Courts will decide how custody of the couple’s minor children is divided between the parents.
Custody consists of both physical and legal components, which are two different issues for the court to resolve. The court also will decide whether one parent should have sole custody of the children or whether the parents should share joint custody of the children.
Giving a parent physical custody of a child means that the child will live with this parent. Physical custody can be sole or joint, often depending on how much time the child typically spends with each parent and how close the parents live to each other.
Giving a parent legal custody of a child means that the parent has both the right and the duty to make critical decisions about how to raise the child. These decisions are based on the best interest of the child standard.
If you are seeking to establish parental rights or modify an existing custody order, please contact our firm in order to establish a plan to best serve the best interest of your children.