When you think about splitting custody of your children, you probably imagine them going back and forth from one home to the other together. However, some families find it easier to split custody in a different way. In those cases, one child may be with one parent while the second child is with the other.
It might seem unusual at first, but there can be some good reasons for doing this. Here’s an example. Imagine that your first child is 15 and going to a high school located near your home. Your second child is in elementary school, which is located near your estranged spouse’s new home. It could make sense to have your younger child stay with their father through the week, so that they can attend their elementary school and be closer to school events. It may make more sense to have your teen in your home through the week, as they need to be closer to the high school.
Another reason to consider splitting custody is if your children don’t get along. This is an opportunity to give them space. That doesn’t mean that they should never have custody days together, but it does mean that you can give them the time apart that they need to appreciate when they see each other.
What can you do if you think split custody could be a good solution for your family?
This could be a unique solution to your concerns about custody. If you want to learn more about it, you may want to ask your attorney about past situations where they’ve seen split custody work and if it would be an option in your case.