In the typical child custody case, both parents share parental responsibility – in Florida.
Several other states also favor shared (or joint) legal custody of children.
But the great majority of states don’t.
A New York state legislative committee just struck down the latest proposal for joint legal custody.
This Greater Binghampton Press & Sun-Bulletin article points out some of the reasons why.
Topping the list is domestic violence and abuse, including extremely controlling behavior by one parent.