What is joint custody (shared parenting)?
Joint custody, called shared parenting in Ohio,1 means that both parents will be responsible for caring for the child. Among other things, parents will determine:
- where the child will live;
- how they will provide for the child’s economic and medical needs; and
- where the child will spend his/her holidays and other important dates.2
1 Ohio Rev. Code § 3109.041(C)
2 Ohio Rev. Code § 3109.04(G)