During the process of getting divorced, a spouse may naturally be concerned about who will get custody of the children. In addition, there may be concern that the divorce process will take a negative toll on the children. However, several child custody arrangements may have a positive impact on the entire family in Texas.
First, if the parents can get along, they may decide to try an upstairs/downstairs custody arrangement. With this arrangement, they would live in the same apartment building or home. In this way, the children can see both parties without needing to constantly pack and move between houses. Understandably, this arrangement works only if the parents can live near each other without jealousy and conflict.
A second arrangement option is called 2-2-5. With this arrangement, one of the parents has the children on Mondays and Tuesdays. Meanwhile, the other party lives has them on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Then, the two parents alternate on the remaining days of the week. The purpose of this arrangement is to give the children an opportunity to have five consecutive days on an alternating basis with each parent.
Deciding on a child custody arrangement during divorce can understandably be stressful, as it can have a long-term impact on the children’s well-being. Fortunately, an attorney in Texas can guide a divorcing parent through this process. The attorney’s goal is to make sure that the client’s rights are protected while most importantly focusing on what is ultimately in the children’s best interests following the divorce.