Divorce can be a difficult experience for children, but good child custody arrangements can minimize stress and help children deal well with the transition in their family situation. What sort of custody arrangements work best has long been a subject of debate among child experts, but a new study recently published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health suggests that shared custody may be the least stressful option for children. Pennsylvania families involved in child custody negotiations may find these results helpful in discerning the best arrangements for their children.
In our most recent blog post, we discussed a very hot topic buzzing all around the country: LGBT family law. Parents who identify as lesbian or gay might face an uphill battle when seeking to share custody of their children with a heterosexual ex-spouse. This issue is liable to surface anywhere -- even in states that recognize same-sex marriages, like Pennsylvania.
There are numerous benefits that come along with a multicultural household. Children not only learn about the United States and being an American by living and going to school in Lancaster, but they can also learn about their other parent's culture by using their parent's first language, visiting their parent's home country and staying in contact with family members abroad. When multicultural couples break up, however, those benefits need not be lost. As long as both parents respect the Lancaster County judge's child custody order, the children can continue to reap the benefit of having diverse parents.