What Is Joint Custody?

It is a plan in which parents get court permission to share the decision­making responsibilities and sometimes also share the physical custody of the children. One parent will usually still have a duty to support the children.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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