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When it Comes to The Children, Is Joint or Sole Custody Better?

One of the toughest parts of a divorce is what decisions to make when it comes to the children. Divorce can be very hard on children, and parents should try to make the divorce process as painless as possible for them.

When parents are deciding whether to have joint custody or sole custody, one of the main factors they should take into consideration is how well they get along currently in terms of agreeing upon matters relating to the children. Parenting values and decisions that can be easily shared make it easy to have a joint custody situation. A bitter, antagonistic, highly estranged spouse is not going to easily agree on things when it comes to the child, and may make matters worse and more painful for all concerned. If this is the case, a sole custody situation is probably better, with visitation rights set up for the non-custodial parent.

If you are involved in a divorce or custody issue, it’s best to get help and advice right away to protect your interests and those of the child or children. At Meyers Law Group, a Long Island divorce attorney can provide you with the advice and guidance needed to make the best decisions for you and your children. Something you may want to discuss with an attorney at our firm is mediation, which can help resolve matters quickly and painlessly. Knowing how to correctly set things up is very important to prevent future problems. Contact our office today at 631-784-7722 to discuss your case in more detail.