During divorce, parents are naturally concerned with how their choice to end their marriage will impact their children. In order to minimize negative effects and allow their children to have a certain amount of continuity of lifestyle, some Arizona parents choose a joint custody arrangement. While not the best choice in every situation, joint custody offers many benefits.
One of the main benefits of joint custody is the fact that it allows the children to have regular access to both parents. There is clear evidence that children need this opportunity, and it can actually reduce the negative impact of a divorce. However, before you agree to a joint custody arrangement, it is important to consider all factors that could affect your time with your kids and your rights as the parent.