What does “Tie Breaker” mean when it comes to Joint Legal Custody?
by Thomas Mulinazzi
An old friend called yesterday and asked me, “What does it mean if I have the tie breaker authority?” He said he did a Google search for the “best divorce attorney in Howard County” and my name popped up. He figured why not give me a call since we hadn’t connected in awhile (more years than I want to admit). He explained that a Judge recently awarded him the “tie breaker” authority but gave him and his ex joint legal custody. He wanted to know what that actually means in real life.