Child custody have been an issue for many years but no clear rules have been established until approximately in the 1970’s. In the early colonial years, the arrangement was unappealing to children and their mothers and possibly doing psychologically damage. Luckily, history has evolved and children’s well-being
Conclusion The purpose of this paper was to give some insight into the vicious battles that take place over child custody. It is important to mention that raising children is difficult even with two parents, now when there is only one parent the difficultly increases by leaps and bounds. The idea of joint custody seems to sound like a good solution however, Smith (2003) stated
Divorce is a family crisis, which could require a long period for recovery. Along with the turmoil associated with the adolescent stage of life, divorce adds other
Children and How They are Affected by Divorce In years past, the American Dream for most young girls’ is to grow up and be married to Prince Charming and to “Live Happily Ever After!” Although this may be expected - it is rarely fulfilled. Marriage is the legal and binding union between a man and woman. Yet when couples marry, they vow to stay by their partner’s side ‘till death do us part.’ Currently that vow seems to have little or no value in today’s society. The current statistics for survival of marriage are quite grim. The divorce rate in the United States is somewhere between 50 percent and a startling 67 percent. (KSL News) One contributing factor the growing epidemic of divorce is the parting of different family
However, if one of the individuals in the marriage is resisting the divorce, or situations are complex, such as children being involved, then divorces can take a long time to finalize and can become extremely messy affairs. The constant arguing, disagreements, snide comments and hateful words that occur during this time frame, which most likely started before the topic of divorce was even brought up, can take a toll on not just the two individuals whose marriage is ending, but everyone else who is involved, no matter how little their involvement is.
Custody Arrangements When deciding on custody for your child, the arrangements can be for either legal custody or physical custody.
Research Paper: The Impact of Divorce on Children Jimmy Trolinger Liberty University On-Line Author Note Jimmy Trolinger, Psychology Student at Liberty University Prepared for Professor Jennifer Kennedy Psychology 210 D-12 Liberty University Abstract Divorce causes many problems for children and has many implications. Psychological implications include mental health problems and behavioral problems. Social roles are turned inside out and upside down. Children are often pulled in many directions. In the United States divorce is very common and often leaves children confused and without options. Many turn toward violence, crime, drugs, and isolation. Studies show how adults can reduce the tension for these children. Other
This first option is for one parent to have sole physical and legal custody while the other parent will have visitation, or access, rights. Usually, with sole custody, legal and physical custody will not be split. If one parent has sole custody, he or she will typically have sole legal and physical custody. However, sole custody comes with certain limitations. An example of these limitations is that both parents are prohibited from belittling, or bad-mouthing, the other
These factors are based around the physical and mental Unlike physical custody, legal custody can only be sole or joint. If legal custody is shared, both parents must consult each other on major decisions involving the child. If a decision is made by one parent without the consent of the other, or one parent feels the other is noncompliant with shared custody, the couple can be brought back to court to force compliance or to try and gain sole legal custody, though it is more difficult to gain sole custody, the courts preferring shared legal custody. Two parents can half joint legal custody over a child while one parent has sole physical custody.
According to Masslegalhelp.org, legal custody involves which parent makes the decisions about your child’s medical care, development, education and other factors. Sole legal custody awards these rights and responsibilities to only one of you, while both of you are involved in these decisions when you have shared legal custody. If you and your child’s other parent are able to cooperate, you are more likely to share legal custody.
The paper covers many important facts regarding a father's rights, role and responsibility to children in a divorce. Mothers have been the sole custody default for over 30 years. Typically, if a father never asks for custody, he will never get it. While this is one-sided and not always the ideal scenario, shared custody is still a complex arrangement. Its ultimate success hinges on many factors.
Introduction: In the last two decades divorce has increased substantially leaving couples single and families broken. Divorce is the reality for many families as there is an increase in divorce rates, cohabitation rates, and the number of children raised in step and single marital families. Divorce cannot be overlooked as it negatively affects and impacts youngsters for the rest of their lives. Although it is the decision between two parents’s children are hurt the most in the process. The concept of divorce is extremely difficult for children to understand as there are many unanswered questions and uncertainties. “Will my mom or dad remarry and who will I live with?” are concerns children express while going through divorce. Many
The effects of Divorce on Children and adolescents Divorce or the parent separation is a major life change for the children and can
The Positive Effects of Divorce Divorce is the best option when it comes to the prosperity of the children that are in conflicted homes. Divorce is associated with multiple negative outcomes on a child, however it can be highly beneficial for a family. Conditions such as abuse, infidelity, lifestyle differences, financial problems, and inadequate communication can be the cause of divorce. Families should not avoid divorce entirely because society believes that intact families are more stable and valuable. Staying in a commiserable relationship can be toxic for the entire family. Divorce aids in the long term well-being of a child’s mental and emotional health, despite the troublesome adjustments that comes along with it. Children benefit greatly from the separation of feuding parents, allowing them to prosper in every aspect of their life. Parents also benefit from divorce because they have the opportunity to co-parent their child without the conflict in their homes. Divorce can be seen as an outlet in areas of emotional relief, the teaching of valuable relationships, and a chance for beneficial bonding between children and their parents.
Cause and Effect of Divorce “DIVORCE” – Just the sound of such word in any married couple or children’s ear can cause great agony that can even become terminal. Research and personal experience, has proven that in today's society, divorce is more common amongst newlyweds. Since 2009 the rate of