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It's my understanding that Joint physical custody is not

It's my understanding that Joint physical custody is not normal in GA. That being said, it can in fact be done through an arrangement. If both parties are in 100% in agreement. (Husband has every MON,TUES. Wife has every WED,THUR.They Rotate every other FRI,SAT and SUN).Could you confirm this is accurate? I understand a judge still has to sign off on it but if everyone is agreement, the probability is high that they would. If this is incorrect, please advise as well. Thanks

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Roger

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In the state of Georgia USA, I want to know what are my best

In the state of Georgia USA, I want to know what are my best options to share custody with my husband but also have some level of flexibility so if I have a job loss, I can apply in another state and move with my child. There is something called as Physical custody and legal custody. Would having Sole Legal custody and joint physical custody of my 3.5 yr old son enable me to have this moving option ? I don't want to be stuck in Georgia if all my family/friends are in another state.

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mmdesq

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I have an 8 year old son, I have him every Tuesday for

Hello - I have an 8 year old son, I have him every Tuesday for dinner 5-7pm and every Thursday overnight, plus every other weekend. In the summer I have him week on/off. I petitioned the court in December 2014 for 50/50 custody (week on/off) and although I gained some time, I did not get equal timeshare I wanted. I would like to petition again for the schedule to stay week on/off permanently after this summer break. I know I need to show "change of circumstance" but could the circumstance be that my son is older? Nothing else has really changed. However, the amount of transitions is hard on my son, and he seems happier when he spends longer amounts of time at each house.

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LegalGems

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I'm looking for case law regarding joint verses sole custody

I'm looking for case law regarding joint verses sole custodyMy X was awarded sole custody because the GAL said since the both of you can't make joint decisions together, she decided to suggest that the court appoint one person sole custody to make decisions to avoid grid lock.I was told there is case law to support the awarding of joint custody even when the parent's can't make joint decisions.The judge did ask us if we would agree to a parental counselor, I agreed, my X did notshe was awarded sole custody.i am trying to show that she is going out of her way not to agree on anything so she would continue to have sole custody.Could you please give me case law where joint was awarded when the parents do not get along and dont make joint decisionsI would appreciate it. \Thank you

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AttyHeather

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My son has a one year old daughter. He was engaged to the

My son has a one year old daughter. He was engaged to the mother of the child, but since broke up, about six months ago. To date things have been going fairly well, the child spends one week with the mother and one week with my son. They came up with the agreement alternating weeks and no one pays child support. My son took his daughter out of state to visit relatives (the second time he has done so) today. However, he did not inform the mother until today, after they had already left. The mother is very upset and threating to go to court for full custody. Was my son under any legal obligation to "get permission" before he took the daughter to visit family? And could this action affect future custody? Thanks,

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What would be my monthly child support dollar amount,

What would be my monthly child support dollar amount, according to the NJ guideline, if I have the child full time (no visitations) my 2015 AGI is 45k and the defendant is 184k?

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To LegalGems: thank you. I've also heard from mixed info on

To LegalGems: thank you. I've also heard from mixed info on custody - the guide you linked me to says custody normally goes to one parent with visitation rights for the other, but I've heard elsewhere courts prefer joint custody. What do you think? Is GA different in this regard? I want to keep everything as same as possible for the kids and that would mean me having full physical custody and sharing legal custody (I think), if I have the terms right, and him having them a couple afternoons a week (visitation?). What do you think is reasonable to ask for? please let me know if I should start a new ticket for this question. Thanks.

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LegalGems

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Do I have the right to take my child out of Nevada? His

Do I have the right to take my child out of Nevada? His father and I are unmarried, and still residents of California. He is becoming hostile toward me and I would like to take our son to Michigan with my parents.

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My daughter filed for divorce almost a year ago now. The

My daughter filed for divorce almost a year ago now. The basis was ongoing domestic abuse, deceit, tax fraud and more.After 2 years of abuse (not physical) she found out that her husband was bi-sexual and concluded that was likely a major contributor to the abuse.They have one child, a 3 year old son.The judges focus at this point seems totally the well being of the child as it should be. However, there are other issues on the table.Unfortunately, the mother and father can not agree on anything regarding their son. My daughter would like primary physical custody with limited time allowed to the father due to his character and morals. In addition to the abuse, he lies, has committed adultery, tax fraud and swears incessantly.Q#1 - As our country has now embraced alternate lifestyles, will the judge not consider the bi-sexual lifestyle to be one of valid issues during custody considerations?Q#2 - Regarding the issue of tax fraud, can the judge address that or does a separate filing need to be done?Q#3 - 10 credit cards were initiated jointly without her knowledge. There is debt in the amount of 9K; none of which she created. Can the judge assign responsibility for the debt during this hearing and decree?

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