Family Law Keyed to Weisberg
Bell v. Bell
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Greg and Debra Bell married in 1986 and separated in 1987. While married, the two shared most child rearing tasks. Sharon Nollman babysat the couples’ child part-time in 1996 and full-time in 1987. She continued to babysit until February 1988, when this trial occurred. The couple agreed to share custody upon separation, with both using Nollman to babysit. They accommodated each other’s schedules. An interim custody hearing directed the couple to continue their weekly alternating schedule of shared physical custody, and to continue utilizing Nollman for babysitting. They continued to accommodate one another and cooperating in making major decisions about their sons medical care. The trial court awarded legal and physical custody of the child to Debra, allowing Greg visitation on alternating weekends and during four one-week periods spread throughout the year. Greg appealed.
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