody contract to reflect the necessary changes. Again, parents who are granted both shared custody, both legal and physical, can exercise all of the rights mentioned above, except in the event of a change in circumstances. In addition, a child who feels that his or her contribution has been received is more in agreement with the schedule. But, says Wasser: “While it is important to listen to your children and hear their feelings, impressions and preferences, the child`s opinion is only one factor in child custody decisions.” Let your children feel heard, but also make the best decision for their well-being. Common physical custody (including as joint physical custody, shared custody, common education time, etc.) means that your child spends a lot of time with both parents, and both have the same responsibility for physical custody of the child. For the custody of the common child to work, communication is the key.
For the sake of your children (and your sanity), you need to find a method of communication for you and your ex. Bergstrom M, Fransson E, Modin B, Berlin M, Gustafsson PA, Hjern A. 50 Moves a year works: is there a link between shared physical custody and psychosomatic problems in children? J Epidemiol Health Community. 2015;69 (8):769-74. doi:10.1136/jech-2014-205058 The judge will review your plan to ensure that it meets your child`s needs before approving it. Once your plan is approved, it will be a court order. Judges generally approve custody plans that parents agree on. It is possible for a court to make separate decisions on physical and legal custody. It is customary to associate shared custody with sole custody and home visits, but the opposite is rare.  Under common physical custody, both parents are parents and neither parent is a parent who is not at large.   Consult the state`s child care guidelines to find out what your court prefers. Some states require that both parents have a minimum period of time with the child for the agreement to qualify as joint physical custody.
Other states simply require that both parents have substantial and frequent contact with the child. Shared custody provides a solution to this issue by allowing parents to share decision-making rights (i.e. shared custody) and to have either the same time or almost the same time as their child (i.e. shared physical custody). Shared custody or shared custody is provided when a court hands over custody and guardianship of a child in the event of divorce to both parents. The court distinguishes between shared custody of things such as the determination of activities, academics and religion, and common physical custody, where the child divides his time between the homes of both parents. Let`s be honest. Parenting alone is quite difficult, and co-parenting adds another level of complexity. Prevent as many conflicts as possible with your ex through open communication, but if you disagree, think about the real value of the conflict. The divorce was about you, but custody is about the children.