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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.

How does joint custody affect children?

Opinions from contributors: The critical factor appears to be conflict between parents. Withrelatively little conflict between parents, joint custody isassociated with better outcomes for children. Joint custody is not all as pleasant as it seems. Somekids don't really care, but for kids like me (MORE)

Is joint custody a new phenomenon?

Answer . No, although it was rare in the past. Divorced families in times past sometimes worked out arrangements that were equivalent to modern joint\ncustody (Ricci, 1981).\n. \nFor example, the Maryland Court of Appeals considered a case in 1934 in which the child had approximately equal time (MORE)

Can you visit out of state when you have joint custody?

Moving Out of State This is all dependent on the State in which you live. I am a paralegal and also a mother that has joint custody with the father and I have legally removed my children from the state where we all lived. There should be a portion of your Parenting Plan/Domestic Relations Affidavit (MORE)

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 court system. If the mother refused to take any money or refused to see you the courts will take this into consideration. At (MORE)

What are the father's rights in custody cases?

Answer Most father's have a lot of rights. If the father is into drugs, hangs out with the wrong crowd, is an alcoholic, has been connected with sexual abuse (not accusing you of any of these things) then he would be granted joint custody of his children. Most courts want the children to see both p (MORE)

Can joint custody be in different states?

Answer . \nA custody order can only be granted by one court usually in the state where the child presently resides.\n. \nJudges are very reluctant to grant joint custody when the parents live in separate states.\n. \nThe usual procedure is for one parent to be granted primary physical custody (MORE)

Is Pennsylvania a joint custody state?

When it pertains to custodial issues related to minor children all US states have laws that allow for sole and joint custody by the biological parents.

What is a pdl in a custody case?

This is a legal motion called a Pendente Lite (PDL for short). The motion could be about a number of issues, including Child Support or Custody Visitation until the Custody Case is completed.

States with presumptive joint custody?

In the event of a divorce, several states have laws concerning thepresumptive joint custody of any children involved. The District ofColumbia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Florida, Louisiana, New Hampshire,New Mexico, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, and Texas all havepresumptive joint custody laws while many (MORE)

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 is in the best interest of the child. In many jurisdictions there must be a significant change in the circumstances in order (MORE)

Can you have joint physical and legal custody?

Yes if ordered by the Judge. But usually they will have a primary residence. Visitation is listed in the order or the other parent. If you don't have an order of custody or it wasn't addressed, you can always file a motion to have it changed.

What is Joint legal Custody and partial Physical Custody?

Joint legal custody indicates that both parents have the right to make joint decisions on the raising of a child (education, health care, etc.). If there are conflicts in such decisions then it is only applicable if such disagreements are reasonable in the eyes of the court. If they are deemed "unre (MORE)

What is Home rule in a custody case?

I believe "please don't quote me" that it is considered where the child has been residing and/or raised. One of the biggest rules in family court is "best interest of the child/ren", generally unless the environment that the child is living in is unhealthy,unsafe,and/or detrimental to a child the co (MORE)

How do es a non custodial parent obtain joint custody?

You file for it. If you want to learn how to do all this go to Dads House in Yahoo Groups. Upon joining, you will receive a link for downloading a 200 page educational manual that can teach you what you need to know. Take the time to learn what you can and should do. see link below

How do you get joint physical custody of your son?

JOINT PHYSICAL CUSTODY . A Motion for Custody has to be filed whether it be J oint Legal, Joint Physical, or Bird Nest Custody . In all, the father has to be prepared to deal with the same challenges as he would attempting a Full Custody of his child(ren). Joint Legal Custody is pretty mu (MORE)

How can the father get joint custody of his child?

By petitioning the court to give joint custody to the parents. In most state, Joint Legal Custody is the standard. If you mean Joint Physical Custody, with 50/50 Custody, this is more complicated, requiring preparation similar to petitioning for full custody.

How do you answere a summons for joint custody?

Details may vary from state to state and you will want to get it back by the time specified. Basically, if want joint custody you respond that you agree to it, and if you do not, you should consult with an attorney in your area as to how to respond.

How do you cancel a child custody case?

