If you’re like most divorcing parents then you probably know that during the divorce process, you will have to have the conversation about child custody. This can range from an easy discussion to a full-blown legal battle, lasting months or even years. Either way, you and your soon-to-be ex spouse will have to determine who will get custody of the child or children and to what extent that custody extends. Will you decide on joint custody or will one parent have primary and legal custody?
As some of our readers know, legal custody gives a parent the right to make long-term decisions about raising the child. This can include making decisions about where the child goes to school or even what religion they practice. But with Christmas just around the corner, we wondered if any of our readers here in Virginia had considered the subject of Santa Clause when it comes to legal custody.