Aug. 9, 2018-Mothers have not necessarily been the only primary caregivers before divorce

Given these realities in contemporary families, shared parenting more closely reflects child caregiving arrangements before divorce than does sole physical custody, if one accepts the assertion that post divorce roles should be determined by roles prior to divorce. In sum, the claim that mothers are the primary caregivers of children before divorce are, for most families, outdated.

Edward Kruk (2018): Arguments Against a Presumption of Shared Physical Custody in Family Law, Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, DOI: 10.1080/10502556.2018.1454201 at page 6