Code § 3003.However, the fact that parents share joint legal custody does not necessarily mean that they will share joint physical custody. Joint legal custody (also called joint legal custody, shared parental responsibility, etc.) There are several types of joint custody in California. In the most common joint custody agreement, both parents share physical custody and legal custody of the child. This means that both parents are involved in the child's daily life and both parents make important decisions regarding education, health care, and religion.
The child can live with one or both parents. When one parent has sole custody of their child, the non-custodial co-parent is usually ordered to pay child support to the custodial co-parent. However, while child custody is considered in calculating child support, it is not unusual for one or both parents to be ordered to pay child support even if they share joint custody of the child. If you share joint legal custody but exclude your ex from decision-making progress or make unilateral decisions about your ex's objections, your ex can take you back to court and ask the judge to enforce custody orders.
With this type of agreement, the primary physical custodial parent is still referred to as the custodial parent, while the other is the non-custodial parent. You can have joint legal custody with sole physical custody or joint physical custody, which determine who your child lives with. If you are concerned about the most appropriate custody agreement in your case, it's important to talk to your lawyer honestly about all the creative ways in which these concerns can be addressed without taking the most extreme measures, such as sole legal and physical custody of a single parent. Even in situations where joint physical custody doesn't work well, the court usually includes joint legal custody.
This means that the child lives with the custodial parent, although both have a say when it comes to making decisions. Joint legal custody means that both parents have the legal authority to make important decisions for the child. If you are the custodial parent, you can choose to give your former spouse the right to claim your child or children as dependents. In these states, sole legal custody is granted when joint legal custody is not in the best interest of the child.