States Are Making Shared Custody the Default—Could This Be the Arrangement We’ve Been Waiting For?
by Natalie Gontcharova, published on October 11, 2022 asserts that “50-50 custody policies can be in the best interest of families. . .” read the article here.
Adele D’Ari Ed.D. and I are quoted in the article “with respect to a review of 60 studies that all conclude children are better off when they spend equal time with both parents.”
Shared parenting advocates point to a review of 60 studies . . . ‘While we found one study indicating the quality of time is the key factor [that can affect well-being and functioning in children], all of the other studies we reviewed suggest that quantity of time is key,’ according to Lisa Herrick, Ph.D. and Adele D’Ari Ed.D.
However, I don’t believe that 50-50 shared custody is right for all families. I believe it depends on so many factors and I think through those factors with the parents I work with.