WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN JOINT, SHARED & FULL CUSTODY?
In Louisiana custody is awarded by determining what is in the best interest of the child which takes in to consideration the capability of each parent to provide for the child, where the child is enrolled in school, and many other factors. In order to be awarded full custody, it must be proven to the court that one parent is unfit to raise the child, this is a very rare occurrence. Most court systems would rather have the mother and father be actively involved in the child’s life and award either joint or shared custody. Joint custody ensures that both parents will equally share responsibilities and decisions regarding the upbringing of their children. Since each parent is highly involved, they must continually work together and agree upon decisions, schedules, and other shared responsibilities in their children’s lives. Shared custody is the legal right to physically share their child. Generally, each parent cares for and houses their child for equal amounts of time.
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