Legal Decision Making and Parenting Time Information

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What is legal decision making and parenting time?

Legal decision making and parenting time is most commonly known as child custody.  When parents separate or divorce, care for the children must continue.  If the parents cannot agree on a plan for raising the children, the court will order a plan or decide matters concerning their health and welfare.

What is legal decision making?

A term referring to the rights and responsibility of a person to make all non-emergency legal decisions for a child including those regarding education, health care, religious training, and personal care decisions.

What is parenting time?

The schedule of time during which each parent has access to a child at specified time.  Each parent during their scheduled parenting time is responsible for providing the child with food, clothing, and shelter and may make routine decisions concerning the care of the child.



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