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is filing for child support and visitation the same as sole custody or is it different, do you have to file for sole custody separately?
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When either parent files for visitation, the judge will make a decision regarding where the child is going to live. As part of a decision on child support and visitation, the judge will name one parent as the primary custodial parent. A parent who wants sole custody, though, would file a Petition for Sole Custody and Child Support, rather than a request for visitation.

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