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Why modern custody agreements look so different: 'Anything goes, as long as the children are happy'

Family law attorney Libby James contributes to article about children and custody agreements The Chicago Tribune 3/12/2018

Family law attorney Libby James contributes to article about children and custody agreements 

Living together post-divorce and even eating family meals or sharing a home on alternating weeks takes a special, peaceful situation, said Libby James, a Charlotte, N.C., family attorney.

“I’ve seen situations where parents get so paranoid about their ex coming into their space that they lock drawers or closets,” James said. “Another problem is a lack of balance in house cleaning: One parent might show up at Friday at 6 p.m. and discover the other parent has left the house a disaster. There can be fights over food and supplies too.”

But a contemporary custody arrangement doesn’t necessarily mean exes have to live together or share a space.

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