According to some reports, when Cardi B filed for divorce from her husband and fellow rapper, Offset, one of her requests was primary physical and legal custody of their daughter, Kulture. However, it turns out that she changed her mind pretty quickly, the very next day amending the documents so that she requests joint custody with Offset instead.
As you might have heard, Cardi B decided to divorce Offset after being married for almost three years, shocking their fans who thought they were doing great!
Judging by her divorce documents in which she initially requested primary physical custody of Kulture Kiari Cephus, 2, that might not have been the case.
Earlier today, however, she amended her petition and now she wants joint custody over the child.
One lawyer, Rachel Platt, tells HollywoodLife what that means and how the two are different!
Platt told the news outlet that although the first version of the documents seems extreme, in reality, primary physical and legal custody does not mean what people might think.
In reality, Offset would not have been cut out of his daughter’s life even if Cardi did not change her petition.
The Georgia based lawyer explained that primary custody only means that the child would live mainly with Cardi but Offset would still get visitation rights and can be in his daughter’s life as much as he wants.
She went on to explain that, on the other hand, ‘A joint physical custody arrangement would be the parties sharing equal parenting time with the child by either splitting time the week or alternating weeks spent with the child. Parties in Georgia typically share joint legal custody, where both parties have access to information about the child and are required to consult with each other and attempt to reach an agreement regarding the upbringing of their children.’
‘There are four major decision making areas: Education, non-emergency medical, extracurricular activities and religion. Georgia requires that a tiebreaker be designated for each area, but the parents can choose who has what area and can put any agreements regarding the upbringing of their children into their parenting plans.’