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Nov 10, 2015 ... “A parent with 'sole custody' of a child has exclusive physical and legal custody rights concerning the child. These custody arrangements are rare, and are usually limited to situations in which one parent has been deemed unfit or incapable of having any form of responsibility over a child — for example, ...


One parent insists she wants “sole custody” and the other parent fights to include the phrase “joint custody” in the written agreement. This fight over language is often less important legally than the spouses think. These terms typically refer to a parent's rights to make decisions regarding the child, with “sole custody” ...


There are various types of sole & shared custody that can be awarded. However, for purposes of child support, the child support guideline is based on the percentage of physical overnights spent by a minor child. When the child spends at least 35% or more physical overnights during the calendar year with each parent, the ...


Legal custody means having the right to make important decisions about your children, such as where they go to school, what religion they are, and major medical decisions. Physical custody refers to the children's living arrangements. Custody can be “sole” or “joint.” Sole custody means only one parent has custody .


When a case comes to court, judges must generally award both parents joint legal custody so that both parents can make major decisions about the child. However, in some rare cases, one parent may be awarded sole legal custody so that only that parent will have the right to make major decisions concerning the child.


Sep 1, 2017 ... In Vermont, the Court uses "Parental Rights & Responsibilities" when talking about custody of children. The Court uses "Child Contact" when talking about visitation. This page provides information about child custody and visitation ( parental rights and responsibilities) in Vermont.


One parent (known as the custodial parent) may have sole physical custody, but the parents exercise joint legal custody, making decisions together. Or they could share physical and legal custody, with the child moving back and forth between them. A non-custodial parent typically has visitation rights. Though a court will ...


The sole legal custodian is generally viewed as the one who has the right and the responsibility to make the decisions related to the health, education and welfare of the child. “Physical custody” is simply about whom the child resides with – sometimes referred to as the residential parent or the custodial parent. A parent who ...


Domestic Relations Law 70 provides that there shall be no prima facie right to the custody of the child in either parent, but the court shall determine solely what is for the best interest of ... The lead case in New York for the rights of a non parent versus a parent is Bennett v. ... Joint custody may not be sole custody in disguise.