They will look at you and the father's ability to get along to make decisions for the child. If they feel that you cannot agree on anything, they will grant full custody to one of you. joint custody is where 2 people can agree on medical decisions, how the child is raised, where they go to school, activities they are involved in.
Custody has NOTHING to do with visitation. In most states, visitation is a seperate order.
I have full custody of DD (3) and we have joint visitation. He gets her 3 consecutive days each week and 2 weeks in the summer non consecutive. I do not have to ask him anything about medical, schooling or other...but I do occasionally ask his input. He is a good dad and I want to keep him active in her life.
at 1:52 PM on Mar. 25, 2011