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How can I make sure I have joint custody?

How can I make sure I have joint custody?

How do I get joint custody if my ex refuses custody? Once you are certain you have Parental Responsibility you can apply to the court for joint custody. The court will ask you to try mediation before a hearing is arranged. In mediation, you will be helped by an independent third-party to try to come to an agreement.

Can a grandparents get joint custody of a grandchild?

Anyway, when you and your ex-wife sorted out your divorce, your parents and her parents did not stop being grandparents to your children. The Commonwealth of Virginia honors grandparents, emotionally of course but also legally, by recognizing grandparents as one of a class of persons with “a legitimate interest” in what is best for the child.

What do you need to know about joint legal custody?

Joint legal custody allows both parents to make legal decisions for a child such as choosing schools and doctors. Parents interested in a joint legal custody arrangement should first consider the level of communication between themselves and the child’s other parent.

Where do I go to get joint custody of my child?

Locate the appropriate court. You will file your petition for joint custody in the same court you opened your family law case in. Generally, you will open your family law case in the country where your child lives. This is true even if you live in a different county.

What happens if you ask for custody of a child?

If you are asking for custody of or access to a child, you must show how what you are asking for is best for the child. The judge will focus on the child, not the adults. The court will weigh the options available and make a decision about what arrangement he or she believes is best for the child.

Anyway, when you and your ex-wife sorted out your divorce, your parents and her parents did not stop being grandparents to your children. The Commonwealth of Virginia honors grandparents, emotionally of course but also legally, by recognizing grandparents as one of a class of persons with “a legitimate interest” in what is best for the child.

Joint legal custody allows both parents to make legal decisions for a child such as choosing schools and doctors. Parents interested in a joint legal custody arrangement should first consider the level of communication between themselves and the child’s other parent.

What are the different forms of grandparent custody?

Grandparent custody comes in different forms, and the legal terms for these forms can differ from state to state. But parenting grandparents usually have one of the following legal relationships with their grandchildren.

Can a parent have joint custody if they don’t live together?

Even then, courts may still allow the other parent supervised visitation. Parents who don’t live together have joint custody (also called shared custody) when they share the decision-making responsibilities for, and/or physical control and custody of, their children.