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Department
Family Science
Course
FMSC 170
Professor
vanputtengardner
Semester
Fall

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Divorce: 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  him/her ­ Joint legal custody­ both parents retain responsibility and decision­making about  child ­ Joint physical custody­ arrangement where child spends substantial time in both  parents’ households 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  separately.  The Economic Divorce ­Many fathers fade from children’s lives because they cannot or will not contribute to  their support ­Many mothers are hit with a financial double whammy ­Older women in breadwinner­homemaker couples are worse off.  Single­father families, which almost tripled between 1980
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