Legal Custody and Residential Custody

Child Custody: The three most asked questions!

1. What Are The Different Types Of Child Custody And What Do They Mean?

There are two different types of custody, legal custody and residential or physical custody. Often, parents are awarded joint legal custody.

2. How Does A Court Decide Which Parent Will Get Custody?

When determining which parent should receive custody of a child, the court must decide what is in the “best interests” of the child.”

3. If I Have Physical Custody, Can I Move With The Child?

The answer to this question depends where you want to move. If you are moving to a location reasonably close to your current residence, there should be no problem.

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