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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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Q: What does it mean when a parent has joint custody with primary residence?
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What does joint custody with primary residence mean in NY?

It means one parent has greater possession of the child.


Can you enroll your child in a new school if you have joint custody and you are not the primary residence?

You need to discuss that with the other parent.


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 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.


Can you enroll your child in a new school if you have joint custody and primary residence?

Yes.


If you have joint custody can one parent take the kids and put them in sports?

In joint legal, the primary residential can.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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.

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