Amanda Blystone answers:
Absolutely. In Indiana there are two types of child custody: legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody refers to the decision-making authority for the big issues in a child’s life: healthcare, religion, and education. Physical custody refers to where the children reside. Parents can share equal legal custody, and have equal decision-making power for those big issues in a child’s life, regardless of whether the children split their physical time equally between homes.
Amanda Blystone is a Domestic Relations Mediator and Certified Family Law Specialist (as certified by the Family Law Certification Board) at Broyles Kight & Ricafort, P.C. Amanda has practiced family law almost exclusively since her admission to the Indiana Bar in 2001, and has litigated in counties throughout the State of Indiana. www.bkrfamilylaw.com