When going through a divorce couples at times argue over custody of the children. The court will decide what is appropriate and assign custody accordingly. For instance, the judge can assign joint physical and legal custody that is 50/50. On the other hand, custody may not be split down the middle dependent upon circumstances. In court the judge will decide what is in the best interest of the children. In divorces it is often overlooked that yes the parents are going through the actual divorce, but the children are dealing with life changing events as well.
Depending on age, the older children may have a larger grasp of the situation and understand that the arguments are between their parents and not their fault. Younger children may have a more difficult time coping because they may feel that they in some way are responsible for the parents splitting apart. Sometimes counseling can help alleviate some stress that the children may be going through. In addition, simply being understanding and sensitive to your children’s behavior and emotions can go a long way.
If you would like additional information regarding child custody and divorce it is beneficial to research. Whether it be online, by speaking with various legal professionals, it is always nice to speak with friends and family who may have already gone through the divorce and custody scenarios. It is always helpful to be aware of your rights as a parent.