Child custody is the legal relationship between parents and children. There are two types of child custody: joint custody and sole custody.
Joint custody means both parents share the decision-making on behalf of their child. A joint custodial arrangement requires parents to work together or create a method to make major decisions regarding a child's health, educational, developmental and religious needs. There is a presumption in Connecticut that the sharing of joint custody is in the best interests of a child.
Sole custody means one parent has the ability to make decisions for the child without the consent of the other parent.