How Is the Custodial Parent Decided in Joint Custody?

Question by Cortney R: how is the custodial parent decided in joint custody?

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Answer by adventuresindomesticity
Usually a social worker is involved and they do a study to determine which household is more stable and child friendly. Many factors come into play, including parent drug/alcohol abuse, school systems, extended family involvement, child care arrangements, parents and children’s preferences, and many more. Most states have a web site that explain how this works… I don’t remember how I found the one for Delaware when I was looking for info, but I’m sure if you search under __(Your state)__ Child custody laws you’ll find what you need to know.

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Prescription Drug Abuse: Governor’s Weekly Message – July 16, 2010 – In his weekly message, Governor Markell talks about prescription drug abuse and what Delaware is doing to curb this problem, which has contributed to a nationwide doubling of drug-related deaths since 1999. Yesterday, Governor Markell was joined by the Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, R. Gil Kerkikowske , Attorney General Beau Biden, Senator Brian Bushweller, Senator Bethany Hall-Long, and medical professionals, as he signed into law an effort that is designed to tackle the locally growing national problem of prescription drug addiction. The legislation aims to reduce prescription drug abuse by limiting “doctor shopping” by addicts, authorizing the state’s Office of Controlled Substances to establish a database of prescription information from pharmacies. Doctors would be able to check the database before giving prescriptions for controlled substances, to both check for potential drug interactions and screen for possible drug abuse. Pharmacies, excluding those in healthcare facilities, would be required to report specific information to the program. You can subscribe to our video and audio podcasts through iTunes or governor.delaware.gov Please join us on Facebook – www.facebook.com – and Twitter – www.twitter.com Share your ideas with us through ideas.delaware.gov

 

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