joint custody


: custody (the legal right to take care of a child) shared by two people
The divorced parents have joint custody.

Examples of joint custody in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The former couple split when Samaya was 11 months old and ultimately agreed to a joint custody arrangement after a lengthy custody battle. Ariana Quihuiz, Peoplemag, 8 May 2024 Over a month after Princess Love filed for divorce from Ray J — for the fourth time over the course of their relationship — the singer is asking for joint custody of their kids and that most of their assets be kept separate. Charlotte Phillipp, Peoplemag, 8 Apr. 2024 Richard had asked for joint custody in his request. Mackenzie Schmidt, Peoplemag, 28 Mar. 2024 The pair also agreed to joint custody of their kids, though the two would live primarily with Clarkson in Los Angeles. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 15 Mar. 2024 According to the documents, Emily sought joint custody of Waylon, 13. Antonia Debianchi, Peoplemag, 4 Mar. 2024 The couple share a 3-year-old daughter and, according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE, Turner-Smith is seeking joint custody with Jackson. Shania Russell,, 25 Feb. 2024 Bobbi Althoff's husband Cory has filed for divorce from the podcaster, seeking joint custody of their two daughters. Hannah Sacks, Peoplemag, 8 Feb. 2024 Bonet has requested joint custody of their children and no spousal support for either side., 8 Jan. 2024

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“Joint custody.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

Legal Definition

joint custody

see custody sense b

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