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Shared Parenting – Successfully sharing custody of children 50-50 in separated relationships

by Toby Hazlewood.

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  • Language: English.

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Shared Parenting – Successfully sharing custody of children 50-50 in separated relationships

Almost half of all marriages in the UK now unfortunately end in divorce; combined with the many other romantic relationships that also end every day, this amounts to a significant number of failed relationships. Many of these splits will involve children for whom arrangements are subsequently put in place for their future upbringing. These arrangements may vary from family-to-family in terms of how much input each parent subsequently has in the lives of their offspring depending on numerous factors including how civil the parents manage to remain towards each other through the process of parting and the amicability of relationships between the parents in the aftermath.

Custody arrangements will typically be based around the children living with one parent (usually the mother) and with visitation rights for the father that may vary from little more than a few hours per week, through to a number of days or evenings a week and in some cases, alternate weekends. There cannot be a single ‘one-size-fits-all’ model for how things should be for kids when families part. However, the emphasis of this book is upon the merits of a non-traditional model for the raising of kids from failed relationships, based around establishing the best possible meeting of the needs of the child and preserving the input and involvement of both parents; that of shared-parenting. In this arrangement, the children have equal parenting input from both parents and custody is shared between them on a 50-50 basis.

This book offers a personal account of the experiences, challenges and lessons learned by the author, a single-father to two daughters in the period following the break-up of his marriage and in the 10+ years since, with a focus on how a shared parenting arrangement can successfully be established between divorced or separated parents to maximise the happiness of the children based on his experience of doing so.

The book starts by outlining the events and steps that led to a shared-parenting arrangement being established following separation and divorce. Using a mix of personal accounts, provision of a number of Golden Rules and easy-to-reference summaries the book then outlines practical and emotional lessons that have been learned both in setting it up and in making it work for over 10 years. It also tackles some of the challenges and objections that have been overcome and offers suggestions as to how these can be managed.

Whilst challenges exist in establishing the arrangement and in its ongoing management due to the somewhat unusual ‘family’ structure, it can be made to work extremely successfully for the benefit of the children first and foremost, but also for the parents too.

In a number of easy to follow and methodically structured chapters, the book breaks down the process of setting up the arrangement from the outset right through to ongoing management. A series of ‘Golden Rules’ are proposed and summarized throughout the book that can be employed and referenced as required. Other chapters cover related topics that describe the author’s experiences in areas such as dating as a single-dad, issues that have been encountered in the process of moving-on in life as a parent and as an individual, and in amalgamating two families as new relationships are formed.

The book will be of interest to anyone who enjoys reading accounts and perspectives on human relationships and of particular interest to those who find themselves deciding how best to manage their role as a parent in a separated relationship where they are keen to be as involved as they can be in the lives of their kids regardless of whether they are separated or divorced from the Mum or Dad. Similarly, it may be of interest to the extended families or friends of couples who have kids and are in the process of parting or those who have been parted for a period of time and already have other arrangements in place that are not meeting everyone’s needs most effectively.

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