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What are the Differences Between Sole and Joint Custody?

Posted by Peter Tilem || 23-Mar-2015

Family Life Joint custody essentially means that you and the other parent share the child as much as possible. You share in the physical time, and also share in the legal decisions that involve the child. Some examples that involve legal decisions are the child’s religion, the child’s extra-curricular activities, and the child’s education. Whereas if a parent has sole custody, it essentially means that they’re with the child much longer, in reference to time. It also means that they’re the custodial parent who can make the sole legal decisions as to religion, extracurricular activities, and education. It is very important that you consult with an attorney as soon as possible so that you can understand the rights that you have as a parent.

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