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Joint Legal: Both parents are suppose to have equal decision making rights, but child resides primarily with one parent while the other pays full child support.

Joint Physical Custody: Parents have equal decision making rights and the child resides with each parent an equal amount of time.

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Does having primary residence with joint custody automatically mean the parent with primary residence has the final say?

The purpose of joint legal/physical custody is for the parents to cooperate in all decisions, but in the real world this has not happen. see link


What does joint custody with primary residence mean in NY?

It means one parent has greater possession of the child.



What does primary custody mean?

It means one parent is granted physical custody of the child the majority of time (in other words, your primary residence is with that parent). However one parent may have primary physical custody but joint legal custody where the other parent has equal decision making power in the child's life.



Does primary residence with joint legal custody give this parent the right to choose their child school?

The court order should have specified who has the final say when matters cannot be agreed upon by the parents. Often this is the parent that is deemed the primary residence especially if the parents live in different school zones.


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 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.


What is different between custody and join custody?

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


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.


What is primary custody?

Primary custody is generally defined as belonging to the parent with whom the child or children reside with the majority of the time. It does not mean that it cannot be a joint custody arrangement as well.


How do you seek full custody in a joint custody situation?

By determining that the right of a parent to primary custody of the child supersedes the best interest of the child.


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 of the children 50% of the time.Bird Nest Custody The children remain in the family home and each parent resides there for a designated period of time, then switch.


If you have joint custody can your teenager live with either parent?

The guidelines are basically the same in every state but obviously there are a few minor differences. Joint custody consists of Primary Custody & Secondary Custody. The parent with primary custody is who the child lives with & the other parent has secondary custody. Depending on the age of the child & the state in which they reside, the court may let them determine where they choose to live. Or if both parents agree on the child's decision then the child can live with either parent.


Can joint custody be in different states?

A custody order can only be granted by one court usually in the state where the child presently resides. Judges are very reluctant to grant joint custody when the parents live in separate states. The usual procedure is for one parent to be granted primary physical custody and both parents sharing joint legal custody. The parent not having primary custody would be responsible for making his or her travel arrangements and living accomodations (or that of the child depending on the age) during visitation unless there is a different agreement made with the primary custodial parent.


What is the difference between primary custody and primary physical custody?

They are two terms used interchangeably that essentially mean the same thing. Primary physical custody refers to the parent with whom the child resides with the majority of the time but, joint custody has been granted. Sometimes a parent may have primary physical custody but the other parent may have legal custody, meaning one parent shall have the right and the responsibility to make the decisions relating to the health, education, and welfare of a child." This parent can make all decisions without seeking in put from the other parent.


What happens when a cutodial parent is denied joint custody of a minor child?

WHY, were you denied joint custody? There must be some reason that a custodial parent would then be denied joint custody.


When you have joint custody with a primary does anyone still have to pay child support?

Often, yes. Even tho the parents have joint custody it is usually the case that one parent has primary responsibility for the child's day-to-day care.


What rights does the non custodial parent with joint custody have if refusing to give child back?

That non-custodial parent has no right to "keep" the child. A parent who refuses to bring the child back to the parent who has physical custody or joint custody is in contempt of court and risks losing custody.That non-custodial parent has no right to "keep" the child. A parent who refuses to bring the child back to the parent who has physical custody or joint custody is in contempt of court and risks losing custody.That non-custodial parent has no right to "keep" the child. A parent who refuses to bring the child back to the parent who has physical custody or joint custody is in contempt of court and risks losing custody.That non-custodial parent has no right to "keep" the child. A parent who refuses to bring the child back to the parent who has physical custody or joint custody is in contempt of court and risks losing custody.



How is a ssi disabilitie check divided on a child if the parents have joint legal custody?

the SSDI check goes to the parent with primary physical custody, that is the law


Is Primary Physical Custody the same as being the Primary Parent in Nevada?

Primary parent may informally refer to the parent with whom the child lives for the majority of the time. Primary physical custody is the legal term for the parent with physical care and supervision of their child for the majority of the time.Child support and custody is an extremely complicated area of law in Nevada which is somewhat behind the times in defining and clarifying these issues. If you need legal advice in that area you need to consult with an attorney who specializes in family law and who has a good reputation.A parent may have sole legal custody or joint legal custody.A parent with sole legal custody can make all the decisions regarding the child such as education, medical treatment and religious training.Joint legal custody means that both parents have a equal right to make decisions regarding the child. Parents with joint legal custody may have different arrangements regarding physical custody. They may share physical custody equally or the child may spend more time with one parent. If a parent has physical custody of the child for the majority of the time they are considered to be the primary parent.Physical custody is a different issue. Nevada recognizes three forms of physical custody:sole physical custody- sole physical care and supervisionprimary physical custody- physical care and supervision for the majority of the timejoint physical custody- parents share physical care and supervision


Can you move to another country with your child if you have primary joint custody?

The term "primary joint custody" is contradictory. Primary (or sole) custody means one parent has full rights of decision as to the care of the child, including education, medical treatment, etc. Joint custody means parents share equal rights in major decisions such as moving the child to another state or country. One parent cannot legally take such action without the other's consent or without permission of the court.


What are your rights if you have primary physical custody but joint legal custody with the other parent?

You need to review all your court orders to determine the parameters of your custody arrangement. Generally, your child resides at your residence, both parents must share in decisions regarding the child and both you and the other parent must obey the visitation schedule as set by the court. You also have the right to not have the other parent "drop in" at unscheduled times.


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