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Dealing with Joint Custody
In the past, when dealing with divorces, mothers were much more likely to gain custody of the children. Courts had the general belief that mothers were the more competent parent. However, this mindset has shifted, with more and more fathers gaining an increasing portion of the custody of their children. This change in thinking has caused some fundamental shifts in the way that child custody is addressed.
Studies continue to prove that children benefit most from adequate exposure to both parents. These findings are pushing courts to rule more in favor of joint custody. Joint custody simply means that both parents have legal and physical custody of the child, allowing the child to spend time with both parents, and for the parents to have a say in raising the child.
For any questions regarding joint custody reach out to The Virga Law Firm, P.A. As Panama City divorce and family lawyers, we can assist in this trying time.