How do you make a case for joint custody?

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When the parents have a co-operative and congenial relationship, the court is most likely to approve a joint custody arrangement. In that case, the parents are able to set aside their own egos and work together in the best interest of their child. They are generally the authors of their custody agreement. Judges are reluctant to award joint legal custody to parents who do not get along well with each other since every decision may be met with arguments that will only increase stress for the children and the parent with physical custody. It is extremely toxic when one parent uses joint custody to continue to control the other parent.

Co-operative parenting is likely to flow naturally into a joint custody arrangement. Since you need to 'make a case' for joint custody that may indicate that you do or do not have a congenial relationship with the other parent and it is difficult to give advice in that case.

If a father is seeking joint custody and the mother has been served court papers what rights does the father have until the case goes to court?

It depends if you've made an effort to support your child. If you ran away from your responsibilities and didn't pay that child support then those are marks against you in the

Can I change from joint custody to sole custody?

You can petition the court that has jurisdiction for a modification of the custody order. The court will hear the testimony, evaluate the situation and render a decision that
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Are there Rules for dads who have joint custody?

There are rules for all adults who have custody of children, joint or otherwise, fathers or otherwise. To find the custody rules for your area of jurisdiction you will need t
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Can you make 15 year old son live with you in joint custody?

There are different types of joint custody but in all types, where the child lives is determined by the court is the parents cannot reach an accord. You can't "make" your son