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What is joint custody?

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2016-08-01 16:57:48
2016-08-01 16:57:48

There are two kinds of joint custody: legal and physical.

Joint legal custody gives the non-residential parent the right to participate in parental decision making such as major decisions about the children's upbringing, education and to view medical and school records. (In the traditional sole custody arrangement, the non-custodial parent is legally equivalent to a stranger regarding parental decision making.) Joint legal custody does not affect the child's living arrangements. Often it is granted with the traditional residence arrangement, in which the child lives with one parent but the other parent has an equal right to be included in parental decision making. A visitation schedule allows for scheduled visits with the non-residential parent.

With joint physical custody, the child spends substantial time living with each parent, sometimes on an alternating week basis or some other arrangement established by agreement of the parents.

Joint custody only works with parents who have a congenial relationship and are able to work well together. Judges are reluctant to award joint legal custody to parents who do not get along well with each other since every decision may be met with arguments that will only increase stress for the children and the parent with physical custody.

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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.

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