There are two types of custody. Legal custody speaks of who makes the major decisions regarding the health and welfare of the child. In some circumstances, you will have shared legal custody where both parents participate in the decision making. In some circumstances, one parent will have sole custody in making these decisions that depend on the circumstances of your particular matter.

There is also residential custody. Some people refer to it as physical custody. This determines who lives primarily with the children. There is the parent of primary residence and the parent of alternate residence. In addition, there could be shared residential custody where the child lives equally with both parents.

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