Florida fans of Justin Timberlake or Jessica Biel might have heard that the two are getting a divorce and preparing for a child custody battle. The divorce has been rumored for some time, and initial reports of a possible split arose after the two were seen not interacting with one another at a public event.
While a bill aimed at making joint physical custody more common in divorced families failed in Florida, shared custody is a growing trend throughout the country, and some states have passed bills that make it the default in divorce cases. Although for decades the approach has been for one parent to have primary custody so that the child has stability, psychologists now believe that barring issues like mental illness or abuse, a child benefits from time with both parents.
It sounds like a good way to avoid a messy divorce in the future: Determine in advance how marital assets will divided by drafting a prenuptial agreement.