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Can a judge order joint legal custody in a contested divorce/custody case?

Q: What precedent/case is there to prevent a judge from ordering joint legal custody in a custody trial? I would like to read the cases. Can you cite any?

A: David’s Answer: The caselaw provides that a Judge MAY order joint custody at trial. Doing so, however, remains in the Judge’s discretion. Thus there’s no caselaw “preventing” a Judge from ordering joint custody at trial as a general proposition. Schedule a consult with a Westchester Child Custody attorney for a full assessment.

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