What is Child Custody?
What types of Custody are there?
Legal custody is the right to make important decisions about a child’s life, such as those related to health, education, and religion. It can be granted primarily to one parent or shared between both parents.
Physical custody is about deciding where the child will live and how time is shared between parents, with one parent often being the main caretaker. It determines who the child stays with most of the time.
Sole custody is when one parent has full responsibility for the child, and the other parent has little or no visitation rights. This occurs if it’s proven that one parent is neglectful or abusive to the child, which is exceedingly rare .
When one child lives mostly with one parent, and another sibling lives mostly with the other parent. This happens when both parents agree to separate the children’s living arrangements.