Joint Custody

There are two parts to every custody order in California, including the legal custody and the physical custody. Joint legal custody is a shared custody by both parents to make the major decisions together regarding their children’s health, education and well being. Joint physical custody is a shared parenting plan in which the child or children spend considerable time living at each parent’s residence. It is common for couples who share physical custody to also share legal custody, but not necessarily the other way around.