Joint Custody and Shared Custody

Joint Custody and Shared Custody are both custody arrangement with shared parenting and considered synonyms.

In a joint custody, both parents have custody and are entitled to make decisions about their child’s upbringing and well being. Usually, the child lives with one parent majority of the time and that parents makes day to day decisions for the child. The other parent will have access, right to visit the child and shares major decisions about the child.

In a shared custody arrangement, both parents make decisions about the child and the child lives equal amount of time with each parent. The child lives at least 40% of the time with each parent. This kind of arrangement affects the amount of the child support.  It is important that both parents live in a reasonable distance from each other making it convenient for the child to move between parents. Family Lawyer Mississauga can help you for Joint Custody and Shared Custody solutions.

The author of this article, Balvinder Kumar is a renowned Family Lawyer in Mississauga serving families across Mississauga, Milton and Brampton.

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