Establishing Physical Custody
As part of normal divorce proceedings, a family will need to establish how both the legal and physical custody agreements will work following the divorce. Physical custody refers to the parent with which a child or children will predominantly reside after the divorce. As such, whichever parent holds the physical custody of his or her child will be legally responsible for the health and well-being of their child or children.
Creating a Joint Physical Custody Plan
Under many circumstances, both parents wish to establish a joint physical custody plan by which both parents retain physical custody of their child or children, though not necessarily equally. If you and your spouse are interested in establishing a plan like this, you will both need to consider each of the following:
- Exactly how the scheduled living arrangements will work out
- The particulars of your legal custody division agreement
- How you wish to resolve any outstanding disputes
- How you will accommodate changes in circumstances
- How expenses will be divided
- How you will communicate with one another
While it may seem like a lot, these agreements are critical to the ability of you and your former partner to move forward with your respective lives.
Consult with a San Jose Physical Custody Attorney
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