In a recent poll of its national membership concerning child custody trends throughout the past five years, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) has announced that an overwhelming 61% of respondents have seen a growing shift towards joint legal custody.I thought that the trend was towards joint physical custody.
"In many ways these results reflect trends within our own society," said Cheryl Lynn Hepfer, president of the AAML. "As both parents increasingly share the day to day responsibilities of child rearing, the court system is a striking a more balanced tone on this issue by helping to address a growing demand for joint legal custody."
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Increasing joint custody