Tag Archives: joint custody

Making Medical Decisions About Your Child with Your Ex-Spouse

In Kansas, most parents are awarded joint custody.  In joint custody situations, medical decisions must be made jointly between Mom and Dad, absent an emergency.  Emergency is not defined by most agreements, however, Merriam-Websters Dictionary defines it as: the state that calls for immediate action.  The situation regarding medical decisions can become very tricky when [...]

Joint Custody and Educational Decisions

As mentioned previously, Kansas prefers joint custody parenting arrangements.  Many clients do not understand exactly what decisions encompass joint custody.   Joint custody ONLY refers to the decision making, NOT the residential custody of the children.  Joint custody refers to the decision making with respect to the major decisions affecting the child, including but not limited [...]