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Joint Custody Rights: The Basics

Parents often wish to assert joint custody rights when going through the divorce process. Joint custody results in both parents sharing in the upbringing and responsibility for rearing children in some fashion. This arrangement differs from sole or full custody, where the decisions are made by one parent or party. Courts determine whether to award joint or sole custody depending on the "best interests of the child."

Child Custody Advice for the Recently Divorced

When parties to a divorce have children, they must work out a parenting plan outlining who has custody or visitation of the children and when. If the parents cannot agree to a custody arrangement, then either parent may petition the court for custody. Parents must petition the court which is overseeing their divorce, or if they are unmarried, the family or juvenile court in the county and state where the children reside.

Read the article: http://www.attorneys.com/child-custody/

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