My ex and I are getting ready to go through custody mediation.We are leaning towards joint/legal custody (50/50).
Can anyone elaborate on what things we need to consider?
And my ex is volunteering to keep our daughter after school and during the summer while I work since he’s self-employed and has more free time. With him doing that, would that not change the 50/50 status since he’ll actually have her more during the year? He may have graciously volunteered to keep her in hopes of getting child support from me. Would it be better if I arrange for a sitter or daycamp for the summer? I know that there may be issues at the last minute where he won’t be able to keep her, and then I’ll be stuck with no one.
Another question…if we do 50/50 custody, do either one of us pay child support? I’ve heard that the parent who makes the most money would still have to pay regardless if we have joint custody. Is that correct?
And how is it decided as to who claims the child on their taxes??
And do we share the cost of clothing, school supplies, medical expenses, etc?