If the court revokes the final decision making from a mother and makes a joint decision making (while both parents share legal/physical), would that be considered a change in legal custody?
If yes, does the other party, who wanted that right to be takes away, need to present any evidence on why it has to be taken away?
If you are joint legal custody, you essentially are split down the middle with the opposing party with respect to making decisions regarding education and medical, then that decision making power has not been entirely stripped away from you; it is just shared equally now.
Did you have sole legal custody before the ordering of the current court order?
Assuming that you started with joint legal/physical with an order granting one party the final decision maker when the parties cannot come to an agreement, then that situation would not likely be considered a change of custody - whereas, if the custody was sole legal and the court revoked a parent's final decision making power and changed the custody to joint legal, then yes that would be a change of custody.
Please note that this answer does not constitute legal advice, and should not be relied on, as each situation is fact specific, and it is not possible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the facts and court pleadings filed in the case. This answer does not create an attorney-client relationship.
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