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Concerning full legal custody: Her lawyer told her he did

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Concerning full legal custody:
Her lawyer told her he did not want to advise her how to answer on the stand to a question from the judge: "why should I grant you full legal custody" be cause some try to memorize and screw up their answer.

In your experience, what have been winning answers to this question?

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What is the difference between "joint custody" and "full legal custody"?
31 years of family law litigation. Understanding of your concerns,and a good legal knowledge base. The winning answers are those that come from the heart, and are not supplied by someone else. I really mean this, judges have heard it all, if it is not an original from the heart answer, it will be very obvious. Why a judge would prefer one parent to another for custody would be, they have more time to spend with the child, a better support system. better living conditions, the child desires to be with me, lack of any past record, evidence of being good with children,. Loosing answers would be, I only want my child so I do not have to pay child support, etc. Here, just use your common sense. Joint custody is when the children are shared 50-50 by the parents. Full legal custody is that only one parent has the child and makes all of the parental decisions for the child. Hope this helped. Sincerely, Steve
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