Primary Custody, wherein one parent is the primary custodian. The child or children primarily reside at this parent’s home, and it is often the district wherein they attend school.
Joint Custody, wherein the child or children resides with both parents as equally as possible.
Joint Legal Custody, wherein both parents have equal decision-making authority.
Joint with Final Decision-Making Legal Custody, wherein both parents have decision-making authority, but in the event of a disagreement, one parent is the “tie breaker” by having the legal authority to make the final decision.
Sole Legal Custody, wherein one parent has sole decision-making authority.
Can Custody and Visitation Change?
Examples of material changes in circumstances are the needs of a child changing, the income and living situation of parent changing, or a parent achieving sobriety. If you are desirous of changing your current custody and visitation arrangement, Whitney Pennington can help you understand if a material change of circumstance has occurred that is sufficient to reopen the case.