If a parent has legal custody of a child could the child still get emancipated?

Answer Yes, that is what minor emancipation is. It depends on the age of the child and the emancipation laws of the state.The main requirement for emancipation is proof that the minor can function indepen... Read More »

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When each parent has custody of one child but they both have joint legal custody is the other parent able to enroll the child in school if they end up coming to live with that parent?

joint custody is just given to make the other person who doesnt have all legal rights feel better, they don't have any real rights of the child, but theyt do get visitation rights. and if you went ... Read More »

Can a parent that is behind in child support get joint custody of a child whos mother already has full legal custody?

AnswerCertainly some evidence of responsibility (ie paying child support, job, time spent with the child) would help your case. Joint custody, however, is not just for the purpose of reducing chil... Read More »

If you sue for full custody of a child does the non-custodial parent still pay child support?

Answer Yes. The granting of full custody to one parent does not relieve the other of their financial obligations to the child(ren).

If a parent has joint legal custody is it legal for the other parent to take the child out of state without permission?

AnswerGenerally joint custody means both parents have equal rights to decisions concerning the child. However, the actual terms would be in the custody agreement. Therefore, it may be allowable for... Read More »