Often the people affected the most by a divorce aren't the adults, but the children. Child custody law is complicated and needs to be dealt with very carefully. An experienced lawyer can make all the difference in ensuring a big life change is handled in the best way possible.
The term ‘child custody' actually refers to two things: physical custody and legal custody. Physical custody refers to the parenting schedule – how much time the child spends living with each parent. There's also legal custody – which is decision-making power over the child. Judges and attorneys always try to encourage the parents to come to a mutual agreement on how exactly these responsibilities are divided.
The laws around child custody vary greatly between states; the only way to fully understand your situation will be to sit down with an attorney.
To learn more about how child custody works in your state, read the articles we've written on the subject.
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