Posts Tagged ‘legal custody’

How Joint Custody is Making Some Custody Situations Fair

Depending on the circumstances of your divorce, you and your ex-spouse may be looking for the custodial situation that makes time and dedication to your child “fair” between the two of you. When you enter into a joint legal custody situation, you are deciding to share the responsibilities between yourselves for the best interest of… Continue reading →

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Custody Disputes When Your Child Has Medical Issues

If you are going through a custody battle with your ex and your child has medical issues, you probably already understand that this is a difficult and stressful situation for all parties involved. As a caring parent, you understand that your child’s health is top priority, from any future surgeries or medications that they may… Continue reading →

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Physical and Legal Custody

What’s the Difference Between Physical and Legal Custody? In a divorce settlement, there are two main types of child custody: physical custody and legal custody. Both can be broken down into more specific types of custody. Each type entails different rules and responsibilities for the parents, depending on the terms agreed upon in court. Below,… Continue reading →

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Can I change my child’s school?

A divorce is much more than just the end of your marriage. The issues addressed in your divorce will change the rest of your life and impact everyone you care about. Sometimes circumstances happen after divorce that requires the primary custodial parent to move to another city or even another state. This is a particularly… Continue reading →

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What is a parenting plan?

If you are divorcing in California and have children, you will need to file a parenting plan with the court. A parenting plan addresses custody and visitation issues associated with making arrangements for children of divorced parents. It spells out how you and your ex-spouse will co-parent your children following your divorce. The parenting plan… Continue reading →

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Different types of child custody

It is important to understand the difference between legal custody and physical custody: Legal Custody – The parent has the legal authority to make major decisions for the child, such as education, religion and non-emergency medical decisions. Legal custody includes sole legal custody, which is when a parent is the only person who has legal… Continue reading →

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What is the difference between legal and physical custody?

It is preferred by the court that the couple works out custody and visitation rights on their own.  If an agreement cannot be reached, however, the court will step in and work on the principle of what they believe to be the best interests of the child in question.  The number one custody option is… Continue reading →

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What is guardianship?

A guardianship gives an individual the legal authority to have custody of, and protect and manage the assets and property of another. A guardianship can be over an estate, a person or both.  It can be set up to be temporary, limited, or indefinite.  Guardianships are usually created in the case of an elderly person… Continue reading →