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Joint Custody – The children live with the residential custodian and visit with the non-residential
parent. Both parents have an equal say in major decisions affecting the children and decisions can
only be made with notice and consent.

Joint property – Property held in the name of more than one person.

Judgment – The final ruling of the judge on an action for divorce, legal separation, or annulment.
Decree has the same meaning as judgment in other states.

Jurisdiction – The power of the court to rule upon issues relating to the parties, their children or
their property.







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