No, there is still a parent left with custody. And custody can never be willed. That is for the court to decide. The ones in the will can ask for custody but it is up to the court.
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 never lived together.
If they have sole legal custody- yes. If the parents have joint legal custody- each has a right to take part in that decision.If they have sole legal custody- yes. If the parents have joint legal custody- each has a right to take part in that decision.If they have sole legal custody- yes. If the parents have joint legal custody- each has a right to take part in that decision.If they have sole legal custody- yes. If the parents have joint legal custody- each has a right to take part in that decision.
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 preference for this in law.
... instability. Can I somehow make this aware to the court and either make her get help or switch custody?
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Generally, the parent without physical custody but the court will decide.
The child can suggest perhaps, but the final decision rests with the couple and the judge. What usually happens is that couples will have Joint Legal Custody, but one parent or the other will have Primary Custody, leaving the other with Visitation Rights.
Robert E. Adler has written: 'Sharing the children' -- subject(s): Accessible book, Children of divorced parents, Divorced parents, Joint custody of children
Joint custody is a court order whereby custody of a child is awarded to both parties. In joint custody both parents are "custodial parents" and neither parent is a non-custodial parents, or in other words the child has two custodial parents.
Best Interests of the children. Are you talking about physical custody or legal custody? Visitation schedule? Hopefully the parents can work it out in concilation court. for more details see steveshorr.com ANSWER:: my parents are divorced and live three hours away from each other and have joint custody so it is possible.
The parents have assumed joint custody.
Joint custody is between two parents, which are usually a mother and a father.
You need to have BOTH parents sign if they have joint custody.
There are no distance requirements for joint custody.
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.
Joint Custody "My parents divorced when I was 2 years old. Because I was so young, I cannot remember anything of how the divorce actually felt at the time. But 12 years later, I am quite content with my life and my parents. Unlike many divorced couples with children, neither parent has primary custody of me, but rather, I switch between my parents' houses every other day, spending roughly equal time with my mother and my father." Equal Time - A Teen's Views On Joint Custody Charlotte Juerge Newsweek - Dec 15, 2008 see links
No. The remaining parent must visit the court and request a modification of the custody order. That parent should act as soon as possible.
not without court approval. see links
That should be expressed in the custody orders.
Missouri don't have a law addressing that. see link
When the child is 18.
Go speak to an attorney.