If the parents appear to be cooperating with each other and able to put the needs of their children first, judges in Queens can agree to allow parents to share legal custody of the children.
That means that when it comes to major life decisions, like how to handle health issues, which faith – or none – to raise children in, what kind of schools the children will attend, you and your former spouse will work together and reach agreement.
Most commonly, a single parent gets legal custody, because in most cases, parents aren’t at their best during the divorce process.
But if you and your spouse or former spouse are committed to making co-parenting work and share the decision-making process, it is possible to have joint legal custody. Call the attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino today at 718-523-1111 to talk to a Queens child custody attorney.