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In all custody cases, the paramount consideration is what is in the best interest of the child(ren). The law favors joint or shared custody. This does not necessarily mean that each parent will get an equal amount of time with their children. It merely means that each parent may have an equal say on major decisions regarding the children’s welfare, such as medical or educational decisions. Although joint or shared custody is favored, if it is in the best interest of the child the court may order sole custody.
If the parties cannot agree on a visitation schedule, a judge will decide the custody and visitation schedule. The best interest of the child(ren) will be the primary consideration. The the most common schedule permits for weekend visitation, a couple of hours on one weeknight, alternating holiday visitation and summer visitation. When possible the parties should try to establish a visitation schedule that fits their individual needs and works well for both parties and the children involved.