States Academic Press
Law, Criminology and Forensics - Law
Shared parenting (SP) or joint physical custody refers to a child custody arrangement after divorce or separation of the child's parents. In this type of arrangement, both the parents share the responsibility of raising their child or children with equal or close to equal parenting time. The underlying idea in shared parenting is that children have the right to benefit from a close relationship with both their parents, and that no child should be separated from either of the parents. There are various themes that are studied under the concept of shared parenting. It studies whether SP provides real benefits to children whose parents separate and seeks persuasive evidence related to it. It also highlights the specific factors that make SP beneficial and the symbolic value of SP. This book is a valuable compilation of topics related to shared parenting. It will serve as a reference to a broad spectrum of readers.