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If it refers to physical custody it means that the child spends half the time with one parent and the other half with the other parent. If it refers to legal custody it means that both parents have an equal right to make important decisions that will affect the child.

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How much time is fifty percent custody?

50% of anything is one half. With 50% physical custody the child would split their time equally between the parents.

What can you do to get 50 percent custody of your unborn child?

The only one with custody of the unborn child is the pregnant mother. After the baby is born, the parent wishing custody or visitation can file for the same in the appropriate court of jurisdiction (where the child legally resides after its birth).

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.

Who claims the child if you have joint legal custody in New York?

Whoever has physical custody of the child for more than 50% of the year (at least 183 out of 365 days) can claim the child on a tax return. If both parents have 50% custody, whoever has custody of the child on tax day (April 18th in 2011) can claim the child.

How does joint child custody affect child support in Alabama?

It depends on the type of joint custody. Custody is broken down into two subcategories- legal and physical. Legal custody is the ability to make decisions concerning the child and to act on the child's behalf. Physical custody is who the child lives with. Typically unless the child spends exactly 50 percent of the time with each parent, one parent is considered to have primary custody and the other parent to have secondary custody or visitation rights. Child support is based on who has primary physical custody, and that parent is typically awarded child support from the parent who has the child less since having the child more usually means that you provide for more of their needs as well.

Can a parent with 50-50 custody move out of state with child?

No, as you don't have primary custody so it would be considered parental abduction.

Do you pay child support when you have 50 percent custody?

Based on North Carolina Law and Florida Law, if you can prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you have 50% custody awarded to either spouse, child support will be shared by both parents and in the event of tax time either spouse can claim the child as a dependent upon agreement through the court or the IRS will fine one of you for the deduction

How does 50-50 custody work and where can you find information about this?

Please go onto: www.google.com TYPE IN: Laws of sharing child custody in the State of ________________. Marcy

What does joint custody with primary residence mean in IN?

It means the child will primarily reside with one parent, but both parents are allowed adequate time with the child. Joint legal custody with primary residence means the child will primarily reside with one parent, but both parents retain the right to jointly make decisions regarding the welfare of their child (school, religion etc). Indiana Legal Services warns parents that joint custody does not necessarily mean an exact 50 percent split in time spent with each parent but the courts will try to make it as equitable as possible.

Can a mother's boyfriend claim her child on taxes even if he has no legal custody?

If he was responsible for over 50% of the cost of the child, he can claim the child as a dependent. That would mean that no one else was entitled to claim the child, including the father and mother.

In California can a person receive child support if they have 50 50 custody?

Child support and custody are two different and only distantly related things. If there's a significant earnings disparity between the parents, it's very likely that a court could award child support to the lower income parent in a shared custody situation.

Why does a non custodial parent pay for child support to the custodial parent when they live together?

Because you are not married and filed for child support. You have to pay child support to one parent and that has to be to the one with custody. If you both had 50/50 custody it could look differently but you only have visitation.

With joint custody do you pay child support for the months the child lives with you?

Yes, this is an overal cost load for your portion of the child's care. It is independent of where the child is unless both parties agree to changes. It also depends on what kind of custody you're talking about, physical of legal? Legal custody has nothing to do with child support If you have 50/50 physical custody, that's way different Child support may not even be exchanged. It all depends on how much money is made by BOTH parents.

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.

Who claims child on taxes in joint custody?

in ca.my fiance claims the taxes because she has custody of her son more than 50% of the time. if you have your child over half the year in your custody you should legally be able to claim the child on your taxes if you have a problem the court will give you an order in writing.

Does mother or father have to pay child support if they share custody of child 50 percent of the time?

Though rarely applicable to the mother, yes when there is a difference in income, including household incomes in some states. Consider bird nest see link

What is different between custody and join custody?

Joint custody is 50/50. Custody means one parent chosen over the other as primary.

Is tourettes due to heredity?

yes. and if you carry the gene you have a 50 percent chance of passing it to your child and then if they have it they have a 50 percent chance of showing symptoms

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