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There are a lot of myths surrounding divorce and parental custody. This week on #GathingsLawTalk, Gathings Law Attorney, Kim Vice, is debunking some of those myths.

For instance, when it comes to a joint or shared custodial agreement, many people are often under the impression that this means both parents will have equal time with the child. However, to many people’s surprise, this is a myth.

In most joint or shared legal custody arrangements, both parents have time with the child, however, not equal time. The parents will have joint decision making and parental responsibility. This means that both parents will have a say in the decisions that pertain to their child’s well being. However, the Court will generally designate one parent as the primary physical custodian and the other parent as the secondary physical custodian. The child will live with the primary, while the secondary will have visitation. Additionally, Courts are encouraging parents to work together so that children with separated or divorced parents can have quality time with both parents.

At Gathings Law, we will always work in the best interest of you and your children. We have decades of experience handling custody cases. We know that every case is unique and that the best interests and welfare of the children come first. If you have questions regarding custody, call Gathings Law and ask to speak to one of our divorce attorneys. The initial consultation is free.

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