Joint custody is an arrangement where parents who are separated, through divorce or by any other means, share in the duties, responsibilities, and decision-making as a parent for a mutual child. Unlike sole custody where these duties are given to one parent, joint custody involves both parents mutually agreeing on what’s best for their child, and both of them being allowed to provide a loving and nurturing environment for them. While sole custody exists, courts are pre-disposed to try to find some sort of a joint custody agreement for both parents at the outset of child custody cases, making them the most common post-divorce child custody arrangement.
If you need help with pursuing a joint custody agreement or defining the terms of your parenting plan, it’s important that you reach out to an Altamonte Springs family attorney who can provide you with experience and reliable counsel. At the Law Office of Russell S. Hershkowitz, L.L.C., we have the knowledge you can trust to guide you through your family law matters, including child custody cases, and get you to the ultimate goal you’re seeking. We understand how contentious these cases can be, and we are compassionate and dedicated advocates that keep your rights as a parent at the forefront of all our decisions that ultimately pursue your goals.
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There are two different types of joint custody: joint physical custody, and joint legal custody. Physical custody involves who the child primarily lives with (if either), who has the parenting duties the majority of time, and who financially provides for them. Legal custody is the ability to make decisions regarding a child’s upbringing, such as what they will be allowed to do, what expectations are made of the, what religion they will be raised with, and more.
If you need assistance with a joint custody matter, make sure your rights as a parent are protected; reach out an attorney for assistance as soon as possible!
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