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Weighing the Pros and Cons of Joint Custody With Your Ex

Joint custodyWhen it comes to joint custody, not a thing can go wrong… right? Joint custody seems like the ideal situation to be in when it comes to spending time with your child and the time that they spend with your ex as well. Many people believe that joint custody will be a breeze, especially when it comes to making legal decisions on behalf of your child and sharing time with them. There are many things that are really wonderful about getting to share that time, and many cons. Today we will look at both.

Pros of Joint Custody 

  • When you share custody with one another, it also means that you’ll be communicating with your ex. In many ways, this is a good thing. It helps benefit your child when both parents are getting along for their best interest.
  • You will learn what works and what doesn’t when it comes to co-parenting in an effective manner.
  • When children see their parents working together, they learn from this and tend to follow these behaviors.
  • When major decisions need to be made, you’ll all talk about it together. Perhaps your child is going through the teenage part of life or is having other issues when it comes to adjusting, and it will help to be able to reach out to your ex in a manner that works for both of you.

Cons of Joint Custody 

  • You may find some difficulties when it comes to collaborating on certain aspects of your custody.
  • If your spouse is used to having control or manipulating you, they may try to do so when it comes to custody matters now that they have the chance. You may feel as if they are attempting to ‘one up’ you a lot of the time, and this doesn’t work.
  • You may not be co-parenting in a healthy manner and might find that it’s easier to return to court so that you can bring these issues up to a judge, even though you wanted to keep custody out of court.

Joint custody works for many parents, but not for all. It is important to understand the ins and outs of custody law before you make final decisions moving forward. Let us help you at the Law Office of Soheila Azizi. We want to stand by your side to help you make the best decisions when it comes to family law.

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Adrianne Fernandez 3/11/2021

Beyond impressed! I had been self represented through years of family law and child support court hearings and was so hesitant to hire an attorney out of fear and trusting that they would appropriately represent myself and child. After tons of research I contacted Ms. Azizi. I immediately was greeted by Lorenzo, the Office Administrator, who made me feel so welcomed and comfortable. He assisted in making communication seamless and effortless and walked me through each step of the process. Ms. Azizi heard my concerns and was extremely sensitive to the matter of FAMILY. The team did an amazing job with discovery and building a strong case that gave me confidence and I was successful in coming to an agreement with the other party, in what has yet to have been the easiest hearing of all, thanks to them. Ms. Azizi settled my case after years of stress and agony. I am grateful for finding the team and Ms. Azizi and definitely recommend them for any of your legal needs!

Linda P 6/19/2020

This law firm is the best! They have helped me so much with my Divorce and Criminal cases and I really wouldn't know what to do if I didn't have them to represent me. Lorenzo and Ro are awesome and are there to help at all times. My attorney was Mr.Edmondson and he has been amazing. This law firm is truly great and I will never go to any other one. Their responses are quick and will answer any questions you might have.

Diana H. 05/01/2021

Seven stars. I had planned to put up my reviews after my final judgment but after the first hearing, couldn't wait, and I would write this whatever the outcome of my difficult case. Soheila was simply amazing in her arguments and strategy before the judge. I felt so taken care of. I chose her for her near-30 years of experience as an attorney, the depth and strength I observed in one who had weathered hardship through her many accomplishments, her compassion, and her smarts. I can't imagine what other attorney would have Zoomed with me even in sickness to help prepare me for a legal session. And I later saw how keen she'd been in her advice. I've been deeply touched watching Soheila and her paralegal Lynda Walker fight for my child as if he were their own. They in particular have treated me with great humanity - day and night from what I experienced at my former attorney's. Lynda is a gem, on her toes, flexible, hard-working, committed to each client, humble, and sweet. She has slaved over my case, doing much of the writing, watchful of me on paper and in person, guiding me gently while encouraging me to use my voice. The staff, including the office administrator Lorenzo and Linda C, is caring, respectful, and conscientious. A band of angels.