New research from Wake Forest University on the best child custody arrangements confirms what parents and psychologists have predicted all along: children fare better when their parents share custody. Currently, about 80 percent of child custody cases in South Carolina and across the U.S. award full custody to the mother, with visitation rights (parenting time) granted to the father. The logic behind this arrangement is that co-parenting often creates too much conflict for divorced parents, which in turn is harmful to the child. Recent research
is challenging this notion.