When two parents in California decide to end their marriage, one of their biggest concerns may be how to handle child custody. In years past, fathers were placed on the back burner when it came to getting custody of the children. Today, though, fathers are more highly esteemed during child custody cases, with researchers recognizing the importance of the roles they play in the lives of their children, especially following divorce.
A major question that married parents in California who are at odds with each other pose time and time again is whether they should stay married for the sake of their children. This is especially the case if their children are young. According to recent research, it is best for couples who simply can't get along to split up and sort out how they wish to handle child custody rather than stay together.
Getting a divorce is not an easy process for the two spouses involved, but it can also be hard on any minor children they have. In fact, a child custody battle can be particularly hard on teenage children in California. Research, however, shows that divorced parents can keep positively communicating with their teens by taking advantage of modern communication tools, like FaceTime.