Alternatively, a court can make an order to this effect when the circumstances merit it, such as when one parent is trying to push the other out of the child’s life. Shared residence can work very well for some children and not as well for others. For some, the feeling of living in two places is too unsettling. This is why it is essential that if you and your spouse make this decision you should have the best interests of your child at the forefront of your mind.
The child having equal amounts of time with each parent is not strictly necessary in shared residence. There are also a few legal implications with this kind of arrangement but when both parents have parental responsibility anyway it doesn’t really make much difference day to day. However, because there are possible legal implications, if you are thinking about shared residence, then you should get specialist legal advice.
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