As you sit alone, after the children are fast asleep, you wonder if you even know what the different types of custody mean. You hear so many words associated with custody. Your neighbor said you must have sole custody because your spouse has a tendency to drink to excess on the weekends. Your brother said to go for joint custody because it is best for the kids. Your friend from college said she has a shared custody arrangement and it is working just fine for her three children. The lady at the supermarket said you should try for physical custody. Your spouse threatened that he will not stop until he has residential custody. What does it all mean?
These different custody options can be confusing which is why it is important to understand the differences so you can evaluate what would be best for your family. It is important to remember also that although you are divorcing your spouse, your children will do best if they have the benefit of the family and can maintain a healthy relationship with both parents. Under the right circumstances, even after your divorce becomes final, you and your spouse will still work together and co-parent for the best interests of your children.
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