How Does Joint Custody Work?

If you are in the midst of a divorce in which you share children with your ex-spouse, child custody, support, and visitation may be one of the most contentious aspects of your relationship. What’s most important to remember above all is to keep your children out of the conflict as much as possible, while you and your ex-spouse figure out how to handle the various challenges coming your way. If you are lucky enough to settle upon joint custody, you will endure a much smoother ride than most, in which one parent has sole, physical, and legal custody, and the other must work strictly with the primary’s schedule.

Joint custody is also known as shared custody, and it refers to when both parents share the decision-making responsibilities of the shared children, including physical control and custody. Joint custody involves divorced parents who no longer live together, but raise their children in a separate, cohesive way.  

Joint custody can work in a number of ways, and has various advantages. The most common forms of joint physical custody include alternating months of years with one parent, or spending weekends and holidays with one parent, and weekdays with the other. Children can also split weeks between each parent’s residences. An interesting way to tackle joint custody, so as to avoid the constant shuttling of children from place to place is known as nesting. This occurs when children stay in the home they are living in, and parents alternate the times in which they live at the said home.

Contact Our St. Louis Divorce Attorneys Today

Our legal team of St. Louis divorce attorneys of Kallen Law Firm, LLC, believes in prioritizing one thing above all: your success and satisfaction. Working tirelessly to provide you with the services you deserve, our legal team refuses to back down from a challenge. We understand just how difficult it is to undergo divorce and custody concerns, and we will ensure you are informed every step of the way.

Speak to a representative of our firm today by calling (314) 441-7793.