The term "custody" is often confused with parenting time and visitation schedules. "Custody" is a legal
term that refers to the ability of a parent or parents to make decisions regarding their child's upbringing,
including medical, educational, and religious decisions. "Joint custody" describes a situation in which both
parents have input regarding major decisions related to the child's upbringing. "Sole custody" refers to a
situation where one parent has the exclusive decision making ability.
While there is a presumption of joint custody, the Courts can grant sole custody to one parent based on the
circumstances. When making a determination of custody the Courts look at a variety of factors, including
the fitness of each parent, the contact each parent has had with the child, and the parents' ability to co-
parent. The ultimate determination of custody is made in accordance with the child's best interest.
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