Shared Parenting Agreements

Common parents are becoming increasingly popular and are particularly common in Scandinavia. [3] [4] [5] Up to 2016/2017, Sweden`s share had risen to 28%; 26% for children aged 0 to 5, 34% for 6-12 year olds and 23% for older children aged 13 to 18. [7] The early introduction of common parenting and excellent health data have led to the largest studies on co-parenting in Sweden. In a large cross-sectional study comparing more than 50,000 children aged 12 and 15 who lived in either a common or single child care regimen, Dr. Malin Bergstrom found that children who shared parents performed better for physical health, mental well-being, mood and emotions, autonomy, parental relationships, material outcomes, peer relations, academic satisfaction and social acceptance. [9] Based on the same cross-sectional data, Bergstrom conducted a follow-up study focusing on psychosomatic problems of concentration, sleep, headaches, stomach aches, tension, loss of appetite, sadness and dizziness. They found that boys and girls are better at being part of a common education than in care. Both studies were corrected for selected socio-economic variables. [10] The parenting plan is a written plan developed between parents after separation, and it covers the practical issues of parenting. Write down everything you agree on the parent plan, and take that plus all your differences of opinion to one-third at a time. You can use Custody X Change software to create a common parenting plan, print it out and present to the third party what you`ve already developed.

The law also provides that “if the parents have agreed to grant shared parental rights and obligations or agree on an open court, the court renders that sentence, unless there is substantial evidence that it should not be ordered.” The section provides that the court indicates its reasons for not ordering common parental rights and obligations agreed upon by the parents. The Maine Domestic Relations Act thus creates a presumption for the imposition of common parenting relationships that have been voluntarily agreed upon by the parents. In this regard, Maine`s legislation is a hybrid that combines some of the potential benefits of common parenting while failing to establish it as a legal presumption that must also be imposed against the will of the parents. Nor does it make common parenthood a default position. On the contrary, it merely advocates co-parenting as one of the possible education agreements and calls on the courts to defer joint parenting agreements agreed by parents. Some lawyers for the family and state bars have objected to the presumption of common parenthood. [31] For example, concerns have been expressed that a presumption of shared custody could impede the outcome of custody negotiations, which are more appropriate for children, and that couples who are thus subjected to unnecessary financial burdens or conflicts could be improperly subjected to custody of the children. [32] [33] Epidemiological studies on the effect of common education on children have been conducted through cross-sectional and longitudinal studies. Their conclusions are that children with a common educational agreement have better physical, mental, social and academic outcomes than children in a primary school.