If a custody, visitation or support case is before the Youth and Home Court (J&DR) and a judge will appoint two types of custody – legal custody and physical custody. Custody means the custody and control of the child and the ability to make decisions about the child. Physical custody means the daily custody of the child and where the child will live. Where appropriate, families are encouraged to use mediation to develop a custody, visitation or support plan that best suits them. Placement of family allowances: things to know before leaving If you have physical custody of your child, the non-custodial parent is most likely responsible for paying family allowances. Sole custody means that only one parent has the responsibility and authority for the custody and control of the child. Sole custody means that the child resides with a parent and the non-custodial parent may have certain access rights. Family structures are developing and many families have two full-time parents, shared custody agreements are becoming more and more frequent. This does not necessarily mean 50-50 time-sharing, but something that is closer than one of the parents has primary custody and the other has all the other weekends with the children. A parent can benefit from both physical and legal custody, and parents often share responsibilities with each other (i.e. “shared custody”).
C. The court may order the payment of maintenance for each child of the parties. At the request of either party, the court may order that such assistance be paid to a trust for special needs or to an ABLE savings account within the meaning of paragraphs 23.1 to 700. . .