Family Law Matter

Child Custody and Visitation

Legal Custody:

  • Who makes the decision about health, education and walfare of the child?

Joint Legal Custody

  • Parents make decisions together

Sole Legal Custody

  • These decisions are made by one parent only

Physical Custody

  • Who do the children live with?

Joint Physical Custody

  • The children spend a signficant amount of time with both parents (but not necessarily equal amount of time)

Sole Physical Custody

  • The children live primarily with one parent, with a schedule to spend time in the care of the other parent.