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Joint Child Custody a Serious Consideration for Judges

Although there are no hard and fast rules regarding child custody, judges are encouraged to support requests for joint custody when possible.

However, this does not mean that every request will be honored. Each child custody case is reviewed by the courts to determine whether the outcome will best suit the needs of the child involved. In joint custody cases, both parents have an equal say in the child's upbringing, including medical treatment, education and religious training.

For those situations where joint custody is not possible or ideal, primary and secondary physical custody may be awarded. While both parents can petition for primary custody, the court will consider what is best for the child in terms of location, education, medical needs and other important factors. The individual that is given secondary custody will also be granted a certain amount of time with the child, as well as visitation rights.

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Categories: Child Custody, Family Law