Shared parenting becoming popular child custody arrangement

Shared parenting becoming popular child custody arrangement

On Behalf of | Jun 13, 2019 | Child Custody, Firm News |

Entertainers Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga made headlines when they starred in a remake of the film “A Star is Born” in 2018. Their reported chemistry may have contributed to the fact that Cooper and his wife of four years have recently parted ways. Despite their celebrity status, they will still face the same issues as other divorcing couples, whether in Wyoming or elsewhere around the country. Certainly, one of the major topics of discussion for couples with children is that of child custody.

Traditionally, courts tended to award primary custody to the mothers, leaving fathers with visitation rights on given weekends and holidays. However, most child experts agree that children are much better off when both parents have active roles in their lives. Many courts now favor a shared custody arrangement between the parents, giving each spouse equal time with their children.

According to those close to Cooper and his wife, Irina Shayk, the couple has expressed interest in sharing custody of their 2-year-old daughter. Some states now start with the assumption of a 50-50 custody split and work from there, unless abuse or other issues prevent it. If a state does not have laws in place for this arrangement, parents may go before the court in their divorce hearings and request it.

The well-being of children involved in a divorce is of utmost concern to most parents who may be ending their marriages. A Wyoming divorce attorney can help address child custody issues as well as other topics specifically pertinent to a client. An experienced lawyer will work diligently to achieve the best possible outcome in the divorce proceedings.