Exploring the Different Types of Child Custody It is hectic deciding who gets to take custody of a child or children after a separation. It can often spur into a huge and heated debate between parents arguing over who gets custodial privileges. If you’re on the verge of a divorce, it is vital to seek legal counsel from a trained family lawyer. There are various forms of child custody available. Albeit, what should be paramount in all of this is maintaining your kid(s) best interests. In this article, we look at the different types of child custody. You can find out what works best for you. Physical Custody This type of child custody grants a parent the right to have a child stay in their home. In this instance, a child physically has to reside with a parent. If the child spends time with both parents living separately, both parents may be awarded joint physical custody. This can only work out fine if both parents live considerably close to each other. This will help reduce the stress on the kids. The parent that primarily houses the child is called the custodial parent. The other parent with visitation privileges is called the non-custodial parent. Legal Custody Legal custody of a child or children gives you the legal backing to make decisions about raising your child. When you have legal custody of your child, you can make decisions on their: Religious leanings Academic life Medical care Extracurricular activities and lots more. Joint Legal Custody In this type of arrangement, both parents have the legal responsibilities to decide about the kid’s upbringing....
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