Southern California Law Firm Frequently Asked Questions Video
What is joint custody?
Joint custody means basically that both of the parties to a divorce, both of the parents, are going to share custody of their children. That might involve legal custody where both parents are going to share the legal custody of their children and both of them will have the right to make decisions concerning medical care or what school the children attend, issues like that.
Joint physical custody refers to a situation where the parents share the physical custody of the children, might be on a 50/50 basis. It might be on a 70/30 basis where one of the parents only has the children on three days a week instead of four days a week, but that’s what joint physical custody is.