By Julie Garrison
Special to DadsDivorce.com
Shared parenting is emerging as the better prototype for co-parenting children after divorce with courts more frequently steering away from the every-other-weekend "visitation" schedule.
While this shared-parenting arrangement is inconvenient at times for divorced couples, it allows a child to bond with both parents. Visitation is out – shared parenting is in.
When divorcing parents are presented with the idea of shared parenting, there is an undercurrent of fear and negativity that needs to be dispelled. Couples must bear in mind that the old parenting-after-divorce model doesn't work well. It is often adversarial when it doesn't need to be.
Here are five of the most prevalent myths about shared parenting.