Legal custody gives a parent the right to decision making in a child’s major life issues, such as medical care, education, and religion. Legal custody can be sole or joint.
Joint Custody- Both parents share the right and responsibility to make the important decisions about the health, education, and welfare of the children.
Sole Custody- Usually only one parent has the right and responsibility to make all decisions.
School or child care.
Religious activities or institutions.
Mental health counseling.
Sports and extracurricular activities.
Parenting time with each parent.
Joint Custody – The children live with both parents.
Sole or Primary Custody – The children live with one parent a majority of the time.
Parenting Time/Visitation Orders
Parenting Schedule- The parents and children can have a detailed or generalized plan, as the parties agree or the court orders.
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