We take a look at the pros and cons of shared child custody after recent law reform takes effect in Missouri and spreads nationwide.
A new law passed in Missouri this month, and it aims to have divorce custody rulings equalize the time children spend with their mothers and fathers. This new reform is part of a greater shift seen nationwide. Similar laws are in effect in states like Minnesota, Utah, and Arizona. They mandate court administrators to come up with state guidelines for judges that allow for the most evenly distributed amount of time split between the child and each parent.