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If divorced parents have joint custody and one of them dies can custody of a minor child be willed to someone else?

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.

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 never lived together.

Can divorced parent change daycare providers without other parent's consent?

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.

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 preference for this in law.

As a child of divorced parents do you have any legal rights to decide who you stay with they have had joint custody for about 4 years now but recently your mother has showed signs of mental..?

... instability. Can I somehow make this aware to the court and either make her get help or switch custody?

The parents have joint custody with mother having physical custody then can the seventeen year old child decide to live with her father?

see related link

Who pays child support when parents have joint custody but one parent has primary placement?

Generally, the parent without physical custody but the court will decide.

In Texas if the parents are divorced with joint custody do both parents need to give consent for their underage child to get married at 16 years old?


May a child of divorced parents with 50 50 custody rights decide which parent to live with?

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.

What has the author Robert E Adler written?

Robert E. Adler has written: 'Sharing the children' -- subject(s): Accessible book, Children of divorced parents, Divorced parents, Joint custody of children

In Pennsylvania can you move out of state with joint custody?

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.

If the parents live in two different cities do they still have the right to joint custody or will the judge order one of them sole custody?

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 ANSWER:: my parents are divorced and live three hours away from each other and have joint custody so it is possible.

Who has child custody in divorce when their is no custody set?

The parents have assumed joint custody.

Can a father have joint custody?

Joint custody is between two parents, which are usually a mother and a father.

Can you have one parent sign your DL 44 form if both parents have joint custody?

You need to have BOTH parents sign if they have joint custody.

If two parents have joint custody how many miles apart does the parents need to live from each other?

There are no distance requirements for joint custody.

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.

Do parents have to live in the same state to have joint custody?


How does a child feels at age 7 with joint 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

If divorced parents have joint custody and one of them goes to jail does the other parent automatically get sole custody of the minor child?

No. The remaining parent must visit the court and request a modification of the custody order. That parent should act as soon as possible.

Can a 16 yr old whose parents are divorced and have joint custody and live in 2 different states leave the primary home and move to the other parents?

not without court approval. see links

If parents have joint custody who is responsible for the child's medical bills?

That should be expressed in the custody orders.

If both parents have joint legal custody at what age in Missouri can the child decide which parent they want to stay with?

Missouri don't have a law addressing that. see link

When can a child decide what parent he lives with when joint custody is in place?

When the child is 18.

If we are divorced and have joint custody can the mother relocate without fathers consent?

Go speak to an attorney.