What is the default for legal custody without an agreement?


#1

I do not have a signed separation agreement but the kids live with me and visit their dad every other weekend. We have been separated for 6 months. Without an agreement in place, who has legal custody of the children? Is it by default both parents or does it default to the custodial parent?


#2

Until an agreement or court order is in place you both have legal custody of the children and equal rights to physical custodial time.