The Ugly Truth About 50/50 Shared Custody

Why 50/50 Custody Didn’t Work For Our Family

When my ex-husband and I split up in 2013, we wanted the best for Miss A (who was 5 years old at the time). Our split was, fortunately, an amicable one, so we were able to negotiate together to help make the situation as easy as possible for all of us. Ultimately, Miss A’s father wound up living in a different state for a year and a half before joining us in our hometown just over a year ago. During that year, he visited her very regularly — he was in town almost once a month, was here for her birthday, even flew in for a daddy/daughter dance, and chatted with her on Skype once a week, so he was still very involved in her life despite the circumstances.

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