Child custody is a difficult topic for parents to approach during a divorce. Even if two people no longer want to be married, the likelihood is that they each have their own positives when it comes to being a parent.
With any child custody concern, both parents should consider their options before deciding on a parenting plan. Most states now prefer parents to share custody so that their child or children get to spend time with both parents as equally as possible. This is extremely beneficial for children, particularly when their parents are both supportive people.
Are there ever times you should ask to limit the other parent’s interactions with your child?
There are few reasons to try to reduce the custody rights of a parent, but it is possible to seek primary or sole custody if you believe that the other parent isn’t capable of raising a child or that they are a danger to your child. You will need to prove your case against the other party, though, so be thorough if you wish to do this.
In the majority of cases, both parents will want to work together to set up a custody schedule. On top of this, it’s a good idea to create a parenting plan that discusses how you’ll handle certain events or actions, like what you do about your child’s religion or what you do if you start dating.
Our site has more on the factors that may influence your custody case and what to do when you need to set up a custody and visitation schedule.