Parents in Texas who are divorcing might be told that children do better if one parent has primary physical custody instead of the child moving back and forth between two parents with joint physical custody. Many people believe that doing so is too disruptive to the child. However, according to a study from Sweden, children suffer less stress if they split their time between their parents instead of living with only one.
When parents or other involved parties have a dispute over how child custody is handled, they may need to take legal action to create an agreement that will define each person's role and obligations related to the child involved. This is commonly referred to as a parenting or custody agreement. Texas residents would do well to be informed about what is commonly included in such an agreement and how the agreement is made.