Joint custody is a general custody arrangement where divorced or separated parents both share responsibility for a child’s upbringing.
The question “what is joint custody?” needs to be answered in terms of both time spent living with your children and making decisions about their lives.
Different states have different rules for how to get joint custody, but in general, the best way to get it is by showing it's in your child's best interest.
Having joint custody doesn't necessarily mean you won't have to pay child support. But if you think the amount is unfair, you can ask the court to adjust it.
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