The modern trend in child custody cases throughout the United States is to award divorcing parents with 50-50 legal custody, also known as "joint legal custody." Legal custody, in this context, refers to the decision-making authority of both parents to direct important matters relating to the upbringing of their children. For example, co-parents with 50-50 custody will need to agree on matters of schooling, religion, medical care and other parenting concerns.
When there's a dispute with your divorce, it may feel like you'll never be able to resolve the problem. You don't want your divorce to pend for years, so you think you'll have to give in.
There is no easy answer to the ultimate divorce question: "How do you know when it's time to end your marriage?" Some couples have resurrected their marriages from the ashes of infidelity, addiction and other challenging relationship problems. But other couples were unable to resolve their marital difficulties and made the tough choice to bring their relationships to a close.