Child Custody Laws
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Publisher description for Child Custody Laws
Divorce is the legal ending of a marriage. Divorce laws seek to formalize the process as well as to help with the division of assets and property. In cases where children are involved, divorce laws may decide issues regarding child custody and child support. Child Custody Child custody refers to the guardianship of children involved in a divorce case. Some states divide the issue of custody into two areas: physical custody and legal custody. Physical custody refers to where the child LiVES. In some cases, one parent is granted sole physical custody but the other parent has visitation rights. In other cases, both parents are given joint physical custody, meaning that the child lives with each parent half of the time (or according to an agreed upon schedule). Legal custody refers to decisions about the child???s lifestyle. Religious, medical, and educational decisions are made by the legal custodian or custodians. Legal custody can be granted to one parent or may be granted jointly to both parents.