Mothers rights with ex husband dating
(For more on the subject, see .) When one parent has physical custody and the other has visitation rights, the parent with visitation rights is usually ordered to pay some child support to the other parent, who is usually deemed to be meeting his or her obligations through the custody itself. Joint legal custody means that the parents plan jointly for their children’s future, as they did before the divorce.
Joint physical custody is typically worked out by the parents, taking into consideration things like the parents’ and children’s schedules and desires, the quality of schools, relationships with friends, and so on.
Physical custody is the right to have the child live with you.
Legal custody is the right to make important decisions about the child’s upbringing—for example, regarding schooling and medical care. Every parent has an obligation to support his or her children.
Children of single mothers do poorly on every imaginable scale: they have more emotional problems, experience more stress, are more likely to grow up poor, they have lower educational achievements and experience way more behavioral problems than children who grow up with married parents.
For parents who communicate well and are equally dedicated to raising their children, joint custody can be an ideal situation.
In fact, in some states, courts are required to order joint custody unless there is some unusual circumstance.
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There are two types of custody in most states—physical and legal.