You withdraw your petition, but the other parent can object or counter file. If the parents are not together, there needs to be a court order, even if only mediated, which can be far cheaper to achieve. see link

Is joint custody and legal custody the same thiing?

Joint custody is a form of legal custody. . Sole Custody: One parent has full custody and control while the other may have minimum limited access. Joint Legal Custody: Similar to Sole Custody, but with a little more access right, as well as the right to be consulted in matters regarding the chil (MORE)

What is the difference between sole custody and joint custody?

Custody labels change depending upon the jurisdiction in which you reside. It is important to know and understand the proper custody labels and have them applied in your child custody order. Generally there are two main categories of custody: . Legal Custody: Legal custody refers to making ma (MORE)

What does joint custody mean in a divorce?

Parents who don't live together have joint custody (also called shared custody) when they share the decision-making responsibilities for, and/or physical control and custody of, their children. Joint custody can exist if the parents are divorced, separated, or no longer cohabiting, or even if they n (MORE)

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 to contact your local authorities. Any child welfare organization will be able to help you with contact details.

How do you start a civil custody case?

File a motion to appear in the Family Law Branch of the Civil DIvision of your local Circuit Court. When your hearing is granted be well prepared with good sound legal resasoning as to why the custody of the person you are challenging should be ended or altered, and custody awarded to you. It would (MORE)

Can a custodial parent with joint custody move out of state?

That depends on whether the other parent has visitation rights. If so, you cannot remove the child without the other parent's consent or/and court approval. That depends on whether the other parent has visitation rights. If so, you cannot remove the child without the other parent's consent or/and c (MORE)

Is a parent with joint custody the same as a custodial parent?

Parents with joint custody share all rights and responsibilities when it comes to the children of the marriage. They must make major decisions (i.e. medical, education, etc.) concerning the child. This requires a great deal of cooperation between the parents but has been found to be the best situati (MORE)

Can you be legally separated and have joint custody?

Yes. If you are legally separated then you are still married and both parents have equal rights and obligations to the child. The court can issue a support order, custody order and visitation order if necessary. You should consult with an attorney to determine your options under your state laws. Ye (MORE)

What is a motion to compel in a custody case?

A lawyer will go to the judge and request that the other party be compelled to do something that is in the established custody plan. If the other party still does not abide by the judge's order, they may face jail time.

What is joint custody regarding children?

There are three types of joint custody. . Joint Legal Custody Similar to sole custody, whereby one parent still retains primary residential custody and control of the children. . Joint Physical Custody Otherwise referred to as Split Custody, each parent has residential custody and control (MORE)

How do you submit your answer in a custody case?

First, you should be represented by an attorney if you want the best results possible. The attorney will answer the complaint for you. If you can't afford an attorney you should visit the family court promptly and ask if there is an advocate who could advise you how to file your answer. First, you (MORE)

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 live with you in violation of a court order. However if he or the other parent is in violation of court ordered custody, you (MORE)

What is joint sole custody?

That phrase is in error. Sole custody means that one person, usually a parent, has full legal and physical custody. Joint custody means that both parents share legal custody although the child may live with one parent who has physical custody. That phrase is in error. Sole custody means that on (MORE)

What does joint custody mean to a father?

As concerns decisions in the child's life, both parents are custodial. They would both have the legal responsibility to decide for their child. As concerns the child's living arrangements, joint custody can mean a variety of very different arrangements that deal with splitting the time a child ge (MORE)

What do you do when you have joint custody and have to leave town?

This should be spelled out in the parenting plan. If it isn't, have something drawn up and put in. Generally, If you are leaving town for less than a period of time [48 hours in WA] you can leave your child with your SO or a family member without asking your ex. If longer, you need to give your ex t (MORE)

How is joint custody of a child decided?

Joint custody of a child can be decided by the parents whereby they share responsibilities for the child. Schedules can be worked out so the child spends time with both parents. Courts can also decide to award parents joint custody in the case of legal disputes and indeed some states have a preferen (MORE)

What is the difference between joint custody and shared custody?

They mean the same thing . The parents share legal and physical custody of the child. See related question. They mean the same thing . The parents share legal and physical custody of the child. See related question. They mean the same thing . The parents share legal and physical custody of t (MORE)