Written by attorney Rixon Charles Rafter III

Virginia Definition of Joint Custody

The Code of Virginia § 20-124.1. Defines Joint Custody as “Joint custody" means

(i) joint legal custody where both parents retain joint responsibility for the care and control of the child and joint authority to make decisions concerning the child even though the child's primary residence may be with only one parent,

(ii) joint physical custody where both parents share physical and custodial care of the child, or

(iii) any combination of joint legal and joint physical custody which the court deems to be in the best interest of the child."

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