Child Custody and Guardianship are the legal terms used to describe the legal and practical relationship between a parent and child including e.g. the right of the parent to make decisions for the child and the duty to care for it; it comes into question in proceedings involving dissolution of marriage annulment and other legal proceedings where the residence and care of children are concerned. In most jurisdictions child custody is determined by the best interests of the child standard.
In many proceedings to dissolve a marriage issues relating to child custody generate the most acrimonious disputes. It is not uncommon for one parent to accuse the other of trying to turn the child(ren) against him or her or of disrupting the parent’s communication with the child(ren). In extreme cases parents have taken children out of the jurisdiction in violation of court orders so as to frustrate the other parent’s custody or visitation rights.
There are hundreds of thousands of cases of divorce that comes in a court of law daily. In some of them, the issue of the custody of child exists. While in some cases, both the parents reach to a mutual agreement regarding the custody of the child whereas in other cases, the court has to decide upon the child custody taking into account all the factors regarding the child.
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Fighting for your child’s custody after divorce can be an emotionally disturbing experience. Discord between parents hampers the child’s healthy development.
Sometimes parents mutually decide and forms agreements regarding their custodian rights and obligations. This type of agreement refers to as stipulation generally becomes part of the court order. But in maximum cases party cannot reach to an agreement and court have to decide the terms and condition in accordance with the law after hearing the arguments and circumstances of the case.
“Legal Custody” gives a parent the right to make long-term decisions about the raising of a child and key aspects of the child’s welfare — including the child’s education medical care dental care and religious instruction. In most child custody cases legal custody is awarded to both parents (called “joint legal custody”) unless it is shown that one parent is somehow unfit or is incapable of making decisions about the child’s upbringing. Legal custody is different from “physical custody” which involves issues such as where the child will live.
“Joint custody” means that both parents have the legal custodial rights and responsibilities toward a child. Under joint custody, neither parent has legal custody rights superior to the other. Joint custody does not necessarily mean that the child spends equal time with or lives with both parents. A parent may have joint custody even though a child resides with another parent.
In child custody situations “joint custody” usually refers to one of two possible scenarios: joint legal and physical custody or joint legal custody.
In true “Joint Custody” arrangements parents share equal “legal custody” and “physical custody” rights. This means that parents participate equally in making decisions about the child’s upbringing and welfare and split time evenly in having day-to-day care and responsibility for the child — including the parent’s right to have the child live with them. True joint custody arrangements are rare because of their potential to cause both personal difficulties (stress disruption of child’s routine) and practical problems (scheduling costs of maintaining two permanent living spaces for the child).
Much more common than true joint custody arrangements (where both physical and legal custody are shared) is “joint legal custody” in which both parents share the right to make long-term decisions about the raising of a child and key aspects of the child’s welfare with physical custody awarded to one parent.
“Joint physical care” means an arrangement in which both parents have joint custody and share parenting time, maintain a home for the child and provide routine physical care for the child. As in joint custody, neither parent has legal custody superior to the other.
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