Co-parenting has gained popularity over the years, becoming one of the most common methods of parenting in the wake of a divorce.
What are the benefits associated with co-parenting?
Giving your child more stability
Medical News Today discusses the importance of co-parenting after divorce. One of the biggest reasons parents opt for this is due to the stability it provides a child.
With both parents still in the picture, a child has less to adjust to. They also have both of their parents to turn toward if they need help. Together, this allows for the transition into a post-divorce life to go much more smoothly.
Having more money
Child support payments exist for a reason, but in many cases, the primary custody parent ends up paying a lot more than half of child support payments in order to raise their child.
With joint custody, both parents put more equal finances and assets toward raising their child. This also means they have a bigger pool of joint assets to pull from, meaning they have more money to cover the child’s basic necessities and extra quality of life things.
Fostering positive relationships
Studies show that it is important for a child to have strong and healthy ties to both of their parents. When both have equal involvement in their child’s life, it helps to build those strong ties.
Of course, co-parenting does not work for everyone or in every situation. But for those it does work for, children can find great benefit in it.