50-50 Joint Custody May Be Best For Preschool Kids of Divorce

Preschool children in joint physical custody have fewer psychological symptoms than those who live mostly or only with one parent after a separation, according to new research from Sweden.

In a new study of 3,656 children between the ages of 3 and 5, researchers from Uppsala University, Karolinska Institutet, and the research institute CHESS found that kids living alternately with their parents after a separation show less behavioral problems and psychological symptoms than those living mostly or only with one of the parents.

The practice of joint physical custody — children living alternately and spending approximately the same amount of …