Emerick v. Emerick

In Emerick v. Emerick, 5 Conn. App. 649, 502 A.2d 933 (1985), cert. dismissed, 200 Conn. 804, 510 A.2d 192 (1986), the Court noted that under 46b-56a (a), "joint physical custody is severable from joint legal custody." The Court also indicated that an order regarding education involves legal as opposed to physical custody when we explained that "the difference between a sole custodian and a joint legal custodian is that the sole custodian has the ultimate authority to make all decisions regarding a child's welfare, such as education, religious instruction and medical care whereas a joint legal custodian shares the responsibility for those decisions." Id. at 657 n.9.