The concept of shared parenting is gaining popularity in Pakistan as more and more people are opting for joint custody of their children. There are many benefits of shared parenting, such as, it allows both parents to be involved in their child’s life, it reduces the financial burden on both parents, and it also helps to reduce the emotional stress that is often associated with divorce.
The current legal framework
The current legal framework in Pakistan regarding child custody is flawed and needs to be reformed. A large number of cases have seen shared legal responsibility and guardianship of any children between divorced parents. The law pertaining to guardianship and regulating the custody of children in Pakistan is known as the Guardians and Wards Act, 1890. The primary objective of this Act is to provide for the welfare of children. The courts grant physical rights to one parent, however increased number of cases have seen shared legal responsibility and guardianship of any children between divorced parents.
The concept of shared parenting
Shared parenting is a parenting arrangement where both parents have an equal role in the upbringing of their children. This type of arrangement is beneficial for the children as it allows them to have a strong relationship with both parents. It also helps to ease the burden on one parent, as both parents are equally involved in the care of the children. Shared parenting arrangements can be made through the family court system in Pakistan.
How is shared parenting different from joint custody?
Joint physical custody means that physical custody is shared by the parents in such a way as to assure the child of substantially equal time with each parent. The custody of the child generally rests with the mother at a tender age as our courts believe on this principle that ‘the lap of a mother is the safest place for an infant.’ It is also referred as “Joint Custody”, or “Co-Parenting” or “Equally Shared Parenting”.
A reasonable and appropriate interim arrangement for joint custody should: 1) take into account the wishes of the child; 2) be based on the best interests of the child; 3) encourage frequent and continuing contact between the child and both parents; and 4) be flexible enough to adjust to changing circumstances. A joint legal custody arrangement is based around shared parenting, which means both parents share equal decision-making responsibilities. One parent can’t make decisions about education, medical care, or other
What are the benefits of shared parenting?
Shared parenting is a parenting arrangement in which both parents have physical and legal custody of their children. This type of arrangement allows both parents to participate in the upbringing of their children and helps ease the pressure on both parents. There are many benefits of shared parenting, including increased involvement from both parents, improved communication between parents, and a more positive relationship between parents and children. Shared parenting also allows for a more equal distribution of child-rearing responsibilities, which can help reduce the stress that often comes with being a single parent.
Are there any disadvantages to shared parenting?
Shared parenting is a arrangement where both parents have joint legal and physical custody of their children. This type of arrangement is becoming increasingly popular in Pakistan as it offers many advantages to both parents and children. There are, however, some disadvantages to shared parenting that should be considered before making the decision to pursue this type of arrangement.
What if the parents cannot agree on a shared parenting arrangement?
If the parents cannot agree on a shared parenting arrangement, the court will make a decision based on the best interests of the child. The primary consideration in making a custody decision is the welfare of the minor. The court may grant physical rights to one parent, but will often grant shared legal responsibility and guardianship of any children involved.
What is the role of the courts in Shared Parenting?
The role of courts is Shared Parenting is to provide a platform for discussion and debate between the parents in order to come to an agreement about the custody of their children. The courts will also adjudicate in cases where the parents are unable to come to an agreement.
The current law governing custody of children in Pakistan is the Guardians and Wards Act, 1890. This act favors the mother’s custody of children at a tender age, as our courts believe that ‘the lap of a mother is the best place for a child’. However, this does not mean that fathers are not required to participate in the upbringing of their children. They are equally responsible for developing love, bonding and affinity with their children.
In recent years, there has been a growing trend towards shared parenting in Pakistan. This means that both parents have an equal say in decisions regarding their children’s upbringing. Shared parenting is in the best interests of the child as it allows both parents to nurture and support their child’s development. It also promotes harmony between parents and reduces conflict.
I believe that shared parenting should be encouraged in Pakistan. It is in the best interests of the child and it would help to reduce conflict between parents. I urge the government to amend the current