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Kids’ well-being after divorce depends greatly on both parents

When a couple with children in Clinton Township decides to end their marriage they obviously have a lot of important issues to take care of. Not the least of which is what will happen with their children, including whom will they live with and how much money will be needed for child support. However, sometimes parents forget that when it comes to their children’s well-being, what matters most is having time and input from both parents.

However, according to a new study, because of political policies and legal obstacles, many kids are still missing out on the benefits of shared parenting. Although repeated studies, including three from 2014, show that 35 percent of kids who grow up in single parent homes without the influence of their non-custodial parent are the same group of children who end up having the biggest problems with behavior, this problem persists.

According to the study from the National Parents Organization (NPO), even though so many other studies indicate that shared parenting is the best solution in almost all cases, all 50 states are still failing to enable parent equality. In fact, the NPO study shows that statutes in nearly al 50 states do not encourage and promote parental quality and shared parenting.

Therefore, although most people realize that shared parenting is the best solution in most divorce situations, that scenario is still not happening enough. If you have any kind of child custody issues, including not having enough visitation time and influence with your children, then you might want to think about contacting an experienced family law attorney.

Source: MassLive, “Study shows obstacles stand in the way of children's best interests,” Ned Holstein, Dec. 19, 2014.

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