Physical custody simply refers to which parent the child or children primarily lives with. This can be sole physical custody or joint physical custody. Different aspects that will affect who is granted physical custody is based on the best interests of the child or children and includes the mental health of the parents, whether they have any history of physical abuse, or any history of alcohol or drug abuse. In addition, maintaining stability for the child or children is the primary focus of the Courts. Our highly effective team is focused on maintaining the mental and physical being of you and your child or children.
Which parent has legal custody of a child will determine who has the right to make decisions regarding their schooling, what activities they are involved in, what religion they should be involved in, as well as decisions regarding their healthcare. In many cases, both parents have legal custody, or joint legal custody, of the children and therefore both have the right to be involved in their upbringing. Joint legal custody requires that both parents are involved in the decision making. Our firm can guide you in learning to communicate with each other for the benefit of your children, putting personal feelings aside for their benefit.