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Custody

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Updated: 
March 29, 2017

How are parental rights and responsibilities decided?

If both parents can come to an agreement on PR&R, the parents can make an arrangement on PR&R that works for both of them.  One parent can have all of the parental rights and responsibilities, or the parental rights and responsibilities can be split between the parents in some way.  If the parents cannot come to an agreement about PR&R, there will be a hearing (trial) in front of the judge where both parents get to present evidence and witnesses.  The judge will make the final decision.  Read the next questions for more detailed information.