Types Of Legal Decision Making

My ex said that he only wanted legal decision making regarding our children’s education, what does this mean?

Legal decision making is the legal power to make a variety of decisions regarding the upbringing and best interest of your child. It is common for parents to have what is Joint Legal Decision Making, where both parents have a say in how their child is raised.

Joint Legal Decision making is something that can allow the parties to come up with more specific agreements on who makes what decisions. Some different types of decision making are:

  • Medical;
  • Education;
  • Religion; and
  • Personal/Day to day.

These different types of decision making can divided up in a variety of ways depending on your own unique situation and circumstances. In dealing with issues regarding legal decision making it is best to consult with an attorney who can make you aware of your available options in your case and of possible consequences.