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Several states move towards shared custody reform

According to a recent press release from the National Parents Organization, lawmaking representatives from twenty states are endeavoring to enact changes to child custody arrangements that alienate the noncustodial parent in order to create situations that support the development of relationships between the child and both parents. This push for shared custody reform comes after several studies published evidence that children of divorced parents flourish in arrangements wherein parents share around thirty-five percent of the parenting duties.

This reform is excellent news for fathers who struggle seeking custody of their children, as a certain gender bias that leads judges to place children with their mother has dominated family courts for many years. However, a recent study from Arizona State University found that the majority of public opinion goes against actual laws regarding child custody and support. With so many states leaning towards reform, though, it looks like shared custody is trending towards the new normal among divorced parents these days.

The attorneys at the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq., in Monmouth County may represent you throughout your child custody negotiations. Call us at (732) 898-2378 today to learn more.