California custody law often comes down to the best interests of the children. Unfortunately, many parties forget the kids and focus instead on hurt feelings between the two parents. While it may be difficult, it’s important to take a step back from turbulent emotions and look at what your children really want. Most children would rather have access to both parents rather than just one mom or dad. And quite frankly, it’s easier on a parent to share a child – that means swapping the responsibility of school activities, school shopping and endless extracurricular activities – than it is to shoulder the burden on his/her own. Although it’s easy to believe you know better than your former partner, it’s better to work together for an amicable resolution for the sake of your children.