divorce, they must determine with whom their children will live and the circumstances
in which the other parent will be allowed to visit with the children.
Depending on the situation,
child custody powers can either be awarded exclusively to one parent, known as
sole custody, or shared between both parents, known as
joint custody. But what exactly does joint custody involve, and when is this type of
What Are the Different Types of Joint Custody?
The term “joint custody” can refer to two scenarios: joint
physical and legal custody, or just joint legal custody. In joint legal
and physical custody arrangements, parents share both the ability to make
legal decisions on their child’s behalf and the right to have their
child live with them, splitting the time between the child equally on
an alternating basis. For example, parents may exchange custody every
week, month, or according to some other agreed-upon schedule. This is
widely regarded as true joint custody. Unfortunately, arrangements of
this type can be rare due to their potential to cause conflict between
parents on both a personal and practical level.
In joint legal custody arrangements, both parents still maintain equal
decision-making power while only one parent is awarded physical custody.
In these cases, the parent without physical custody is instead granted
fair visitation rights to spend time with the child. This arrangement
typically makes sense in situations where parents live far apart from
Pursue an Amicable Arrangement with The Moodie Law Firm
Regardless of the specifics, any sort of joint custody arrangement requires
a considerable amount of understanding and cooperation between parents
to be successful. If you are in the middle of a divorce and are interested
in pursuing a joint custody arrangement with your spouse, our compassionate
and knowledgeable Denver child custody attorneys at The Moodie Law Firm
can provide the trusted guidance you need to reach an amicable solution.
With honest and responsive counsel, our team has what it takes to help
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