Ilya Artemyev at Bozai Law Addresses Family Law Issue

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

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

If you and your partner have similar ideas about how to raise the child, and have maintained good communication for co-parenting then joint-decision making is a good option. With joint-decision making, one parent cannot make decisions without the other agreeing to it.