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Making Decisions and Spending Time with Children

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What is decision-making responsibility?

This is the right to make important decisions about how to care for and raise a child. For example, to make decisions about:

  • education
  • religion
  • health care
  • important extra-curricular activities

Decision-making responsibility can be divided in a few ways:

  • one parent has all the decision-making responsibility,
  • 2 or more parents share decision-making responsibility, or
  • different parents are responsible for different areas. For example, one parent makes decisions about health and another parent makes decisions about religion.