Canton Child Custody Attorneys
Child custody arrangements come in many forms, depending on parents' schedules and other factors — most importantly the best interest of the child. One of the most common forms of child custody is joint custody. This form of custody involves both parents being involved in raising the child. The degree to which each parent is involved can vary significantly from case to case, but rarely does one parent have sole custody.
At Abbott & Abbott, our lawyers understand the importance of protecting your relationship with your child. Our aggressive approach makes us well-equipped to do whatever it takes to get results that make sense for you, including fighting for you in court.
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Joint Physical Custody
When people think of child custody, they often think of physical custody. This is the aspect of custody that addresses who spends time with the child and how much time will be spent. Joint physical custody normally means that there would be a 50/50 custodial split. Perhaps the child would spend one week with one parent and the next week with the other. Some courts feel these arrangements are unstable and will not award them; others will. Of course, these arrangements can always be agreed to by the parents without court intervention.
Joint Legal Custody
Legal custody is the aspect of custody that addresses decision making related to religion, medical care, education and extracurricular activities. In joint legal custody situations, both parents have a say in making decisions but one will have tie-breaking authority. This authority may be split among the different areas of decision-making. For example, one parent may have the authority in religion and education, while the other has the authority in medical care and extracurricular activities. We will help you determine the best custody arrangements for you and your child.
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