Can joint custody be in different states?

Answer Answer A custody order can only be granted by one court usually in the state where the child presently resides.Judges are very reluctant to grant joint custody when the parents live in separate st... Read More »

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Would a court consider granting joint custody to your ex even though you live in different states?

Answer Yes. The long distance visitation schedule would be followed. Depending on the age of the child(ren), the court will award based on who is more stable and able to provide for the child. The ... Read More »

If the parents live in two different cities do they still have the right to joint custody or will the judge order one of them sole custody?

Answer Best Interests of the children. Are you talking about physical custody or legal custody? Visitation schedule?Hopefully the parents can work it out in concilation court.for more details see... Read More »

If you have primary physical custody of your daughter but joint legal custody with her father do you need permission from the court or him to move her to a different state?

AnswerIn most states you do. There are forms you can find online and have both the father and the mother sign them in front of a notary. I have done it in my case just as a safety measure.

How can you get joint custody or physical custody when mother has sole custody of child?

There is a difference between physical and legal custody. The court can award joint legal custody to the parents and determine that one parent will have physical custody. It can also award joint ph... Read More »