Legal custody - what does it mean


#1

No separation agreement signed yet. I have my daughter all but one day/night a week when she goes to her fathers (but not always every week). She is 12.

He is now argueing over Legal custody (he agrees for me to have physical custody). I just figured that since I have her the majority and take care of her I should have legal. If I give him joint legal custody what exactly does that mean for me?

Question2 - If i have legal custody can he take her out of state without my knowledge?


#2

Unless he is unfit in some way the court would probably award joint legal custody. The parent taking a trip with the child usually gives the other parent some notice of the trip.