Four Divorce Types:
The Legal Divorce Children
Child custody who will have responsibility and where will they live?
legal custody right to make important decisions about the children and obligation
to have legal responsibility for them .
Physical Custody right of a divorces spouse to have one’s children live with
Joint legal custody both parents retain responsibility and decisionmaking about
Joint physical custody arrangement where child spends substantial time in both
The Co parental Divorce
In reality, most children still remain in care of their mothers.
Coparenting vs. Parallel parenting
Coparenting parents coordinate activities and cooperate in raising children
Parallel parenting gravitate toward more detached style, both parents operating
The Economic Divorce
Many fathers fade from children’s lives because they cannot or will not contribute to
Many mothers are hit with a financial double whammy
Older women in breadwinnerhomemaker couples are worse off.
Singlefather families, which almost tripled between 1980