It’s no secret that divorce can devastate Texas families. However, a divorce does not have to mean that children are destined to grow up in a broken home. Shared parenting has many advantages for both children and parents. Here are a few benefits of an equally shared parenting child custody arrangement.
Parents can build careers
Maintaining two homes amid the costs of raising children can put a strain on the finances of divorced parents. With 50/50 shared parenting, not only do parents spend an equal amount of time with children, but it also means that both parents have equal time without their children. This time can be used to start a business, build a career or invest in further education.
Before the separation, one parent may have been the comforter while the other parent was the disciplinarian. But, when both parents have the same amount of time with the kids, it often results in equalized parenting roles. With shared parenting, both parents have to fill every role. This often equates to parents building stronger bonds with their children.
More free time
Sharing parenting time equally can also mean that parents have more time to invest in self-care or activities outside of working and/or parenting. These can be things like spending time with friends, getting exercise or just resting. When parents are willing to cooperate, they can create a custody arrangement to best fit their needs. Texas residents who have questions or want to know more about child custody arrangements could gain clarity by consulting an experienced family law attorney.