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What is Joint Custody?
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  • What is Joint Custody?
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      Firm Name: Miley Law Firm
      Duration: 01:24
      Date: 2020-03-13
      Legal custody refers to the parents’ rights to make crucial decisions about their child’s health, education, religious upbringing, and general welfare. With joint legal custody, both parents share decision-making responsibilities, as they might have during their marriage.    Legal custody is an entirely separate issue from physical custody, which means providing the child with a home, either full time, as with sole physical custody, or part-time, with joint physical custody   Joint legal custody can — and usually does — exist independently of the physical custody arrangement. This means that parents who rarely see their children may still take part in important decisions. Family courts generally award joint legal custody unless there is a compelling reason not to. For example, parents who share legal custody are expected to work together to make decisions in the best interests of their child. But if one parent creates conflict, refuses to cooperate in the decision-making process, or makes decisions contrary to the child’s best interests, a judge may award sole legal custody to the other parent.  Edward Miley can help you understand the rights and responsibilities that come with joint legal custody. Contact the Miley Law Firm in Las Vegas, Nevada for more information.
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