Legal custody and physical custody have similarities and differences. It can be important to know what they are.
Child Custody Statistics
According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, about one-fourth of American children live in single-parent households. This data may indicate that you are not alone in your plight of having to formulate an equitable parenting plan, so that you and your estranged partner might share the children.
Legal Custody vs. Physical Custody in North Hollywood
Having legal custody of the children means that the custodian has the right to make important choices for them. Some types of legal child custody decisions may include long-term determinations, such as those relating to education or healthcare.
The tribunal may award legal custody to both parents, and the arrangement may be modified upon the petition of either caregiver.
Periods of physical custody are when the children are in the actual presence and care of one of the parents.
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