Shared legal custody is often considered a "throw away" and many believe that courts only award sole legal custody when there are significant issues preventing one parent from acting in a child's best interest. However, in some jurisdictions, courts look at legal custody in greater depth, attempting to determine whether shared decision-making is truly in the best interest of the one child.
Campbell Barrett, chair of Pullman & Comley’s Family Law practice, participated in a panel that explored these issues and examined opinions about presumptions of joint legal custody, and whether constitutional issues arise if one party is awarded primary or sole legal custody.
2015 Conference on Advanced Issues in Child Custody: Evaluation, Litigation and Settlement
Presented by: Association of Family and Conciliation Courts & American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
October 1-3, 2015
1001 16 Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
For more information, please visit www.afccnet.org