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Joint Custody Agreements and Common Child Custody Questions

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					Joint custody gives both parents the right to influence the child's raising. It is where
both parents have legal responsibilities and rights regarding their child, despite where
they live. The child may live with one parent and visit the other on weekends, it could
spend equal amounts of time living with each parent, moving back and forth on a
regular basis. Even though the custody is shared, they child may simply live with one
parent and visit the other from time to time.
 What is a joint custody agreement?
 Joint custody gives both parents the right to influence the child's raising. It is where
both parents have legal responsibilities and rights regarding their child, despite where
they live. The child may live with one parent and visit the other on weekends, it could
spend equal amounts of time living with each parent, moving back and forth on a
regular basis. Even though the custody is shared, they child may simply live with one
parent and visit the other from time to time.
 Joint custody can be a good solution if both parents are able to maintain a civil
relationship, and work towards the benefit of their child. However, like most things,
joint custody can have disadvantages. It can have a negative effect on the child if the
parents maintain a hostile and harsh relationship.
 What if the parents can't decide on a custody agreement?
 In the event that parents are unable to come to an agreement regarding custody and
visitation plans, they may have to take part in court-ordered negotiations to find a
solution. In such a session, a third party will aid the parents in reaching an agreement.
Once agreed upon, the terms will be confirmed by court order.
 If parents are unable to come to an agreement in such a session however, visitation
and custody will be decided by the court. Evidence will be presented by both sides,
and the court will then decide which parent will be awarded custody. Parents are
advised to try to work things out together first, before a child custody procedure takes
place, as these can be very expensive and it is smart to inform yourself as fully as you
can about the process of child custody and joint custody agreements before the whole
thing takes off like a runaway train.
 Learn more about other common child custody questions and joint custody
agreements and the whole process of gaining child custody in the aftermath of a
broken relationship. Check out percentage of obligors model in child support and
child support guidelines at http://ChildJointCustody.com ,an informational site all
about child custody and get your FREE child Custody book.

				
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