Shared custody is rapidly becoming favored by judges in family courts everywhere -- but parents are often leery about making it work. After all, it's hard to envision working with your ex-spouse on a regular basis (even if it is for the benefit of the children) when you can't stand to be under the same roof together.
When you got divorced, you probably promised yourself that despite your busy schedule that made it impossible for you to handle equal custody of the kids that you wouldn't be one of those "Disneyland Dads" who swept in on the odd weekend for a great time -- then turned the real parenting over to your children's mother.
A study from the Centre for Fertility and Health is drawing attention in the medical community because of what it has to say about how divorce affects the chances that a child will suffer from depression.
So-called "birdnesting" is being touted as a new -- and much improved -- way of co-parenting after a divorce. Before you try it, however, make sure you realize what you're doing.