How joint custody leads to better parenting

Parents in Michigan and throughout the country may actually become better at raising their children after a divorce. This is partially because they are required to take responsibility for their kids with no or limited guidance from the other spouse. In many cases, parents want to be there for their children after their marriages end despite the stereotypes that society may have. When it comes to divorced fathers, society believes them to be lazy or only partially engaged.

However, there has been a growing trend in recent years of men standing up for themselves and asking for greater rights to their children. Research tends to support the idea that parents typically are better at parenting their kids than they are getting along with each other. Therefore, allowing both parents to share custody can be beneficial for both the adults and the children that the law seeks to protect.

In some cases, this is because each person is happier being divorced as opposed to being married to their former spouses. Some may feel as if they have more power to make decisions without being criticized for their choices. This can be important because parents tend to get better at raising their kids as they gain experience doing so. Therefore, this freedom may be exactly what they needed all along.

Parents who are seeking child custody or other rights to their children may want to work with an attorney do so. An attorney might show that a parent is capable of providing for a child's financial and emotional needs. Generally speaking, it is in a child's best interest to have both parents in his or her life. Therefore, a judge may be likely to grant maximum rights to those who are fit to have them.

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