Child Custody

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Question: Can I live in a different county and have joint custody?

Answer: It is still possible to have joint custody.  Whether or not you can get joint custody depends on your individual situation.  If your child is of school age, the court will want the child to live with one person during the school week.  That is just logical.  These days, the courts no longer use the term "custody."  Instead, it is called "legal decision-making."  The new term is more accurate because the issue is whether one or both parents have the right to make legal decisions for the child. 

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