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What does primary custody mean?

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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.

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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 can you get primary custody of your son?

file for custody in court.


What does primary custodial parent mean?

A primary custodial parent is someone who is given physical and/or legal custody of a child by a court order.


What does temporary primary physical care and custody mean?

Possession and control pending an evidentiary hearing.


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

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How can you get primary custody of your child?

Prove that the other parent is not fit to have custody of them.


What does joint custody with primary residence mean in NY?

It means one parent has greater possession of the child.


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 paramount physical custody mean?

It is a term that has the same meaning as primary physical custody meaning the person so awarded has the child or children living with them the greater percentage of time.


What is different between custody and join custody?

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


If you have primary custody can you tell my ex what to do with our child?

no


Do you have to pay child support if you have primary custody in California?

Fathers are frequently ordered to do so there, despite having primary custody. see link below


How does primary custody work?

If you have primary custody you rule the child's life. You're the parent in charge but the other parent may still be entitled visitation.


Who usually gets custody the mother or the father?

In most circumstances the mother gets primary custody.


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.


Can a parent who has primary physical custody move out of state without informing the other parent who has legal custody?

no


If the father has had joint custody of a 4 year old and was the primary parent and the mother wants primary custody can she do it?

Yes if she could prove that the child is better off in her primary care. If the child is thriving and safe with you, it would be hard for her to prove. But custody can change at anytime so she has the right to file.


Is there a difference between primary physical custody and partial physical custody?

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What is the difference between having full cusody and having primary custody?

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Can a school discharge a child to a parent who does not have primary custody and the primary custody parents told the school no...?

Yes they can, unless you showed the school a court order preventing access to the child.


Is primary phsical and sole legal custody the same as sole custody?

Yes.Yes.Yes.Yes.


Does Josh Elliott of Good Morning America have custody of his daughter?

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Is the parent who has custody of children the primary insured on a dental insurance?

You will need to read your custody agreement. There is no general rule.


How does a father get primary custody if unwed in CA and the judge has authorized only minimum visitation with joint physical and legal custody?

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

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