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What are the disadvantages of joint custody?

Children whose parents have shared custody may suffer from a sense of instability due to the constant shuffling back and forth between homes. In addition, if one parent is not used to being the primary caretaker, they may have trouble fulfilling that role when it is time for the child to stay with them. Finally, if there are any hostilities between parents, the increased communication that joint custody necessitates can exacerbate things and be unhealthy for the child.

If you and your spouse have decided to get a divorce and are unsure of the ideal way to arrange the custody of your children, contact the Colleyville child custody attorneys of Alexander & Associates at 817-756-4040.