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Child custody ♡_Jasmine [[+2]] 2 kids; Santa Rosa, CA, United States 2125 posts
13th Dec '12

Is it possible to have Joint physical custody, as well as Sole physical custody? or what is the difference?

user banned 1 child; Germany 12377 posts
13th Dec '12

They aren't the same thing.



You can have sole physical custody and shared access.

♥MomToSilas+1♥ Due December 9; 1 child; ., IL, United States 11654 posts
status 13th Dec '12

If you have sole custody then the childs permanent residence is with you but may or may not have visitation with other parent. If you have joint then the time is split equally.

♡_Jasmine [[+2]] 2 kids; Santa Rosa, CA, United States 2125 posts
13th Dec '12
Quoting Rd.:" They aren't the same thing. You can have sole physical custody and shared access."


Im assuming shared access means he is awarded visitation?

user banned 1 child; Germany 12377 posts
13th Dec '12
Quoting ♡_Jasmine [[+2]]:" Im assuming shared access means he is awarded visitation?"

Yes, and it'll be less than 50% if you have sole custody.

PurpleBama582 52 kids; Dothan, Alabama 3875 posts
13th Dec '12

You can have joint physical custody as well as joint legal custody(they are NOT the same thing), or one party can have sole physical custody while having joint legal custody with the other parent. With my older two, I have sole physical and legal custody(but that's only a technicality at this point since I am back together with their dad), but have joint physical and legal custody of my youngest daughter.

JessicaMatlock:) Due May 7 (boy); 1 child; Modesto, California 1337 posts
13th Dec '12

you can have joint physical custody and joint legal.. or sole physical and sole legal or joint legal and sole physical.. or sole legal and joint physical

lillys'mommy Due November 21 (girl); New York 37 posts
16th Dec '12

does anyone have any information on signing rights over?
my infants father wants to sign his rights over but i dont know how to go about it.

♥MomToSilas+1♥ Due December 9; 1 child; ., IL, United States 11654 posts
status 16th Dec '12
Quoting lillys'mommy:" does anyone have any information on signing rights over? my infants father wants to sign his rights over but i dont know how to go about it."


Depends on where you live. Here in IL a father cannot sign over his rights unless he is signing them over to the mothers spouse. Or the court can strip them if they find the father physical or mentally abusive to the child.

JessicaMatlock:) Due May 7 (boy); 1 child; Modesto, California 1337 posts
18th Dec '12

i know here the rights have to be signed over to the other parents SO who the other parent has been married to for over a year and he has to be willing to adopt.. also just because he sign his rights over he still might be stuck paying child support