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Written by attorney Rebecca Anne Myers

Who's the Boss? An Introduction to Legal Custody

When most people think about custody, they think about where their child is going to be, with whom and at what time. This first kind of custody that most often comes to mind is what we call physical custody. It is the actual schedule that dictates with which parent (or grandparent or in loco parentis person) a child will be with at a particular period of time. The physical custody components may include rules for vacations, holidays, when and where you meet, etc. However, as most folks know, there is a whole lot more to raising a child than just showing up somewhere. That is where we get to the second type of custody that people don’t think about nearly as often.

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