Kids need their fathers too. And with this the father just may have enough money to prepare a place for them to visit. Simply amazing.
This is a very big deal and contrary to what you seem to think, kids win big here.
Custody battles will be fewer,
Yes kids need fathers too...but not to be yanked back and the every few days. the old shared custody of keeping the school year intact in one place, while summers and shared vacations in then other works best for kids - although it still sucks.
People just need to grow up and make marriage decisions based on more than sexual attraction
As a grandmother I was initially concerned when my son divorced and shared custody was set up. My son and his ex were definitely not on friendly terms, but both loved the children. They opted to establish homes at least near the children’s school district, keep problems between them and try to have consistent homes. That was 8 years ago. They are still not friendly but work together for the children’s sake. The oldest is now at Duke and both are happy, well adjusted and good students who feel they never “ lost” either parent.
It takes parents who value their children more than their arguments to make this work. I think it is less the “shuffling” back and worth that hurts the children but more the attitude of the parents. While this can work, the question remains are the parents going to work at it.