There are two principal types of child custody, and it is very important to work with a qualified attorney to create a realistic arrangement. This area of law can be particular difficult for families at the emotional level, so it is best to work with an expert who will fight for your rights.
Physical custody refers to where the child will live. Legal custody deals with decision-making, such as which parent will choose the child’s religious upbringing or make medical decisions for the child. If the parents are on good terms, cooperate and can make decisions together, then joint legal custody may be a good option.