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Section J

JOINT LEGAL CUSTODY- a form of custody of minor children in which the parents share the responsibilities and major decision- making related to the child. (see child custody section)

JOINT PHYSICAL CUSTODY- a form of custody of minor children in which the parents share the actual physical custody of the child. (see child custody section)

JOINT PROPERTY- property that is held in the name of more than one person.

JOINT TENANCY- a form of joint ownership in which each joint owner has an equal share.

JUDGMENT- the ruling or order of the court.

JUDGMENT OF DIVORCE - a formal written document that states that a man and a woman are divorced. This is prepared by an attorney and presented to the court for the Judge to sign. In some states and provinces, this is recognized a the Divorce Decree or Decree of Dissolution.

JURISDICTION- the power of the court to rule on issues related to the parties, their children and their property.