Posts Tagged ‘physical custody’

If we Share Joint Custody, Can Child Support be Determined?

If you share joint custody of your child with the other parent, you probably view this as having equal amounts of time with the child. However, you should be aware of the fact that state laws actually dictate whether or not you will receive child support, and how much you are entitled to. Even though… Continue reading →

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Custody and Visitation Schedule Guidelines in California

In California, the courts urge parents to conduct something known as a “custody or visitation agreement” or a parenting plan. These plans are a written agreement among parents on two major aspects of parenting schedules: time-sharing, and decision-making. This means that, with the help of these schedules, you will better understand when your child will… Continue reading →

Physical and Legal Custody

What’s the Difference Between Physical and Legal Custody? In a divorce settlement, there are two main types of child custody: physical custody and legal custody. Both can be broken down into more specific types of custody. Each type entails different rules and responsibilities for the parents, depending on the terms agreed upon in court. Below,… Continue reading →

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Different types of child custody

It is important to understand the difference between legal custody and physical custody: Legal Custody – The parent has the legal authority to make major decisions for the child, such as education, religion and non-emergency medical decisions. Legal custody includes sole legal custody, which is when a parent is the only person who has legal… Continue reading →

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What is the difference between legal and physical custody?

It is preferred by the court that the couple works out custody and visitation rights on their own.  If an agreement cannot be reached, however, the court will step in and work on the principle of what they believe to be the best interests of the child in question.  The number one custody option is… Continue reading →

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