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GADONI-COSTA, Lila Maria; FRIZZO, Giana Bitencourt  and  LOPES, Rita de Cássia Sobreira. The joint custody in practice: multiple case study. Temas psicol. [online]. 2015, vol.23, n.4, pp.901-912. ISSN 1413-389X.

This study aimed to investigate the practice of joint custody. A multiple case study was conducted with four families who have chosen joint custody after divorce. Data were obtained from semi-structured interviews held individually with each parent and were subjected to qualitative analysis by synthesis of crossed cases technique. From joint custody and co-parenting, it was found that the application of joint custody was considered positive by both parents, although difficulties have also been observed. Parents reported the maintenance of involvement and participation in their children's lives after separation, which was facilitated by joint custody. Among the main difficulties reported were: new marriage of a parent, children's routine and schedule management, etc. Coparenting among parental dyads was found to be positive most of the time, which certainly contributed to new arrangements success and overcome difficulties. The cooperation between parents was also important in the adjustment of children after separation.

Keywords : Joint custody; coparenting; family.

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