Joint Legal Custody

Joint Legal Custody means that both parents shall share the right and the responsibility to make the decisions related to the health, education and welfare of the child (Family Code Section 3003). In making an order for custody with respect to both parents, the court may grant joint legal custody without granting joint physical custody (Family Code Section 3085).

See also Legal CustodyPhysical Custody, Joint Legal CustodySole Legal CustodyJoint Physical CustodySole Physical Custody, Joint Custody, Parenting Plan.

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