Is joint custody a new phenomenon?

Answer Answer No, although it was rare in the past. Divorced families in times past sometimes worked out arrangements that were equivalent to modern jointcustody (Ricci, 1981).For example, the Maryland C... Read More »

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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 »

In Texas when the child's mother dies does the joint custody father get custody?

Properly, yes, however there can be complications. If the mother names some other person guardianship, the father could be facing an expensive custody challenge. This issue should be clarified in t... Read More »

If a divorced couple has joint custody and one of the parents moves out of the country should the custody change?

Answer The parent being refused visitation should contact the attorney who handled the custodial case. If there was not legal counsel they should call the clerk or the court where the visitation o... Read More »

If the mother has sole physical custody and shares joint legal custody with the father the two never married if the mother dies can her husband who is not the baby's biological father assume custody?

Biological Father Gets Custody No, unless the baby's biological father relenquishes his parental rights, he would get custody of the child if the mother dies, not her husband. The biological father... Read More »