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Custody? Or Shared Responsibility?

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Jeff NuckolsCustody? Or Shared Responsibility?

By: Jeffrey R. Nuckols, Esq.

In an earlier post, I wrote about child custody and time sharing. Another subject that parents might discuss related to the concept of child custody is which parent will be responsible for a child’s care or which parent will have decision making authority for important facets of a child’s life like medical care decisions.

IS IT CUSTODY OR SHARING?

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Jeff Nuckols

Is It Custody or Is It Sharing?

By: Jeffrey R. Nuckols, Esq.

You have probably heard someone talk about child custody, and most of us understand the meaning of the word custody in the context of divorce. But for some people, the word custody carries with it overtones of control and even incarceration. Of course, parents generally do have the responsibility and right of control over their children, but there could be a friendlier way to talk about the time that a child spends with each parent after the divorce. Additionally, even though we understand the concept of primary custody where a child lives with one parent most of the time, a term other than custody might better describe the variation in different cases of how much time a child spends with each parent.