When both parents are participating in decisions regarding
health, education and welfare it is Joint Legal Custody
and it is one of most common child custody.
Martial status have no bearing what so ever in child
custody and visitation, judge will rule on what
he or she believes to be best in child interests.
Some states that is old enough to have an impact upon the
determination of custody and visitation by considering they
wish to stay with one parent or the other. It will still
be the judges decision and child will not have final say,
but judge will listen closely to child wishes.
Custody rights can be changed if there is a change in circumstances,
because we live in mobile society it is recommended that
you periodically evaluate your parenting plan. There are
no juries in custody cases, only judges and they make final