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What type of parenting arrangement is best for my child?

There is no “one size fits all” parenting arrangement that works for all children or all families. Parenting plans should be unique, and custom made to suit your specific needs. When it comes to joint custody vs. shared custody, both can be advantageous. Both custody arrangements offer children a security, stable home environments, and the care and nurturing of both of their parents. It is up to the parents to determine which arrangement works best for everyone’s schedule, lifestyle, and future plans and prospects, as well as the children's development, happiness and success. This isn't an easy question to answer, as it will depend on many factors such as:

• Your children's ages and personalities
• Your family schedules
• The career and social commitments of each parent
• The academic and extracurricular activities to which your children are committed
• Your child-care arrangements and the distance between the parents' homes.

Every child and family is different and so it's important to think about what will work best in your situation. Try to look at this through your child's eyes.