Shared-parenting bills may reshape custody battles (access required)

More than 20 states, including Md., considered laws in 2017 to promote shared custody after divorce

The every-other-weekend dad, born from two generations of soaring divorce rates, was once a conventional part of American culture. In recent years, more couples have been agreeing to parent after divorce as they did in marriage: collaboratively. Now lawmakers are accelerating this trend toward co-parenting, with legislatures in more than 20 states considering bills this year ...

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