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Which Living Arrangement Is Best for Kids After Divorce?

By Jeffrey M. Salassa

father and son playing video game after father wins custody using the help of Clinton Township child custody lawyers

Divorce is not an easy endeavor. Even when a couple knows that ending their marriage is the best decision for both of them, initiating the process can still be difficult. There are many reasons that divorce is hard; from division of assets to payment of support, with one of the most difficult aspects of divorce being a determination of custody and parenting time. For couples with children, child custody and child support can be the most excruciating part of a divorce. Deciding with whom the children will live and crafting a visitation schedule can be extremely problematic.

However, most parents agree that regardless of the fact their marriage is ending, the best interests of the children should remain their number one priority. Nevertheless, divorcing parents often struggle with making the process as smooth as possible for their children. According to the results of a new study, children of divorce experience less stress when they live with both of their parents. While it has been a long held belief that a dual living situation can be harmful, this latest research indicates that it is actually beneficial.

More specifically, the study showed that children of divorce who lived with both parents for at least some of the time had far fewer psychosomatic problems than children who lived only with one parent. The researchers behind the study concluded that while living in two separate homes with two separate parents can be stressful, it is evidently more important for children to live with both parents than to have one static environment.

These findings show that children can overcome the difficulties they experience when their parents divorce if their parents work together to ensure that they are in a positive living environment post-Judgment. At Iafrate & Salassa, we understand that divorce, child custody and parenting time issues are trying, and our experience allows us to help you prepare for life after divorce. We can also help you resolve child custody and visitation issues in Clinton Township. Please contact our office today at (586) 263-1600, or click here to contact us online.

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