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What child custody arrangement is considered best?

Since children can suffer the effects of divorce fin different ways, so the best arrangement is the one that works for your family. Each family is unique in its needs and wants, and each parent should attempt to minimize the trauma on the child(ren) if it looks as though divorce is inevitable. Parents should agree to a custody arrangement that is carefully negotiated, thought out and planned.

We have all seen or heard of parents who use their child(ren) as leverage in the divorce proceedings. Do not do this! It is emotionally devastating for both the child(ren) and the parents and can often lead to bitterness and hatred. One need not compound the already emotionally charged atmosphere of the divorce or separation. Each parent must keep in mind that he or she will always have a relationship with their ex-spouse, so long as they want to remain as an active parent.