In any divorce situation involving minor children (children under the age of 18 or age 18 if still in high school or pursuing a GED), the parties will have to decide on the legal custody arrangement.
Legal custody is often referred to as an “informational right.” As a parent, you will need to make sure that you are given proper access to your child’s school records and medical records and ensure that your child is being raised in the faith that you choose. In addition, spouses granted joint legal custody are allowed to discuss important decisions in the child’s life with the other spouse, including but not limited to choice of school, choice of health care, choice of emergency healthcare, disciplinary methods, and more. In contrast, if the spouses are not granted joint legal custody, then only one spouse will be granted “sole legal custody.”
When you come to Fisher Law Firm for custody services, we will discuss which legal custody situation you desire for your children and then take the necessary steps to achieve your preference.