What is the Difference Between Joint and Sole Custody in NYS?

  • The types of custody that are relevant in every case are Legal Custody and Physical Custody
  • Legal custody is decision-making authority for a child, and physical custody is where the child resides
  • When you’re talking about Joint versus Sole Custody, you’re talking about Legal Custody
  • Under Joint Custody, the parents need to agree upon major issues
  • Under Sole Custody, the parent with Custody has authority to decide these matters

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This informational video was provided by Jennifer Sunderlin Morton, an experienced New York Child Custody Attorney.

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