When you are unable to peacefully come to an agreement regarding
child custody you need to become familiar with the legal terms surrounding this complicated
If you are seeking
joint custody you should know that there are two types that you can seek: joint
physical custody and joint
legal custody. You can be awarded one or both of these
types of custody.
Joint physical custody defines the amount of time that the child spends
with each parent. Based on what both parties want, what the child wants
and what the court thinks is best for the child involved, the amount of
time can be short, such as a weekend with the other parent, or time spent
equally with both. However, if you are seeking an equal amount of time
with the child then it is best if the parents live near one another.
The other type of custody, joint legal custody, defines the decisions that
are made for the child by the parents. These include health care, school
and religious training. However they can also include major decisions
like the age for dating or getting a job, methods of discipline, summer
camp and extracurricular activities.
Fighting for joint custody can often be a difficult battle, but not impossible
if you have a
Jacksonville family lawyer on your side.
Contact our law office now!