An overview of types of child custody


 

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Types of child custody

Physical Custody is a situation where a parent has the right to have a child live with him or her. Some states will award joint physical custody when the child spends significant amounts of time with both parents.

Legal Custody is where a parent or guardian has the right and the obligation to make decisions about a child's upbringing which include schooling, religious upbringing and medical care.

Sole Custody is where a parent can have either sole legal custody or sole physical custody of a child. This happens when one parent if the other parent is deemed unfit due to alcohol or drug dependency or charges of child neglect.

Joint Custody is where parents share the decision-making responsibilities for physical control and custody of a child.

 

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