Full or joint custody


Dear marika:

If you do not have joint custody, you have a lot less ability to question decisions made for your son. Also, is your ex doing this so that he can sue you for child support?

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

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My ex and I had joint custody of our son,and his primary care was with me. Now he is 15 and wanting to live with his dad and visit with me.I wasnt thrilled but wanting to do what makes him happy is my first concern.Unfortunately his father is asking for full custody, not joint.What is the differance on my standings where I have a say in my sons life until he is of age of legal adult?Should I fight for it to stay joint custody-I thought it was the best idea in the interest of our son who has no clue on what all the two mean.